If you’re a regular user of Twitter, you might have come across the #mypathtoHR series that has been trending recently. We’ve loved seeing the different journeys that the inspiring HR community have taken to reach their current roles and thought we’d share some of the stories from some of our own inspiring HR team members.
In my early career as Head of Sales and Customer Engagement in retail banking, I quickly understood the impact a strong HR team can have on the success of your business. I realised these key decision makers had a great opportunity to influence the workplace environment and drive change.
After a lengthy career in banking, I made the move into HR. I started working in a Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) environment, which meant I had the opportunity to work with multiple clients and appreciate the diversity of their workforce. A move to inhouse recruitment was the next natural step.
Today I lead the Talent Acquisition Team here at NGA Human Resources. Knowing the direct impact my team has on the growth and success of our business is immensely rewarding.
After an area management role in banking, I made the move into the recruitment industry with a market leader, Michael Page before eventually joining NGA Human Resources in the Talent team.
My role today is to enable clear and meaningful careers for all levels of new and prospective employees and watch them grow within those roles. I love understanding and learning from the different personality types across the various talent functions. Delivering long-term career opportunities for resilient people to thrive in is what makes me tick.
I think it’s great that our profession is not static – people and businesses are dynamic. Whether we’re talking about new legislation, change in corporate direction, a company re-organisation, taking on new HR vendors, or expanding into new regions or locations - there is an element of taking what we know and applying it to another situation or scenario.
I have always really enjoyed working with people and had previously been in a customer services role before joining NGA Human Resources, so working in HR felt like the next natural step.
My path to HR started when I applied for a job in our internal HR Admin team and was successful. From there I joined the Global HR Team working in Reward and subsequently undertook my CIPD qualification before moving into the HR Business Partner role.
The best things about working in HR for me is the interaction with so many different people and facing so many different challenges. Every day brings something new and I really feel that I’m making a difference.
June 25, 2018
June 25, 2018
P11D tips and traps – what you need to know Whether it’s your first time doing P11Ds or not, 6 July seems to come around far too quickly when it coincides with holiday time and the normal monthly pressure of running payroll. This year is even more difficult as the P11D calculations are different for some employees who have benefits in kind provided via Optional Remuneration Arrangements (OpRAs) - what we used to know as salary sacrifice before the 17/18 tax year.
March 6, 2018
March 5, 2018
We’ve loved seeing the different stories emerging on the #mypathtoHR series that has been trending on Twitter recently. Here is the second round of stories from our own inspiring HR team.
February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018
We’ve loved seeing the different stories emerging on the #mypathtoHR series that has been trending on Twitter recently. These are just some of the stories from a few of our own inspiring HR team members.
January 18, 2018
January 17, 2018
We’ve seen several businesses investing huge amounts of money in creating office spaces that foster creativity and boost workforce morale. Kitting out your office with expensive features may be appealing, but whether the facilities improve business performance is still up for debate.
January 3, 2018
December 22, 2017
The concept of agile working has been gathering momentum within business forums this year. A philosophy developed in response to a rapidly changing working culture, ‘agile’ thinking focuses on an organisation’s ability to transform itself to meet changing demands.
June 12, 2018
December 18, 2017
Presenteeism is very much a factor in the UK workplace. This was evident in recent research, conducted by Canada Life Group Insurance, which found that rather than miss work almost half of UK employees would turn up sick with a stomach bug or flu – despite the risk of spreading illness to their colleagues.