Axis recruit a new Head of HR

March 1, 2013

Since joining the business in February, Naomi’s first priority has been a thorough review of the human resources function for both Axis Security and Axis Cleaning and Support Services, devising a cohesive plan than aligns the policies and procedures across the Axis Group.

Naomi has extensive experience from previous HR roles within companies serving the facilities management sector so understands the challenges the new Axis Group faces. She joins from Jones Lang La Salle where she was providing strategic and day-to-day support for its operations in the UK and Middle East.

Getting to know the business has been Naomi’s first priority. She has been visiting regional branches along with the Axis Cleaning and Support Services’ cleaning centre of excellence in Leeds, Axis Security’s National Communications Centre in Manvers, and a number of clients across the UK.

She has begun reviewing the employee experience to ensure that Axis is the employer of choice within both the security and cleaning sectors. With the help of the human resources team, she will be looking to support the smooth transition as the two companies complete the rebranding process.

Naomi is pleased to be joining at such a crucial time: “I am very encouraged by the passion and commitment that is evident within both sides of the business,” she says. “There is a distinct sense of pride coming from people who very definitely want to move the business on still further, and this is demonstrated at every level.

“HR now works strategically for both businesses,” explains Naomi, “and I hope this will provide stability across the board. Initially this means addressing some inconsistencies in policies and procedures but ultimately we want to support the business’ success and this means having a HR framework that supports our employees and empowers them to develop their careers.”

Naomi will also be responsible for the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy, making sure that its efforts in the community are correctly targeted at areas where a positive difference can be achieved and sustained.