A day in the life of the HR department at Scitech
Hi, my name is Eve Taylor, and I am a second-year Criminology student at the University of Bath. As someone eager to explore a career in HR after completing my degree, I was determined to gain a deeper understanding of this vital role. So, I reached out to Scitech, and I’m thrilled to share with you the experiences from my insight day.
Introduction to the day
I was warmly welcomed by Emma, HR Manager (pictured) and her colleagues Joanna and Vicky who made me feel comfortable and engaged from the very beginning. They were clearly passionate about their work and eager to give me insight into HR at Scitech.
The team individually ran me through different aspects that would typically be dealt with by the Human Resource Department. Emma provided me with an overview of the day-to-day experiences of HR within a small-medium company like Scitech. One of the fundamental roles I discovered from Joanna was HR’s responsibility to monitor, review, and support the staff whether it’s during the onboarding process for new employees or throughout their career at Scitech. The HR touchpoints outlined by the team gave me a greater understanding into the impact the department has on the company and the responsibilities held by an HR professional.
A glimpse into recruitment
One of the highlights of my day was a detailed explanation from Vicky who explained the recruitment process at Scitech. I was taken through the recruitment journey, from job advertising and headhunting to interviews and final employment decisions. I learned about the different tools that were used to help make the process more efficient and effective. This knowledge will undoubtedly be invaluable as I continue to explore a potential career in HR.
Dynamic nature of HR
My day in the department taught me that a Human Resources job is constantly changing, and how they must adapt to the evolving needs of both the company and the world at large. They are responsible for creating an inclusive and diverse company that allows for a positive effect on employee well-being.
The HR department strive to make the company the best it can be through improving policies that can allow employees to feel safer and more supported. Emma spent time explaining to me that they did this through their ‘Equality, Diversity, and Inclusive Strategy’. She highlighted the importance of setting achievable and measurable goals within specified time frames. This strategy serves as a driving force for the company, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
I was given the opportunity to sit in on a webinar that focused on the steps that could be taken to support Neurodivergent people within the workforce creating a better work environment for everyone. It was interesting to hear the discussions between Emma, Joanna, and Vicky on what they could improve and where the company is already succeeding.
In conclusion, my day at Scitech was both valuable and enjoyable. It provided me with great insights into the world of HR professionals as well as reaffirming my desire to pursue a career in HR. Thank you to the Scitech team for inviting me to their office and generously sharing their knowledge. As I continue my academic journey, I will carry these lessons with me, eager to explore and grow.
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