Who's that girl?
Oh, just me: Rebecca-Monique. My first name is hyphenated, but it's a bit of a mouthful, so I won't be offended if you don't say the whole thing; Rebecca will do just fine. If you haven't figured it out, the name of my website is my name without the vowels. Mind you, it plays havoc with my site SEO, but I digress!...
I'm glad you stopped by to check out who I am. I'm not into fancy, ego-massaging titles, but for the purpose of context and perspective I'm Head of People (traditionally Head of HR). My my! Head of what? People. Yup. I have every intention of humanising this function.
Now that we've covered that, let me tell you a little bit more about who I am and what I do.
I'm an HR professional in the tech industry. Although I started out my career as an EA, I’ve amassed over ten years of progressive PeopleOps experience – in stand-alone roles and leading small teams. Fast-growing startups/ scale-ups are my thing. I love, love LOVE being part of something that I can truly help shape, mould, and watch grow.
Autonomy, mastery, and purpose. You may be thinking: "Enough with the buzzwords already", but those are the things that truly matter to people at work today, and they certainly matter to me!
In my spare time, I dabble in a bit of amateur photography and have a new-found enthusiasm for cinematography. Click the 'Photography' link at the top of this page to view my website and check out some of my earlier work. Go on.
I'm the People person at Attest – a market and brand intelligence tech company. I joined the amazing team of Attesters in 2018 to build out and scale a People function from scratch to support plans for double team growth and international expansion. At Attest I'm responsible for looking after the company's greatest asset; you guessed it: its people.
My role encompasses all things People, Talent and Culture (strategic, tact, and operations)! Day-to-day, you’ll find me collaboratively designing, implementing and iterating processes, frameworks and guides for the entire employee lifecycle including hiring, onboarding, recognition and rewards, and the growth & development of our team – with a strong focus on employee experience (EX), and team engagement.
I’m a huge advocate of enlisting design thinking to create an holistic employee experience and to help tackle challenges such as scaling culture and super-charging team member engagement, performance and growth.
London, UK. No place I'd rather be.