Ali Zaman is one of the speakers on iRecruit 2013, june 20-21 in Amsterdam. As a media partner, RecTec had a chance to talk to him before the conference about his position at Akzo Nobel, his visions and his talk.
You’re the global recruitment manager at Akzo according. Yet you don’t have a recruitment or HR background. How did you come about this role? And do you consider it something that more companies should consider?
AkzoNobel believes in cross functional movement of employees in a bid to (a) develop managers with a broad spectrum of general management skills going beyond their primary discipline and (b) facilitate cross fertilization of ideas between functions which brings in fresh perspective and also enhances better understanding between functions. So far as my personal case is concerned I was offered the opportunity by Corporate HR to assume responsibility for our mission to modernize Talent Acquisition as they were looking for someone with business experience in order to bring in that perspective. There is strong merit in moving employees across functions and in addition to the benefits stated above it can be highly motivational for the individuals involved as it was for me as it presented an opportunity to enhance my skill set. Lees verder »