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During my career I have only worked directly for 4 companies; Thorn EMI where I started my career, Dixon’s Colour Laboratories, Professional Personnel Consultants (PPC) and Accord.
  My preferred style is to work as an integral part of your management team irrespective of the duration or requirement of the assignment I have been asked to undertake.
Dismissing an employee is one of the most difficult and unpleasant tasks a Manager will have to deal with. And so it should be.
Admittedly not the most positive or reassuring admission for a HR professional to make but it's true. In my early days working in HR, back in the mid 1980’s I did cause a strike to happen.