HR Services

Getting the best from your people

Organisation design, performance improvement and leadership development are under-developed in the airline industry. This is peculiar given that airlines, more than any other industry, are truly a people business.

Airlines constantly weather a cycle of growth and retrenchment, struggling with what to do with their employee base. The staff base is often static and unchanging, left inflexible by a unionised environment or the inherent incentives to accumulate benefits through tenure. From top to bottom, airlines often struggle to develop their most talented people, suffer from suboptimal organisation structures, few if any have any kind of performance management programme, and executive coaching is conspicuous by its absence.

How we can help

Athena has real strength in developing leadership, sound organisation structures and a performance management culture. Whether you are a start up or an airline undergoing change, our world-class team of Associates provide instant impact because they have worked on people issues in Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Nigeria, airBaltic, Sama and RwandAir but even more importantly can draw on best in class experience from leading global businesses such as BMW, American Express, John Lewis and Tesco. Our services include:

  • organisation design
  • development of a performance maanagement programme
  • talent development, and
  • executive coaching

To explore how we can optimise your organisation and help build high performing teams please contact our HR experts


Our Team

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