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Q&A with HR Consultant, Tori Goodyear

​Last week we sat down with one of our own consultants, Tori Goodyear. After a year of Tori being with us, we took a minute to discuss what she thought of her career journey so far and what the HR industry currently looks like.How has your first year at Sewell Wallis been?"My first year at Sewell Wallis has been amazing. Time really has flown it doesn’t feel like a year has passed already! My first year of course has been a rollercoaster as that’s the nature of recruitment but all in all it has been a great year. I think that is mainly down to the team I work with; everyone is so supportive, helpful and we are always encouraging each other. Having a great office culture really does make a huge difference".What skills have you picked up in your first year?"I feel like I have grown as a consultant and learnt so much this year. I think the main skill I have really developed is my resilience and ability to just keep going, being surrounded by a team that genuinely support you and want to see you succeed really helps push you to be the best you can be".What is your favourite benefit at Sewell Wallis so far?"For me when I joined Sewell Wallis the most important thing I was looking for was a good company culture and I can definitely say it has exceeded expectations. Being part of a team that all work really hard but also enjoy being around each other and socialising has been one of the best benefits for me".What have been the main trends and changes developed in the HR industry?"This year, I've seen a lot of focus on employee well-being, mental health, and work-life balance. With the aftereffects of the pandemic still taking a toll on many people’s mental health, a lot of companies are taking steps to address this within the workplace. There is also still a big push towards more flexible work arrangements, such as remote work and hybrid work models, which can also lead to a lot of challenges".What have been the main challenges in the HR industry?"The main challenges in recruiting for HR roles at the moment include the competition for top talent, the need for specialised skills, and the shift for more flexible working. Companies may need to offer competitive salaries and benefits packages to attract top HR talent, and they may need to consider candidates with non-traditional backgrounds or experience".

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Last week we sat down with one of our own consultants, Tori Goodyear. After a year of Tori being with us, we took a minute to discuss what she thought of her career journey so far and what the HR industry currently looks like.

How has your first year at Sewell Wallis been?

"My first year at Sewell Wallis has been amazing. Time really has flown it doesn’t feel like a year has passed already! My first year of course has been a rollercoaster as that’s the nature of recruitment but all in all it has been a great year. I think that is mainly down to the team I work with; everyone is so supportive, helpful and we are always encouraging each other. Having a great office culture really does make a huge difference".

What skills have you picked up in your first year?

"I feel like I have grown as a consultant and learnt so much this year. I think the main skill I have really developed is my resilience and ability to just keep going, being surrounded by a team that genuinely support you and want to see you succeed really helps push you to be the best you can be".

What is your favourite benefit at Sewell Wallis so far?

"For me when I joined Sewell Wallis the most important thing I was looking for was a good company culture and I can definitely say it has exceeded expectations. Being part of a team that all work really hard but also enjoy being around each other and socialising has been one of the best benefits for me".

What have been the main trends and changes developed in the HR industry?

"This year, I've seen a lot of focus on employee well-being, mental health, and work-life balance. With the aftereffects of the pandemic still taking a toll on many people’s mental health, a lot of companies are taking steps to address this within the workplace. There is also still a big push towards more flexible work arrangements, such as remote work and hybrid work models, which can also lead to a lot of challenges".

What have been the main challenges in the HR industry?

"The main challenges in recruiting for HR roles at the moment include the competition for top talent, the need for specialised skills, and the shift for more flexible working. Companies may need to offer competitive salaries and benefits packages to attract top HR talent, and they may need to consider candidates with non-traditional backgrounds or experience".

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