HR Advisor, Sashelle Manzambi, is nothing if not tenacious. She has always taken charge of her career and recommends that others do the same to get ahead. When in her final year of her HR Management degree - and in the middle of her dissertation - Sashelle felt the Management Business Scheme she was on at the time was too broad. She’d made up her mind she wanted to focus on HR and began to seek employee relations roles.
Sashelle was finalising her dissertation when she was taken on in a part-time Office Administrator role at Hyde’s Stockwell office in 2010. “I was already looking for the next step, so two months later when the Property Services Manager asked whether I wanted to take on additional duties I jumped at the opportunity.” She went on to successfully secure a secondment for the role of Repairs Administrator where she honed her skills dealing with Stage 1 and 2 Complaints.
After a restructure, the role of Trainee HR Advisor came up. Sashelle had already been preparing, so was over the moon when she got the job. In 2016, she achieved her goal of becoming a fully-fledged HR Advisor before she was 30.
Sashelle is now working towards becoming an HR Business Partner. She’s looking to achieve her CIPD Chartered Diploma, and is signing up for her Master’s. “You don’t need to wait on anyone to move your career along. Map out where you want to go with your career. It’s all up to you; Hyde has made it easy for you to take control of your own career development."
Sashelle feels lucky to work for an organisation like Hyde, whose training and development opportunities are second to none. “I’ve grown up with Hyde, it’s helped raise me. That’s what it feels like. And I love my team; it’s like my family that wants the best for me. I’m lucky to be surrounded by people who want to share their knowledge, and I, in turn, want to do the same.”