My biggest break: Juris Grinsberg

first_imgMy biggest break: Juris GrinsbergOn 10 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. JurisGrinsberg has more than 25 years’ experience in HR and was a member of theEqual Pay Taskforce. His last position was head of HR at Littlewoods and he isnow in consultancy. He describes his big break:”Iwas working as an HR director for Express Dairies in 1987 – a time of enormouschange in the industry. I was responsible for 4,500 staff, and sales were beingbadly hit by supermarkets stocking milk. We were closing milk-processing depotson a monthly basis, with a number of jobs going. At the same time, we had toensure that milk was still delivered to our doorstep customers.”Inthe space of two years, I learned a lot about industrial relations in a highlyunionised environment. Those smoke-filled rooms were a good learning ground forconsultation and negotiation.”Theexperience gave me belief in my ability and confidence to follow my ownjudgment, even if that meant going against received wisdom. It was achallenging environment and prepared me for dealing with change-managementissues, which are regular features of many industries.” Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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