Tell us about your role at Crosby HR
I’m a HR Consultant within the company; that means that I deal with a lot of the day-to-day issues for our clients. I advise companies on issues including (but definitely not limited to!) absence management, performance management, appraisals, restructuring, TUPE Transfers, maternity/paternity leave, etc.
What brought you to Crosby HR?
I actually sort of fell into HR – I started off temping in a recruitment role for Vicky in a previous Company, and then stayed on there when I was offered a permanent contract. I gradually started getting more and more involved in HR and decided that that’s what I wanted to do instead. I worked in a HR role within that previous company for a couple of years and then I came over when Vicky opened Crosby HR.
What’s your favourite aspect of your job at Crosby HR?
I really enjoy getting to know the different companies and learning about the industries that we work with. No two companies have the same culture and they all face different issues. Getting to know how our clients operate means that we can give a tailored solution to the problem at hand rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. It also means that every day is different and keeps me on my toes!
How has working at Crosby HR helped you grow in your career?
Working here has been brilliant for my training and development. Working as part of a small team has meant that I’ve been able to have 1-on-1 focus on my progression within my career. Plus, the number of different businesses that we work with has meant that I’ve been exposed to a variety of experiences that I don’t think that I would necessarily have experienced if I worked in just one industry. It may have been a baptism by fire sometimes, but it definitely works!
Tell us something about yourself that may surprise people?
I’m cheating on this one as I cant decide, BUT
I lived in Spain for a while when I was younger, so I can speak, read and write in Spanish which come in really handy, once in a while!
However, this is the reason I was so torn on this question, as I’m really into live music – particularly heavy metal music! I spend most of my free time watching live bands and I’ve travelled abroad to attend gigs and festivals.
What’s your advice for people looking to develop within their role?
Don’t get complacent – keep on top of legislative changes and case law. Employment laws are constantly being developed and amended, so it’s important to keep up-to-date with what’s going on.