Who's your dream employer?
09.08.10 | Posted in General
When I was 15, my careers advisor at school told me I was good with people and that I should look into a career in HR. So I ran straight away to look up what ‘HR’ meant and decided then and there that one day I’d be the HR manager at Coca-Cola.
I’ve no idea why I thought to work at Coke. I suppose it was the first large company that came into my head at the time. I never did make it to an HR career in a large firm. Instead I joined a small recruitment business after a short six-month university stint; a business that I’d soon acquire a fifty per cent shareholding in and would go on to grow significantly over seven years.
During my time in that recruitment company, I recruited for Coca-Cola and got to spend a bit of time within the business, knowing that my wish had been granted (even if in a slightly modified version of the original dream.)
Having never worked for anyone else other than myself (apart from a casual job whilst at school and for a couple of months before buying into the recruitment company), I doubt that I’ll ever work for anybody else again.
But never say never right? And if I decided to work for another company I’d make sure it was one that really respected women and gave them exactly the same opportunities as men; I’d make sure it was one that nurtured a fair, flexible, politics-free culture; and I’d make sure it was a business that truly made a difference to society, to our environment and to a sustainable future.
What about you? Who’s your dream employer? Have your say at www.dreamemployers.com.au – you’ll receive a $30 RedBalloon voucher just for participating.