Shan Saba, a director at Brightwork, the Glasgow, Edinburgh and Elgin-based recruitment agency, has been appointed a member of the University of Glasgow’s Human Resources Committee. The post, which is unremunerated, is for a period of four years from 15 November 2018.
Amongst other things, the Committee’s role is to oversee the University’s People Strategy and to provide corporate governance and oversight of key people initiatives and policies as well as promoting best practice in recruitment and talent attraction.
Shan, an HR graduate whose engagement in the recruitment sector spans eighteen years, said:
“I am honoured to have been asked to perform this important role by one of the country’s leading universities.
“I hope my experience of pursuing best practice in the recruitment sector can be applied productively to the University’s human resources affairs.”
Christine Barr, Director of Human Resources at the University, said:
“As part of his role at Brightwork, Shan has been active in the company’s ongoing campaign to promote the dangers of modern slavery in the recruitment industry and, more specifically, within the supply chain of Scottish businesses.
“This, together with his lengthy experience in the recruitment industry makes him a first-class person for this role and we are delighted he has agreed to serve on our HR Committee.”
Earlier this year Brightwork formed a partnership with the charity, Migrant Help, to guarantee employment opportunities for victims of human trafficking. This followed its commitment to Stronger Together, a multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at rooting out slavery practices in the food supply chain, and with the Bridges Programme, a Glasgow-based charity with 15 years of experience helping migrants find work in Glasgow.
“As a company we are committed to this cause. We stand by these victims, people brought to Scotland under false pretences then worked to exhaustion in abject conditions. We will offer them employment and a future.”