Ashwathy Nair, HR business partner, Randstad RiseSmart
onwards and upwards
My name is Ashwathy Nair and I’ve been with Randstad RiseSmart for over 7 years, based in Pune, India. I joined Randstad RiseSmart in December 2015 as a sourcer and it’s been onwards and upwards ever since! Randstad RiseSmart has given me the opportunity to learn and grow in various roles, starting out as a sourcer to being a talent acquisition specialist, HR generalist and now HR business partner.
I first heard about Randstad RiseSmart through one of my friends working here. I was very intrigued by the concept of career transition, which was quite new in India at the time. After learning more about the positive impact Randstad RiseSmart makes on so many people during their career journeys, I was eager to join the company and to help drive its mission, helping transitioning employees find their new beginnings.
a passion for collaboration
In my current role, I am responsible for a number of areas within human resources — from recruiting to onboarding to supporting employee development to performance management, and planning and executing strategic HR initiatives.
My day starts with a team discussion around plans and statuses of recruitment and HR operations projects. I have weekly connections with the department leaders to brainstorm new ideas, suggest solutions, initiate and align various people and business strategies. I also have regular one-on-ones with team members to offer any support they may need. I evaluate hiring needs, oversee recruitment efforts, develop various training and wellness opportunities, and even organize fun activities for the employees!
That’s why it may come as no surprise to you by now, but I am a people person. So I love how my role gives me the opportunity to meet and collaborate with some talented people who share the same passion for collaboration as I do.
I love how my job brings a new challenge and continuous learning every day. Overall, it’s pretty cool working at Randstad RiseSmart because we offer a healthy and positive work environment. In fact, did you know that we are officially one of the top 50 Best Places to Work in India?
cooking up a healthy work-life balance
Outside of work, I love to combine food and travelling. Food is a very important part of my travel itinerary and, wherever I travel, I love to explore the local cuisine. At home, I try out new recipes and also attempt my own version of some traditional South Indian dishes. Yes, friends are always welcome over at my place to try out my creations!
But of course, in order to make sure I can achieve this, I plan my days to allow for regular breaks and recharging so that I can be the best version of myself inside and outside of work. Luckily, at Randstad RiseSmart, we have a supportive leadership along with generous personal time off, access to 24/7 virtual, confidential counselling sessions with experts and a culture that encourages everyone to achieve a healthy work-life balance.