What do you think is different about HR at Whitehall?
I would like to think that our department is influential, kind and that we do things that are not only right for the business but also right for the employees, so it’s about trying to get the best out of people. I am a firm believer that an engaged workforce is happy to come to work and put the effort in.
On the day to day, there is a lot of variety. I like the challenge of not knowing what can come along at any moment. In other companies HR professionals are driven by processes and procedures and like the safety net of knowing what they are doing every day, but I like the variety and fluidity, and I love problem solving. I like the flexibility and the freedom, I work very closely with the business decision makers and they are very accessible which is rare in a lot of companies. If we come up with a good idea, we put a proposal together and it can be implemented within a few days. It is not overly formal or corporate and it allows us to be creative.