HR Advisor for a Small Happy Team
Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by Strictly Recruitment
I have known the Recruitment Manager of this company for over five years (as well as placed many of the HR team) and went to meet her to hear more about the role. Welcomed by a huge grin, she kicked the meeting off by telling me that she has finally found her home and is loving every minute of working in a company where people are treated as individuals and everyone shares a passion for providing a first class HR service.
She immediately told me: "Jo, it is vital for this role that we find someone who is fun to work with and would like to be part of a small team. We don't mind what background they have gained their HR experience in provided they have the right personality". I asked her what type of person this might be and she said that you will need to be able to demonstrate a genuine passion for HR, plenty of motivation and energy, and above all share the need to have fun behind closed doors when the pressure is on.
So, instead of telling you what this role will offer you…instead she told me what not to expect:
- NOT a huge highly matrixed corporate company, but a mid-sized firm with a small happy team.
- NOT making redundancies, but instead seeing positive growth.
- NOT a long hours culture, but plenty of challenges to keep you busy and a hard work culture.
- NOT a narrow role or a team of specialists, but instead a full generalist remit where you can expect full involvement in some exciting projects.
- NOT a chance to be overlooked for promotion, but every chance of developing your career and being part of something exciting.
They were quick to mention that through hard work and steady growth, the team is now recognised by the business as offering a first class service. The Recruitment Manager continued by saying that working within a non-hierarchical company allows them all to be a true partner to the business, and in developing close relationships they have established trusted advisor status and credibility with senior stakeholders and managers.
Before I left I caught up with the rest of the HR team and I could tell immediately that they were all very passionate about working in an organisation where they felt valued. As the firm continues to grow, many of them felt that this would allow them to develop their career and offer a unique opportunity to get involved in rewarding HR projects which the HR Director has said are firmly on the agenda for the next twelve months.
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