HR Consultant – EZY Bathrooms
Karolina is a part time HR Consultant for the Still Management Group which encompasses three brands. EZY Bathrooms helps people create their dream bathroom at an affordable price without compromising quality, Complete Bathrooms provides an A- Z project management service from design through to installation and DIY Imports sources and supplies both businesses with high quality stock.
Initially the Group had no HR function. It lacked framework to support people related initiatives and processes and it was essential to get this in place to limit risk, support team leaders and managers and lay the foundation for the “small start up with big dreams” before growth took hold.
Karolina began by completing an HR audit to identify what was working well, what wasn’t and the processes and policies that were needed. Her priorities were Recruitment process, Health and Safety, reviewing Commission and Incentive schemes as well as creating a performance management structure.
Working in a small business Karolina is empowered to take ownership and achieve. She particularly enjoys having very specific objectives which give her a sense of accomplishment as well as the flexibility of her hours.
Karolina got her first taste of HR in Russia working for British American Tobacco as a Training Coordinator. She went on to become the Training Manager for 2,500 staff with a training budget of $1 million. On moving to New Zealand she sought out generalist roles (both contact and fixed term) to round out her skill set. This saw her work with the likes of SKYCITY, Fletcher Building, Noel Leeming and DFS.
It was with DFS she had one of her biggest career highlights – working her way up from a three month Change Management Contractor to a range of roles culminating in her appointment as Global HR Director.