Hi there, it’s lovely to meet you! My name is Samantha Smylie and I am Signify Technology’s new HR Manager.
I entered the Recruitment Industry back in 2017 and immediately fell in love with the fast-paced nature of the industry – there truly never was a dull day! Whilst I started out as a Recruitment Consultant within a boutique firm, I began to realise just how much I loved being involved with areas of the business that weren’t necessarily on my original job spec – training and coaching new employees, driving engagement and culture, delivering employee feedback, contributing to our internal hiring strategy, etc. After taking a few months off to backpack across South-East Asia, it hit me that I am a people-person through and through, and so the wonderful world of Human Resources would be my next stop.
My journey as a HR professional within both the corporate world of Gas and Oil and the extremely high-growth Executive Search industry, has been incredibly exciting. From helping my last organisation grow by over 140 new employees within 1.5 years, to introducing numerous new policies and improved processes, managing the end-to-end employee relations process, amplifying conversations and incentives around Diversity and Inclusion and mental health, rolling out Employee Resource Groups to create community and drive culture, and providing support to enhance the leadership and coaching capabilities of Managers – it has been one wild ride! I am so excited to use this experience to further drive growth, culture and success at Signify Technology.
Outside of work, I love travelling to new Countries with my travel partner (aka Husband) as much as possible! While at home in London, I love socialising with friends and checking out the endless number of new restaurants and bars that London has to offer. At this point, I like to think of myself as a pizza connoisseur, so please send any Italian restaurant suggestions my way. Though, to warn you, I am more of a “Nandos over The Shard” kind-of-girl!