CV Drop Timesheets
27th February 2023

Our HR Manager Provides her Management Tips

Last week, ODC launched their new Future Leaders program. Encouraging progression, learning and development amongst our team. This is a great program resulting in the possibility of management positions (dependent on availability), hands on training and a qualification in management.

Sammy our HR manager discusses her management tips.

-How did you get into management? I managed global HR projects at my previous employment and by taking on more responsibility; the role of managing people came naturally to me. Having a focus on L&D and upskilling people to bring out the best in their ability has always been something I haven’t just wanted to achieve for myself, but also for others.

-How many people are in your team? 1 currently, Becky who is our compliance and office coordinator. In the past, I have managed a team of 6.

-How long have you managed a team? I have worked at ODC, 1 year 4 months to be exact!

-What are the pros of managing a team and the challenges – pros – Seeing people grow and develop and enjoy their job is so important because we spend most of our time at work. Challenges can come from conflicts with team members, which can then create an uneasy departmental culture. These challenges need to be addressed promptly so morale isn’t impacting productivity and retention.

-What team outtings have you run/or plan to and how regularly? Quarterly lunch clubs, Christmas parties!

-How did you learn to support a team? I had a mentor and have been on various training programmes.

-How do you incentivise and motivate your team? People are motivated in different ways, either intrinsically or extrinsically, it is understanding your people, and building relationships because this is how you will receive buy-in, but you should always treat people how you would like to be treated, it goes a long way. As a manager it’s also important to be motivated yourself, otherwise, this could have an impact on your team.

-What advice would you give to someone looking to join the ‘Future Leaders’? Make sure you are organised with your time and utilise the 1-1 sessions with your lecture, these will be very valuable for you. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for further support if you feel this is needed.

-What would you say your leadership style is? Democratic, coaching.

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