Moving from startup to scaleup is an exciting time for a growing business like B-Secur, and making sure we have only the most committed and talented individuals with us on the journey is vital.
We are delighted to welcome Caroline Murdoch as HR development manager to the B-Secur team. Caroline brings over 20 years’ experience across multiple technology sectors and expertise enhancing leadership skills and knowledge.
In our ever-popular interview series of people behind the B-Secur brand, we talk to Caroline about her first month with the company, her plans for people development and what attracted her to work with B-Secur.
Tell us a little about yourself, Caroline.
“I’ve been married to Richard for 20 years and am mum to Ben who is 18 and about to sit A-Levels, and Abby who is 15. I also have Amber, my lively four year old King Charles Cavalier/Border Terrier dog, so I’m always on the go.
"I try to keep active by walking each day with the dog, and also doing a little bit of running. I like cooking and catching up with friends at weekends. When get time to relax I’ll be hooked on a good, gripping drama series on TV."
Your role as HR development manager is a new position at B-Secur. Can you share more about what you’ll be doing?
“I’ve joined B-Secur at a really exciting time.
“Essentially, I’ve been recruited to support the business and in particular the teams as they move from start up into scale up phase.
“Over the last 12-18 months the primary focus was on attracting and recruiting the best talent. Now the teams are established, it’s essential to make sure their skills stay aligned with the business objectives, as our technology gains momentum across commercial markets. My role will involve developing and delivering a people strategy which will support the needs of teams both for today and in the future.
“That strategy will include new learning and development initiatives for all levels of managers and leaders, both accredited and non-accredited programmes. We will also develop initiatives for all team members to avail of, whether that is professional membership, personal development programmes, support for further academic development or volunteering opportunities."
What are your previous experiences? Have you always been interested in developing people?
“I have over 20 years’ experience in people development working in great organisations including in food wholesale, automotive engineering and financial services.
“Within the first few months of my career all those years ago I knew working to support people, teams and organisational growth was my purpose and still today I believe I have the best job in the world.