Happy Monday! Meet Carly, she’s part of our super busy HR team based at our Central Office.

Tell us a bit about yourself and your position?

Hi, I’m Carly, 34 Years old, Mummy to two gorgeous girls. My background is in Retail and Hospitality (Restaurants) as a People Manager/ Business Partner (Supermarkets) and more recently the new HR advisor at Atlas Hotels. I have always had a passion for people management, including Supporting senior teams, recruitment, casework and training. After moving to Atlas Hotels from an operational role as HRBP in retail, being in the Central Office has supported me to really concentrate on my skills and the support from the team has been incredible – Thank you all

What was your first-ever job?

My first ever job was in a hair salon – at 14 years old, sweeping hair off the floor and made refreshments for clients. (For £10.00 a day!!)

If you were a type of food, what would you be?

I would be a spaghetti Bolognese – A family-orientated, hearty, warm meal. With a sprinkle of cheese (Probably my taste in music)

What motivates you?

Family – My 2 daughters are my main motivation in life. My youngest is 1.5 Years old and my eldest is 5 Years old. I want them to understand with hard work and determination you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
Within my work life, I am motivated by great company values and core purpose along with being part of a great/supportive team and being able to work autonomously.

What interested you about working at Atlas?

I was inspired when I came for my interview with Atlas, the values were appealing to me and the energy from the business to achieve amazing things. I felt fab after I had left the central office – already thinking about how I could positively impact the team and how I can use my role to support the continuous growth of the company. Since being part of the team I have been awestruck by the amount of support offered to each other and the positive approach by Directors/Senior Managers and the employees within the hotels.

What three items would you take to a deserted island?

I feel like a sensible option would be to take a knife (of some description) for catching food or making shelter.
I would also take Matches to light a fire….
My phone!! I need to keep in touch with the kids (And phone for help!)

What’s one thing you did recently you are proud of?

Over the last 2 years, I overcame some extremely challenging obstacles. I have used my experience to support others and spur myself on into my next steps in life. I am generally a glass-half-full kind of person and now understand that gratitude and positivity really make a huge impact in life. Every day I’m grateful for my opportunities and push myself (and others) to succeed.