Erika, tell us about your role

My role is made up of two parts. Firstly, the Talent Coordinator part (just a fancy way of saying HR) is a complex and ever changing role, which is probably best described as helping other staff to get their jobs done. I help onboard new staff, develop and assist people in adhering to policies, and also facilitate in-house training, and generally just do the admin associated with the employee lifecycle. The second part is Melbourne Office Manager, which basically means holding the office together. It can span from coordinating repairs, to changing lightbulbs, to keeping the tea and coffee well stocked, as well as sourcing any general needs for the office.

If you could have a theme song when you walked into the room, what would it be?

‘Beautiful day’ by U2 – I feel like it puts everyone in a good mood, and sometimes people do need a reminder that it’s a beautiful day.

 Any highlights from your recent trip to India and Nepal?

A highlight from Nepal was every sunrise on our trek through the Himalayas. And for India, the garlic naan.

What is your most used emoji?

The eyeroll emoji, my use tends to correlate directly with my level of tiredness.

Have you set any goals for yourself in 2019?

There’s always a never-ending to-do list running for me, but in terms of specific goals, not really. I would like to do a bit more performance (singing), trying to use my French speaking skills a little more and complete my HR diploma.

How can someone win a gold star with you?

Loyalty. I highly value people who are honest and genuine.

If you had to eat one thing for every meal going forward, what would it be?

I might have already answered this, but garlic naan.

Please tell us more about your dog (pictures appreciated)

dog in snow

Avie is a 7 year old Kelpie X Border Collie, who is spoilt beyond belief with two walks a day, and two houses (full of couches and beds) to choose from. My mum lives next door, so she gets doubly spoilt! We both have doggy doors, so she makes her way from one house to the other as she pleases. She loves to play fetch and she will literally throw a stick at your face until you throw it for her.

What’s your favourite 90’s show?

Not specifically 90’s, but The Simpsons. I remember growing up with it, and still enjoy quoting it to this day.

What’s your greatest irrational fear?

Spiders. I love animals, and can appreciate spiders from a distance, but I don’t want them near me!

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