Meet the Team – Andy Harris
Welcome to the eighth in our series of team interviews. Each month, we’ll be asking a member of our team to tell us more about them and their involvement with rradar. This month, it’s time to hear about rradar station HR Advisor Andy Harris.
When did you first become involved with rradar?
I joined in January 2016
Who/what was the biggest influence on your decision to work at rradar?
Location was a big factor as I live locally but had been working in Sheffield for around 6 years. It was also clear that I was joining an ambitious and developing company.
What was your first impression of the company?
I found it a friendly and welcoming work environment
What have you found to be the most surprising/challenging aspect of working for rradar?
Most challenging is the irregular flow of work. The help-line can be extremely busy at times, relatively quiet at others and it’s important to give each call your full attention, irrespective of the volume of calls waiting. Most surprising is, on occasion, the lack of basic employment knowledge held by clients with titles like HR Director/HR Manager
What would you tell someone who is thinking about working for rradar?
I would encourage them to do so
How do you see rradar developing over the next five years?
It seems that the HR advice element will continue to grow, but the company will also seek to develop other services, and in different locations.
If you weren’t working for rradar, what would you be doing instead?
Working in some other legal capacity unless I received a huge injection of cash to enable me to re-locate to France
How would someone describe you?
I think you would have to ask others that question, but perhaps calm and personable I hope.
Surprise us with a little-known fact about you/your profession
I hold current HGV and PSV driving licences and started my legal studies whilst employed as a driver.
What inspires you that you think other people should know?
Inspired might not be the right word but my introduction to employment law was presenting my own unfair dismissal case and this stimulated my interest in that area of law.
What do you do when you aren’t working?
I enjoy maintaining a level of fitness, a bit of golf and a good pint (some of these clearly clash).
You’re on a desert island and you can take one album, one book and one film with you. What do you take?
Album – any Dylan, Film – Hobson’s Choice and Book – any book with a title that includes the words “How to survive on a desert island”