Joe Duffy Group HR Team Expands

Well on the road to Strategy 2020, the Joe Duffy Group has seen employee numbers surpass the 400 mark this month. With employee numbers increased fourfold over the last ten years and now with a team of 410, the Group has further resourced the HR department. With 15 brands, across 14 sites, Group HR Manager, Maria Bourke, commented “at the Joe Duffy Group, we put our employees first and servicing their ever growing needs is of paramount importance to us. With expansion and plans to grow the business further, we wanted to source additional expertise while ensuring that we offer a comprehensive and industry-leading HR service to all the team across the Group”.

Welcoming Lynnette McNally & Lauren O’Brien to the team, Gavin Hydes, Group CEO commented: “The expanded HR team will give us the opportunity to provide an improved HR service. Over the coming months, you will experience the launch of some new and exciting initiatives. In a fast growing ambitious company, human capital will be our biggest challenge as we look to continue to develop both our business and our team. I am very proud of the achievements of the team. I also believe it is our best people that deliver value to our customers; customers bring growth to our business and growth provides opportunities for our people. Their commitment is demonstrated by the results we achieve and the great team spirit we have in the company. This was evidenced in the latest employee survey, where 97% of all employees said they are proud to work for the Group. I give you my personal commitment that training, development and making Joe Duffy a great place to work is a key objective for me and one I am very committed to. I am delighted to welcome Lynnette & Lauren to the Group and Maria’s team. Both from different industries, their experience and expertise will further enhance our Group’s people strategy”.

Lauren O’Brien joins us from the Hotel Industry where she was HR Generalist.

Lynnette McNally joins us from the Healthcare Industry where she was HR Manager.

Pictured (L-R) Group HR Manager, Maria Bourke, along with the newest members of her team, Lynnette McNally (Group HR Administrator) & Lauren O’Brien (Group HR Officer.)