Rebecca Rinehart

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Rebecca Rinehart

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My job

I am the first point of contact for all general human resources queries and advice.

This includes providing advice on policy and procedure, salary sacrificing, types of leave, staff benefits, learning and development and payroll queries.

The role also involves recruitment and learning and development, coordinating mobility processes (visas, domestic and international assignments, budgeting and travel) and working on a number of special project and process improvement initiatives.

I am currently working on creating an induction / on boarding program for our office for new starters.

I have also recently developed an accreditation and registration policy guideline. I work on a variety of projects on a regular basis.

How I got the job

I applied, had two interviews, and was offered the position.

What I enjoy most

I like talking to many different people with varying personalities and specialisations.

I also enjoy solving problems for people and interacting with various teams. I seem to learn something new every day.

Why university?

I'd always had an interest in human resources and knew I wanted to study that.

When I saw the dual degree that USC offered with psychology and human resources, I knew that that would be a perfect pairing.

A degree wasn't a necessary selection criteria for my position, but I've found that it has provided a greater understanding of how businesses work and operate from a strategic point of view. I also understand people and their motivations and the way they work.

Study also helped me significantly with my time management skills and my ability to deal with pressure.

Why USC?

I was keen to live on the Sunshine coast and I really liked the dual degree that USC offered. I also thought the smaller size of USC would be advantageous.

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