first_imgWhat isthe strangest situation you have had to deal with at work?Explainingto an interviewee I would not interview him after he turned up having had onetoo many. If youhad three wishes to change your company, what would they be?Thatemployees have more time for their own training and development, and managersappreciate the importance of this as the company rapidly expands. No moresalary grievances would be my third wish. How doyou get to work?By car, butmy conscience tells me I should cycle the five miles. 2000 HR manager, Leica MicrosystemsCambridge1999 HR officer, Leica MicrosystemsCambridge1998 HR assistant, Cambridge Consultants1996 HR assistant, Cambridgeshire CountyCouncil Personal profileOn 28 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today If youwere to write a book, which subject would you choose to write about?A guide toBritish country pubs. What isthe most important lesson you have learnt in your career?Always pushyourself that little bit further, and with hard work and determination, almostanything is possible. Invest time in developing yourself and those around you. Whatwould you do if you had more spare time?Have alunch break. I love the outdoors, so more time to explore the countryside andthe coastline. Comments are closed. If you could adopt the management styleof an historical character, whose would you adopt and why?ErnestShackleton, the explorer. He accepted and met challenges with infectious driveand enthusiasm. When the going got tough, he was prepared to take difficultdecisions to see his mission through. He led by example and commanded therespect of all, while remaining compassionate and caring. Previous Article Next Article If yourhouse was on fire and you could save one object, what would it be?A cupboardfull of photo albums, including ones of my recent wedding and honeymoon. Simon Hillhas recently taken over as HR manager for the scientific instrument company,Leica Microsystems. He is responsible for three Cambridge-based companies inthe group, specialising in image analysis software and equipment for thesemi-conductor industry. What isthe worst?Beingpulled in so many different directions. This makes prioritising a realchallenge. What isthe best thing about working in HR?Thevariety, and working with the most complex things on this planet  – human beings. You have stumbled on a time machinehidden in the vaults of your company building. What time period would you visitand why?The time ofthe Romans. They were the first true civilisation, self-sufficient, highly educatedand innovative, creative with a keen eye for commerce and a love for the goodthings in life such as literature, theatre, architecture and wine. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more