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Cátia Mano

Country HR Business Partner


Highly dedicated HR professional with experience in partnering with business to achieve corporate results and committed to build an engaged and motivated workforce. High experience in headhunting, recruitment and talent acquisition, labor relations, hiring and compensation, organization development, communication and leadership. Always working to achieve the highest professional standards, focused on an employee-oriented culture and keeping also a high resistance to frustration, learning new skills and facing new challenges. 

Career Objective

To continue to improve skills and knowledge in the human resources area, taking advantage of all professional and training opportunities worldwide, in order to develop as a person and professional.


Sport, travelling, music, reading, different cultures

Professional Experience

Jun 2010Oct 2017

Country HR Business Partner

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Portugal at Hewlett Packard CDS Portugal

I am responsible for the identification, diagnosis, and resolution of HR-related issues, calling on appropriate resources to provide resolution. I work as a business partner to management, giving assistance and advice about HR issues and also, participate in the development and implementation of human resource plans and programs to support business objectives and increase employee motivation. Key Areas:

  • Headhunting, selection and talent acquisition;

  • Hiring and compensation;
  • Labor relations;
  • Implementation of HR policies and processes;
  • Employee benefits administration;
  • HR administrative tasks;
  • Drive local HR initiatives;
  • Organization development and company employee communication.
Jul 2008Dec 2009

HR Consultant

Antal International Spain

HR consultant | Sales & Marketing Team

The successful recruitment of different profiles to various industries, collaborating with the direct manager in a fast-paced environment and the successful negotiations with clients were the main achievements, as a junior consultant.


  • Negotiation with clients at Iberian level, increasing client’s portfolio;

  • Job advertisements and sector newsletters;

  • Interview of qualified candidates to open position and manager the process from approval through to successful integration into the Client;

  • Implementation of strategies to source qualified and diverse candidates to meet position requirements from different pools (advertisement, database, headhunting and networking);

  • Interview and select candidates to different sectors: retail, FMCG, Consumer Electronics, computer software and so on;

  • Recruitment Techniques: Behavioral Event Interview.

Apr 2007Jan 2008

HR Trainee

BP Portugal

Human Resources Department - Professional Internship (9 months)

The main achievement, as a trainee psychologist, was the development of an excel training tool to analyze training needs and training efficacy, which was presented in the BP’s HR planning of 2008, to Portugal, Spain and Italy.


  • Revised the training catalogue;

  • Training logistics;

  • Developed an Excel Training tool to analyze training needs and training efficacy;

  • Developed a questionnaire to assess developed courses;

  • Member of the selection team involved in the selection process to BP Angola;

  • Contacted with Universities to publish job advertisements;

  • Kept the politics proposals updated.

Educational Background


MBA - Master of Business Administration

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics  & Management
Sep 2005Jan 2007

Masters Science Degree

​Liverpool John Moores University

Modules:Personnel Selection & Assessment; Performance Appraisal & Career Development; Counselling & Personal Development; Employee Relations & Motivation; Design of Environments & Work; Organisational Development & Change; Human Machine Interaction; Training; and so on.

Thesis: ‘An empirical study of Organisational Climate and Authentic Leadership as predictors of Organisational Citizenship Behaviour and Organisational Climate as a predictor of Authentic Leadership’.

Sep 1999Sep 2004

Honours Degree

Lisbon University

Psychology - Cognitive - Behavioural Psychology

Certifications / Training


Competent Communication and Leadership Program

Toastmasters International at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Portugal 
Jun 2012Aug 2012

Project Management Fundamentals (PMF)

Hewlett Packard, Portugal
Oct 2010Oct 2010

Portuguese Labor Law

Certform, Portugal
Jun 2006Jun 2006

Certification in Testing Competence - Level A

Thomas International, England