My professional career began in the hospitality industry where I got the opportunity to progress very quickly. Quite early on I realised that becoming an HR professional would be a dream come true. Needless to say, I went ahead and pursued it. In the meantime, I studied BA in Psychology and also obtained my CIPD qualification.
Throughout my career I was privileged to be mentored by some amazing managers, who thought me that questioning the status quo is necessary, becoming stagnant is dangerous, empowering and developing people will make them shine and integrity is a virtue.
Working for Hilton Worldwide for 7 years gave me endless opportunities to grow my career in Human Resources. During my time with the company, I lead the HR function at the Conrad Dublin and took on the role of the Recruitment Specialist for Hilton Worldwide Irish properties.
Following my time at Hilton Worldwide, I progressed to be the HR Manager with Choice Hotels Ireland and the Dalata Hotel Group and worked alongside some more fantastic people. I also got a chance to meet “the reason” behind my move to the stunning County Kerry.
After spending 2 years working in recruitment, including Action, I was approached with an incredible opportunity to lead the recruitment function and co-lead the HR function in preparation for the eagerly awaited re-opening of Adare Manor Resort. 2 years and 1 promotion later, I was ready for my next challenge.
HR Consultant – Dominika O’Sullivan, CIPD
I chose to join an established reputable firm of experienced HR Consultants as my next career move. The depth and variety of experience gained working with them as a Senior HR Consultant for 2.5 years have been second to none.
And then I got a call from Noel who asked would I get back to Action to lead Action HR Services and, as evident, the prospect of the same was irresistible.
As an HR Consultant with Action HR Services, I choose a collaborative approach, drawing on my experiences and knowledge to tailor the right HR solution to meet your needs and suit your company culture while ensuring legal compliance and HR best practice.
I sincerely look forward to working with you and would be delighted to answer any questions regarding our fantastic offering.
HR Consultant – Catherine Monahan, MCIPD
Catherine joins the team with a wealth of experience having worked in Human Resources Management for over 20 years. She is passionate about all things HR and about delivering exceptional service to her clients. This in turn gives her clients the much-needed time to focus on growing and developing other areas of their business. Her diverse experience from a variety of industry sectors in Ireland gives her the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed to advise and support her clients.
Catherine completed a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies at the University of Ulster as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management at the National College of Ireland. She has been a member of the CIPD for over 20 years and is currently a Chartered Member. Moreover, she is a trained Mediator and Trainer. Catherine was awarded HR and Training Manager of the Year in 2017 from the Irish Hospitality Institute.
Catherine worked for 5 years with the renowned Abhann Productions, better known as Riverdance, as their HR Manager. She was part of the 2007 opening team of Lough Eske Castle, a luxury 5-star Hotel and Spa in Donegal where she spent over 10 years working, initially as an HR Manager, and later as their HR Director. More recently, she has worked as the HR Director for Cara Pharmacy Group. Catherine has also held HR positions in manufacturing production and within the healthcare sector.
Catherine is very excited to join the team at Action HR Services and is looking forward to providing expert advice, support, and exceptional service to her clients in all areas of HR.
To speak with Catherine about HR support for your business please contact her on 087 7030137 or via email at [email protected].