Meet the Team – Stephanie’s passion for people shines out
Stephanie, AMSG’s new HR officer, responds to the questions we asked her in her own words. We take a brief look into her world, matching her bubbly personality and love of people with professionalism, and find out what makes her tick.
How have your first few months been at AM Services Group?
I think it’s fair to say I hit the ground running and haven’t stopped. I thrive off the fast-paced environment and every day is different. I may address my job with pace at times but not to get that confused with haste. I can wear many hats, from adopting an activist approach to my job, to adopting a reflective or theorists’ approach … I tailor to the situation. I have a very logical and thorough approach … as an HR professional you have to. I have a huge responsibility to everyone at AM Services Group to uphold our Ethical Responsibilities.
Can you describe the job you do at AMSG?
As HR Officer I oversee all HR related areas for the company. There are many aspects of HR, and the role has evolved so much from when it started out as as ‘personnel management’. My job is so varied and I’m usually juggling many topics at once, from Employee Engagement and Relations to Tupe; designing new processes and procedures to supporting and advising colleagues with any HR issues they may be dealing with; and reporting on statistics and implementing change in order to support the company’s business insights, strategies and solutions.
What aspect of your new role do you enjoy the most?
The People! People are my passion. What is more interesting than people? Getting to know employees is key to successfully managing and supporting anyone in the workplace. I have worked for companies in the past were people are considered a number against a payroll system and that’s as far as it goes. I can proudly say that this is certainly not the case at AM Services Group: people matter and it shows in everything that we do.
How do you motivate others?
I am an extremely conscientious person and I believe that this drives and influences my passion. My passion filters into my communications and that motivates my peers.
What is the most important thing you have learned in the last ten years?
I’ve learned that everything happens for a reason, so take what’s thrown at you and go with it – the rough and the smooth – what’s meant to be will be. There’s a lesson to be learned through everything.
Who inspires you?
There are many amazing people I have crossed paths with throughout my life, and is it fair to say subconsciously I’ve naturally drawn inspiration from them all? Probably. My Dad is also an HR professional and I’ve grown up watching and listening to him. His people skills are absolutely incredible and I definitely moulded my own from his.