THE Cruden Group has strengthened its HR offering with the appointment of Joanne Hadwin as group head of HR and Laura Davidson as HR manager for Cruden Homes (East) and Hart Builders.
Joanne brings over 20 years’ experience in HR, mainly working in construction and industrial services. She previously worked for a global industrial services business as a senior business partner before setting up an HR consultancy, where Cruden has been a client for several years.
Laura Davidson brings nearly 15 years’ experience in HR management, including roles at The University of Glasgow, Babcock International and CALA Homes.
Cruden explained that Joanne and Laura will be tasked with implementing the people strategy across the group with a focus on succession and talent management, employee health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion. They will also review the impact of new legislation on the construction industry, including the implications of Brexit and IR35.
Kevin Reid, chief executive of the Cruden Group, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Joanne and Laura to the team. Both bring a wealth of experience and will help to bring a renewed focus on employee wellbeing and support at such an important time. They will also be instrumental in developing a pipeline of skills and talent into our business.”