Introducing our new Ambassador – for People & HR Tech sector!
We met Lucy a while ago, when she joined us for dinner with Helen Croydon. Since then, we got to know each other and have dinner together a fair few times. So we are thrilled to announce she’s now joined our team as TableCrowd’s People & HR Tech Ambassador! We asked her a few questions so YOU can get to know her too…
1 Can you explain what you do in a sentence?
2 What were you doing before your current role?
I’ve always been a professional psychologist working in investment banking and consulting.
3 What’s your biggest hindsight moment to date?
Don’t build something without customer demand to drive it!
4 What will 2020 bring?
More focus on portfolio careers, more focus on ageing and more focus on personal responsibility.
5 Can you give us a piece of advice for someone starting in your sector?
You have to make and craft the job that you’ll like. Nobody is going to hand it to you.
6 Do you have a favourite business in your sector?
Escape the City – those guys are great and I like how supportive they are too.
7 You’ve been dining with us for a little while now. Tell us about your experiences!
I love them, mainly because the audience are serious and engaged in what they’re doing (I think a lot of this is helped by the fact you need to buy dinner and give up an evening). It’s the informal nature that I love as well – it isn’t all work and people desperately trying to ‘sell’. It generates more an atmosphere of people who want to learn/meet interesting people.
8 Why are you passionate about building TableCrowd’s HR tech community?
With my psychology head on, I’m fascinated by and motivated to do more to push and progress the field in a way which benefits and enriches the work experience. Work is a fundamentally positive thing, but for too long, complicated, unnecessary and frankly stupid things have been done in the name of HR – it’s time for some big changes to happen and I want to be part of that.
9 Finally, what’s your favourite restaurant?
That totally depends on what I’m in the mood for!
Meet Lucy for dinner: