ISS is delighted at the recognition awarded to Kate Connellan, voted HR Manager of the Year in Ireland’s HR Leadership Management Awards 2017.
The ceremony was held in Dublin, March 2nd to honour the leading HR professionals in Ireland. The prestigious award was established to recognise a HR manager with exceptional ability to manage and fulfill their responsibilities with in their organisation. Kate was previously shortlisted in the inaugural Irish Early Career Awards in the category of HR Professional of the year before being voted HR Manager of the Year.
Kate has worked at ISS since 2014, joining as HR Generalist, and then promoted to People & Culture Advisor & Manager. She has amassed several achievements which have contributed to the success of the HR team. These range from strategic Learning & Development programmes to embed ISS values and leadership principles across all teams, through to ensuring that teams are fully equipped to deal with day-to-day operational matters. ISS is an organisation where many of its people work at client sites, therefore developing cultural cohesion is invaluable.
Kate Connellan, People & Culture Manager, ISS Ireland
said, “I love working in our People & Culture team as I feel that we, as a function, have a key role in helping ISS achieve our vision to be the world’s greatest service organisation. We play an important part in helping our people to find their purpose and deliver memorable service moments to our clients. Working in this area allows me to interact with, train and assist all of our people which is something that sets us apart in our field.”
Eric Doyle, Managing Director, ISS Ireland
commented, “We are all extraordinarily proud of Kate for winning the HR Manager of the Year award which is truly well deserved and a wonderful achievement for her personally. This award is recognition of her dedication, commitment and engagement within the business and ensuring that our people are at the heart of everything we do. Congratulations to Kate from all of us at ISS!”
The panel of judges for the HR Leadership Management Awards commented, “The awards have two core missions; To recognise and reward excellence, and to encourage development, and every year we come together to celebrate this in spectacular fashion. The calibre of the submissions that we saw at the awards this year was beyond anything we had seen before, and we wish to congratulate all of our very worthy winners.”
Photo: Left: Kate Connellan, P&C Manager, ISS Ireland: Right, Joe Creegan, Head of Corporate Life and Pensions, Zurich Corporate Pensions.
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About the HR Leadership & Management Awards
Launched in 2015, the HR Leadership & Management Awards are the benchmark for those demonstrating excellence in HR in Ireland. The awards are attended by the industry’s most influential figures and leading organisation. For more information about the awards visit: HRawards.ie