Roop Bhatnagar, operations manager — global talent marketing team
an environment that supports creative thinking
If people discourage your dreams, my advice to you is to find an environment where your creativity is appreciated. Being able to follow your curiosity allows for innovation. Thinking differently and acting upon my ideas has led to every positive decision I have ever made.
I’ve learned firsthand that knowledge, experience and wisdom are great as long as you deploy them to fuel creativity. Otherwise, they can have a limiting effect.
thriving as a valued member of a team
Throughout my career, I’ve held several types of roles across various working environments. Since April 2020, I’ve been the operations manager for Randstad Sourceright’s global talent marketing team, where curiosity, creativity and a can-do attitude are cultivated and employees flourish.
I am based in Hyderabad, India, and am responsible for coaching and mentoring our team members, managing their performance and engagement activities, establishing governance to deliver projects with agility and designing processes and solutions. I thrive on the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with each member of my team and support their unique career development paths. The values and culture at Randstad Sourceright empower me to make brave business decisions, collaborate and think outside the box to achieve success.
My own creativity and my thought process are constantly expanded, thanks to the knowledge and worldliness of my colleagues. I love interacting with my colleagues and peers from all corners of the globe every day. Their perspectives and diversity of thought are refreshing and motivating.
a creative spirit beyond the workday
My team is extremely supportive and understands the importance of enabling a harmonious balance between work and personal life. When I finish my workday, I unplug my laptop and turn “Mommy mode” on! That’s when I get to spend much-needed quality time with my daughter, where fueling different ways of thinking is never in short supply. Together we enjoy painting and working on arts and crafts projects, which keep our creative spirits alive. I find gardening rejuvenating and enjoy seeing the fruits of my labor — literally!
giving back to the community
Serving my community provides me with an expanded sense of purpose. After I joined Randstad Sourceright, I have been a Randstad with Heart ambassador for India, sourcing and organizing volunteer opportunities for our local teammates.
Thanks to our Randstad with Heart program, all employees globally are given paid time off to donate to or volunteer at charities of their choice. I volunteer my time at People for Animals, an animal welfare organization that looks after and feeds sick and injured animals. My daughter enjoys going there with me. It’s an immensely rewarding experience. I believe outcomes, not outputs, are the measure of one’s success, and I appreciate how Randstad Sourceright values creative thinking. Eventually, staying creative and balanced is a continuous process. When you find the environment that encourages you to be yourself, you are most productive and shine in the true sense!