The journey to Human Resources Executive… by Aumitha Ramash
There’s no greater skill set than the ability to adapt, evolve and reinvent – to navigate away from a predictable course and head into an uncertain future.
Just as constant change is now a consistent norm for many individuals, so too can I build teams that are resilient, adaptive and able to disrupt themselves to compete and stay relevant.
21st June 1996, I stepped into an unknown career path which led to many mixed emotions and uncertainty. Being a part time student at the time, I funded my studies by working as a call centre agent. Upon completion of my qualification… I found myself leading a team of 20 Agents and four years later I was appointed as a Key Accounts Manager of 250 Agents.
The journey from a Call Centre Agent to Key Accounts Manager got me loving the Industry… although my parents were highly upset that I turned down job opportunities that were more aligned to my tertiary education.
The year 2003 brought about many heartaches and loss of jobs as a major retailer found themselves under liquidation. This never stopped me as I was able to secure positions for majority of my team and myself within the same company. Being appointed thereafter as Internal Sales and Auditing gave me the push to unlock my heart’s true career desire, which was “People.”
In the year 2006 I was appointed as Personnel Officer of which there was a non-existent HR Department. Creating a team from scratch was my most difficult challenge yet most rewarding job satisfaction. Working in HR can sometimes be challenging – but it can also be immensely rewarding.
Everyday we’re given a chance to create meaningful and lasting relationships, enhance our skills set, live our passions and solve complex problems that can impact the lives of many people.
Creating lasting relationships and a strong belief in Steve Job’s maxim “The journey is the reward” is what inspires me and brings me to work every single day with much enthusiasm.
Day in, day out, I can be juggling a whole range of spinning plates, constantly trying to make sure one doesn’t drop whilst at the same time, doing my best to support my company’s biggest asset – our people.