Life at Deloitte
Rhea Rampersad, Trinidad
"What I most enjoy is being able to work in such an easy going, family oriented environment."
What do you like most about your role?
What I like most are the different opportunities and experiences I gain through being able to work with different personalities, and participate in a variety of events. Working in HR has encouraged and inspired me to achieve a lot more than I thought I can - from the day to day activities, to the more challenging ones. There’s always a new learning experience waiting to happen.
What attracted you to Deloitte?
What attracted me to Deloitte are the various benefits and activities offered in addition to the friendly and relaxed working environment. As a university graduate coming directly into the world of work, it was a pleasure to be interviewed and on boarded into the company, especially as I was looking to kick off my career in the HR field. It was the greatest decision I made!
Describe your day to day role
A typical day for the Talent team involves responding to queries from employees and updating our records and databases including our SAP and D-Careers systems. In addition, I am able to work closely with managers, scheduling meetings and follow ups as needed, along with other staff members, building strong business relationships as time progresses. Working in the Talent team provides a lot of opportunity to be part of all the main events and activities that take place within Deloitte, through networking or simply through working on various projects and documents as requested.
What else have your been involved with since joining Deloitte?
Working at Deloitte has never been the typical ‘all work, no play’ kind of job. From the yearly Family Day and IMPACT Day, to the social events committee, planning various activities occur throughout the year and I have the opportunity to be involved first hand. This includes our staff party, movie limes, and ‘after work’ team events, which help keep the friendly-family bond between employees. In addition, I also have the opportunity to be involved in the University of the West Indies Graduate Recruitment Fair, which allows us to recruit some of the best qualified graduate students to fill our vacancies.
What is Deloitte’s role in your longer term career goals?
Deloitte is helping me to grow into my role as a HR professional by providing the right tools, programs and challenges to ensure that I attain the necessary training and experience needed to further my career.
What have you enjoyed most?
What I most enjoyed is being able to work in such an easy going, family oriented environment. The office is always full of laughter and great fun which makes it easier to get the job done. There’s never a dull moment!
Name: Rhea Rampersad
College Attended: University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Degree Completed: BSc. Management Studies minoring in Human Resources and Marketing
Date that you joined Deloitte: 1 May 2014