Rachel Colbourne

HR Administrator

Tell us about you

I am extremely fortunate to be a Mum to two beautiful children who are kind and thoughtful and just having celebrated 20 years with their Dad is also something I am able to be proud of.

We were incredibly lucky a few years ago to be be able to move to a house that required full renovation work. This past few years being in the house, especially during lockdown had some difficult moments but gradually we are making progress!

Tell us about your role and how you can help / support

I am the HR administrator here at AspiringHR. I am here for all clients as a point of contact to assist with all things admin.

A day in the life of a HR Admin

Every day is a busy day with supporting our amazing clients who continue to grow and develop their businesses.

A typical day could include onboarding multiple new starters for various clients, processing payroll, salary reviews, organising DBS checks and setting up benefits for clients, to mention just a few.

What do you love most about your role?

As the clients businesses grow, so do their workforce. I really enjoy supporting the clients with their new hires and working on improving the process and procedures making the onboarding and other admin processes as smooth and efficient as possible for the clients. I am lucky to work with a fantastic team of amazing people and great clients too.

What’s your greatest achievement?

Most definitely my greatest achievement has to be my family and wonderful children. They are kind and thoughtful and are teaching me something new every day.

I am also very proud to have taken the leap to return to the classroom having left some 20 years prior, to complete my CIPD Level 5 in Human Resource Management.

With 2 young children, a house renovation and then the Covid lockdown 1 during my studies, I often forget how hard it was for myself and my family. So this is something I regard as a great achievement.

Who is your role model?

This is a very easy one to answer, absolutely is my parents. They have supported me always and continue to do so now.

As a child growing up in a family business, there were both good times and bad times. But my parents have always been loving and supportive and my life values I definitely owe to them.

How do you switch off and take some time out?

I love music, a kitchen disco is a definite for my family! Having spent lots of lockdown trying to clear an overgrown garden I do enjoy a bit of gardening too. Fresh air and a bike ride with the kids is always enjoyable.