Interview with Erwin M. and Luc J.

Erwin first started working at McBride as a freelancer and after a short break, chose to work with them on a permanent basis. “I met with HRbuilders, somewhere in a motorway restaurant. It was not until August 2014 that there was finally an opportunity I was available for. I became Interim Manager at McBride in Estaimpuis for a 9-month assignment. Later on, when I was already working on another project, McBride got in touch. Sophie offered me a permanent position as Group Head of Local HR Continental Europe and I have been working there since one year. The biggest advantage for freelancers is that we don’t have to succumb to company policies and that we have the ability to achieve large fiscal optimizations. The biggest downside to me, is that in my experience, I was often hired to do similar projects, since I already had the right experience. After having worked as an Interim Manager for 9 years and having done multiple consecutive ‘plug and play’ assignments, I longed for a long term challenge with the possibility of personal development.”


Since October 2016, Luc has been acting as HR Interim Manager for a division with 1000 employees (production and administrative support functions) in the UK, France, Belgium and the Czech Republic. He supports the daily operational activities of the local HR Managers and is architect of several projects: cultural change, connectivity, staff stability, HR dashboard and an outsourcing project. In June 2016, he had his first conversation with us. “It was a very pleasant, transparent and informative meeting. The overall professionalism of the HRbuilders team caught my eye. In october I was contacted for my first mission... at McBride. Closingthe contract and prolongations has gone very smoothly.Now, I especially appreciate HRbuildersorganising follow-up conversations between myself as well as the client, again with the typical open way of communicating. This way, both sides can adjust if necessary”.

 

"The overall professionalism of the HRbuilders team caught my eye.”

Erwin M. & Luc J.

Group Head of Local HR Management & HR Manager at McBride

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