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WorkforceNEXT Insights: Talking with Ilda

WorkforceNEXT Insights: Talking with Ilda

Posted By: Westleigh Cutts.

Ilda Andaluz
Director, Global Human Resources 
TGS

Ilda Andalus is a Senior Human Resources Professional, who is  fully versed in four languages: Spanish,French, English and Italian. With her expertise being in developing system wide organizational effectiveness programs, Ilda has gained over 15 years of experience in private and public sectors including: telecommunications, retail, manufacture, municipal and education.

What hiring techniques do you use in the energy industry? What is working now versus what has worked in the past, what will work in the future?
The turnover is very low. Word of mouth works well for us; however, another effective technique is using social media outlets, for instance, LinkedIn. Job Sites, like Indeed, have proven to be beneficial as well.

What is your biggest challenge as a human resources professional in the energy industry, and what are you doing to address it?
The biggest challenge is employee engagement & compensation.

Get to Know the HR Pro

Who is your hero? And why?
Nelson Mandela because of what he did and what he believed in.

What one event in your childhood had the greatest effect on your life?
My family and I were homeless for 3 months. I had to find a way to survive and support my family while still going to university.

What “lesson from mom” do you still live by today?
Focus on the Good.