Let’s jump in and meet the fabulous Caryl
Hi, Caryl. Tell us about yourself:
“My career in HR began 19 years ago when I moved to Edinburgh and joined Capita business services, using my languages degree working in the back office for the European offices on the Morgan Stanley account. Following this, I worked for BskyB, and globally in VP roles at BlackRock Asset Management. In 2012, the hiraeth for Wales soon had me return home to Cardiff where a few short years later I set up my own HR consultancy under The HR Dept. I provided outsourced HR to SMEs across South Wales and beyond and soon grew my team, supporting clients across all sectors including retail, manufacturing, charities, and creative and professional services. In 2021, I sold the business and took a career break before joining Moxie”.
That’s Caryl’s story so far and as you can see, she has walked the walk and really knows her stuff when it comes to HR – but why does she love it so much?
Caryl: “I just love the fact that you're supporting businesses and that you're constantly busy, there's always something happening! I love being in an environment where I’m able to support other people and help organisations with their aims and goals.”
Since she’s worked through big events such as the credit crunch, ran a HR consultancy during the pandemic, and seen the challenges HR now faces with the cost of living crisis, Caryl has a grasp on what it takes to be an effective HR recruiter and HR professional.
Let’s get her fantastic insight on this topic.
Caryl: “I think the necessary attributes for a HR recruiter are firstly compassion and understanding, as well as a true understanding of the sector. Also having carved my career in HR, it's really important to be able to understand what you're recruiting for and really get what makes a good fit.”
“Resilience, passion for the profession and understanding the nuances of HR is important. When you place someone in the right role you change their lives, not only that, you also improve the organisation too and that win-win combination is so special and powerful.”
But Caryl’s extensive knowledge in HR won’t just be solely focused on the housing sector. As we’ve already mentioned, Moxie’s roots are in social housing, and with Caryl having worked in a wide variety of sectors, she’ll be covering a wide range of roles and sectors. Specifically, she’ll be helping to support recruitment within the HR and professional services, whether that’s permanent or temporary roles, and help others into jobs roles from assistant level all the way up to director level.