Stephanie Greenland currently works as a Global HR Project Manager at Sodexo after deciding early on in her career that she needed a career change. Happy to go the extra mile, she keeps up-to-date with the latest news in her industry and will be starting an OD Practitioner Certificate this year.
Stephanie is a member of Britain’s Future Board, an initiative that Michael Page is running to give award winning high achieving professionals a platform to tackle industry issues, share insight and inspire the next generation. Stephanie and her fellow Board members will share advice and news on the Michael Page website throughout 2016.
Please tell us about your career to date
I have been working in HR for around five years and during this time I have mainly been involved in change programmes that focused on delivering a more effective way of working. Previously, I worked as an eyewear product manager for a company in Surrey.
What are your career highlights?
The highlight of my career so far was my first role within HR. At the time I was working for a care home provider and was fortunate enough to work with a great team of HR professionals who took me under their wing, and allowed me to get involved in several really interesting projects.
What initially attracted you to HR?
I was looking for a career change and remembered that I enjoyed the HR courses which were part of my university degree. So I decided to start off by temping so that I could better understand which part of HR I wanted to work in. I was fortunate that the first assignment I was given was a major restructure of the business operating structure because it allowed me to find an area of HR that I really enjoyed. I’m very happy to have made the career change!
What career ambitions are you still to achieve?
I would like the opportunity to manage and develop a team at some stage in my career.
If you weren’t doing this job, what would you be doing?
I would definitely be living back home in Zimbabwe doing some kind of work in wildlife.
Meet the other members of Britain’s Future Board.