MEET THE HIRING MANAGER
Get to know the people who grow teams at Origina. You will learn about our hiring managers’ career paths and what they look for in candidates during the interview process.
Get to know Ross’ favorite:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
— Maya Angelou
I absolutely love this quote from Maya Angelou, which really resonates with me both personally & professionally.
I am going to cheat here and pick 2; my Mum and my Dad.
I am lucky to have had two fantastic parents that always put me and my brothers first, and taught us the importance of kindness, loyalty, and humility.
My wife and I went to Japan for two weeks for my 30th birthday, which was absolutely incredible! We were also lucky enough to be able to backpack around South America for 5 months in 2019 and see a lot of beautiful countries.
I love watching football (soccer) and I have been following Liverpool FC for many years, and I played (poorly) when I was younger. Asides from that, I enjoy a good board game session, which has been a Christmas tradition in our house for as long as I can remember!
An interview with our hiring manager
What was your first job
My very first job was a paper route in my hometown, but my first full-time summer job was working with my dad. My dad runs his own interior renovations company, and I was able to get some valuable hands-on construction business experience. These days, I find it hard to hang a picture, but I enjoyed my time working with my dad. I learned a lot about hard work, reliability, and attention to detail.
What’s a fun fact about you that you would like to share?
I lived in Vancouver, Canada, for seven years, and I now have dual citizenship between Canada and Ireland. Before moving back to Ireland in 2019, my wife and I spent five months traveling through Central and South America. It was the experience of a lifetime!
What are your hobbies? What do you do in your spare time?
I love sports, particularly football (soccer), so I watch that when I can. These days, my big focus is family and keeping up with my daughter who was born this spring. Spare time with an infant is limited, but what better way to spend my time?
How is Origina different from any company you’ve worked for in the past?
I genuinely think Origina is a great place to work for many reasons. It’s a company with a real personality and sense of fun. It’s an environment in which you are afforded a lot of autonomy, trust, support, and potential to grow. There are a lot of exceptional people here, and I’m blown away at how we punch above our own weight in so many areas.
What does a typical day look like as a HR business partner at Origina?
At Origina, we have a small, high-performing HR team, so there is plenty of autonomy, a huge degree of variety in the work you do, and a real chance to make a direct impact on a fast-growing business and the people around you.
As a high-growth company, bringing in the best possible talent is key, and the HRBP plays a huge role in that recruitment cycle. Maximizing performance through coaching and actively managing performance is also a big emphasis to keep everyone focused, motivated, and achieving their best.
Honestly, this role is what you want to make of it. If you want to leave your stamp on Origina and our culture, you will have that opportunity.
What interview tips would you have for someone applying for a HRBP role with Origina?
Come prepared and curious. Be yourself, let your personality shine, and most importantly, make sure this is the right opportunity for you, as much as you are right for us.
Origina is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud of our ongoing efforts to foster inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Origina are considered without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.