Rebecca’s business experience
I started my HR career in the Offshore Industry in Aberdeen, working by day and studying for my CIPD qual at night school. I returned to Oxfordshire in 2000 to work as one of two HR Managers for a large Engineering Contractor in Reading who employed 3500 people, many of whom worked abroad. It was a baptism of fire, but I loved every minute, retaining my operational role and taking on the additional responsibility of the learning and development function too. In 2006 HRCentral was born, a massive leap from corporate life to working flexibly around my twin boys. HRCentral has now expanded to a team of four CIPD qualified HR Consultants providing Outsourced Human Resources to SME primarily across the Thames Valley. We use Corporate style Tech solutions scaled for SME to provide Recruitment services, HR Consultancy, employee engagement and HR Information and bespoke documentation to ensure legal compliance in all areas of HR.
Five questions, five answers…
What has been your most pivotal moment in business?
Taking on first employee…
If you could send a text to yourself the day you started out in business what would it say?
Good luck. Buy shares in Zoom!
Who has been your biggest inspiration and why?
First HR Director boss and my long-suffering Husband.
What book should all business owners read?
Black Box Thinking – Matthew Syed
What is your favourite quote?
”you get what you tolerate!”