Despite starting her new position as Human Resources (HR) Manager for Corobrik, Gauteng, a few weeks back, the industrious Nokuthula Tshabalala, who is a DUT graduate, is already finding this is the ideal position for her.
“I was so excited to be given this amazing opportunity, working for such a reputable organisation,” said Durban-born Tshabalala. “I am currently working on improving the existing HR processes, where possible, and implementing best HR practices.”
Tshabalala has a strong background in the HR field, having worked in the department at various top organisations for the past 15 years.
After studying Human Resources Management at DUT, Tshabalala started as HR Administrator at Nestle in 2000, quickly moving up the ranks in her seven-year stay to HR Generalist, during which time she relocated to Gauteng. In 2007, she moved to Reckitt Benckiser, also as an HR Generalist, eventually taking over as HR Manager at Pinnacle Health Solutions in 2010. Her career went from strength to strength, with Tshabalala taking over the role as acting HR Manager at Air Chefs for three years before joining the Corobrik team in August this year.
“I’ve been really privileged to work at some amazing companies in my career and have learnt an enormous amount about HR. I’m looking forward to taking what I’ve learned and putting this knowledge into practice at my new position.”
Her new role at Corobrik will involve implementation and administration of HR policies and practices such as staffing and retention; organisational planning and development as well as training and employee relations, among others.
“I have quite a few projects in the pipeline already,” said the determined manager.
These include streamlining HR processes in line with the overall business objectives; implementing organisational and developmental initiatives to address and improve current employee capabilities and future training needs, as well as improving working relationships with all current stakeholders.
“This job revolves around communication, understanding people’s needs and working with people for the better of the company,” explained Tshabalala. “This can often be like walking a tightrope but through consistent and fair management, as well as ensuring all appropriate processes are in place, things run smoothly.”
When not at work, Tshabalala enjoys some down-time reading magazines, watching her favourite television shows and spending quality time with family.
– This edited article was published on www.hrpulse.co.za
Pictured: Nokuthula Tshabalala