The Hetech Team Is Growing
We are excited to introduce you to our new HR team member, Larissa. Larissa is joining us to help support and shape the growth of the business.
As the business continues to expand, we recognise the importance of having a dedicated HR professional on board to ensure we are providing a positive work environment. Larissa brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role, and we are confident she will significantly impact the business.
It’s been a few weeks since Larissa joined Hetech, and now that she has had a chance to get her feet under the desk, we thought it would be a great time to chat with her.
1. What inspired you to pursue a career in HR?
I have always found it a fascinating topic given working conditions impacts most of the population and how much time we as humans spend working.
I initially pursued studies in human resources as I found understanding Australia’s employment relations framework was critical in every job I undertook.
I then decided to pursue my Juris Doctor with a sole focus on employment law to do a deep dive into the legalities of the employment landscape. This really came in handy when assisting clients to navigate through the pandemic.
Overall, I want to ensure that employees and businesses are aware of their rights and responsibilities and help foster great relationships and communication between both. Ensuring employees feel seen and supported is my goal and focus.
2. What are your first impressions of the company culture and work environment?
From the moment I sat for my interview, I felt very welcomed at Hetech. The company culture feels like a big family. Everyone has been very supportive especially as this role is new and so is my experience in internal HR.
Our work environment is busy but supportive. Hetech offers a wonderful amount of flexibility and it’s really appreciated.
3. What do you think are the most important qualities for an HR professional to possess?
Communication and listening skills – identifying and knowing how to overcome communication barriers between the employee and management,
Compassion – ensuring employees feel seen and supported.
Organisation skills – understanding the importance of setting frameworks, and processes to ensure legislative compliance.
4. What do you think sets this company apart from others you’ve worked with in the past, and how do you plan to contribute to its success?
Having previously been in consultancy-based work I have always been on the outside – completing a specific project for a specific client and moving on to the client and project. Hetech is my first opportunity to provide internal HR support to one company.
I plan on contributing to its success by engaging with the team, so I understand the ins and outs of the Company. This will allow me to foster growth and safeguard the business.