HR in the Hot Seat
HR in the Hot Seat - 5 mins with Sarah De Rosa,
Interim HR Manager at Wieden + Kennedy
What do you love most about your job?
The diversity of my role, I never know what the day will throw
at me when I walk through the door! Working with incredibly
talented and creative people and laughing every day!
What are the three things you couldn't do your job
A great HR Assistant, a sense of humour and the ability to be
adaptable to every situation, no matter how weird it is.
What do you think makes a good HR
Being able to communicate with people at
all levels. Compassion, a good working knowledge of
employment law and the ability to apply it to your environment.
Who has been your greatest influence?
Martina King was the MD at Yahoo UK & Ireland which was my
first ever HR role, she was incredibly successful and always very
busy, but had time for everyone. She showed compassion and was open
and honest. All the things I hope I am.
What are your tips for success?
Always be yourself, chose the right working environment that
suits your personality. I could never work in a corporate
environment as it would kill my spirit!
Don't take the first role you are offered when
you are looking for a job, unless it is the right
match for you.
What do you do after a stressful day?
I have just started going to a Jane Fonda
inspired workout class. It is fun whilst being good
exercise at the same time. Also a nice glass of
cold white wine always helps
wash away a stressful day.