What is it all about? A glowing article about us in the British press
Where and when? Published in People Management, August 2015
We’re never shy about sharing the best things about Objectivity. We’re so confident about our ways of working with our employees, as well as how we deal with customers, that we’re never afraid to open up our doors and let others see for themselves. That is why we invited Kathryn Newbery, the editor of People Management, to visit us at the end of May.
People Management is the magazine of the CIPD – Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – which is, in itself, a pretty big deal. It’s a 100 year old institution with over 140K members worldwide, focusing on HR practices and making people’s working lives better.
Our own HR department has been gaining recognition for quite some time now, with key note speeches at conferences and a lot of love being thrown our way for the things they do. And we felt that the things they do make a great article, as we have 17 girls who work tirelessly everyday to make working lives better by recruiting talented people and preaching good habits that are at the core of our company culture. Quite simply, we wanted to show the world how amazing we think they’re and spread the word beyond our own borders. To have the chance to do that in a magazine like People Management was too good an opportunity to miss.
Kathryn’s big take away from the hours of conversation was front and centre in the title of the article: “I’ve never felt as needed as I do here”. It is true from whatever side you look at it. Employees are made to feel needed by the HR team’s focus on sharing a company culture that is totally inclusive. And the HR Business Partners feel needed because without them the whole place would fall to pieces! They’re not just bringing in waves of people to fill desk space; they are guiding people through the first steps of their journey with the company, nurturing them to develop more and are always there when issues arise at any time.
The thing that really pleased us most about the article was that Kathryn really ‘got’ the Objectivity way. Our HR BPs have to know project status so they can tell people that they should take a break and get away from the stress for a while. They need to know when to hand out a few free hugs. The article went deeper than just a look at the recruitment process and really described how people are treated… and why.
It’s always a great feeling when you open yourselves up to others and they really understand you. We feel like the article got a handle on all the exceptional things we see in our HR team that we wanted to share with others. To know that someone else saw these things too is as good as it gets. As one quote from the HR team in the article says: “We don’t need to prove we are important”. We couldn’t agree more, but we want to thank Kathryn for letting everyone else know just how much they matter to us!