Maria is particularly passionate about helping her clients to take a ‘right first time’ approach to selection and onboarding of new employees. Being a certified Thomas International practitioner, she is able to supply behavioural profiling services, so that hiring managers are equipped to handle the ‘human’ element of recruitment more effectively.
Maria works with our clients to ensure they adopt robust and workable recruitment and selection procedures to ensure the attraction and retention of staff, particularly in key roles.
Originally a hospitality management graduate, Maria qualified in the HR profession with a post-grad Diploma in HRM in 1999. Since then, she has been working with businesses across a variety of market sectors, providing them with advice, guidance and support across the full spectrum of the employment lifecycle.
Maria is an advocate of great people practices, A dynamic and enthusiastic HR professional dedicated to the continuous improvement of organisations and individuals through the creative use of HR strategy, policies, skills and techniques, including staff development and employee engagement.
Maria is experienced up to Board level in all elements of generalist HR, with particular emphasis on implementing effective recruitment and selection processes, change management, business improvement and culture re-alignment.
Maria also assists clients with the delivery of strong strategic and operational HR skills including personal leadership development through Emotional Intelligence assessments; with a pragmatic focus on problem solving and strong communication and consultation skills.
Maria has recently become an Enterprise Advisor, working alongside a local secondary school to enhance their careers offering to students.