Q&A with Severine
Severine joined Radiall in 2022 as the Vice President of Human Resources. Keep reading to learn about her role.
Q.Can you tell us more about your role at Radiall?
A.As of January 2022, I am the Vice President of Human Resources. My primary goals are to support Radiall’s managers and its employees, and to develop the best HR strategy for Radiall’s long term growth.
Q.What do you like most about your work?
A.I enjoy working closely with my peers from other teams (BUs, Operations, Sales, Finance, etc.) and bringing my HR point of view to the table. I believe diversity helps us design sustainable solutions, and this is important at all levels of the organization.
Q.What is a typical day like for you at Radiall?
A.As I’m still getting acquainted with Radiall and my role, I spend most of my time meeting and listening to people. So far, I have been pleased to meet teams that are involved, motivated and full of initiative. Radiall's values of being authentic, making it simple, growing together and daring to be audacious are really apparent. It is exciting to be in Human Resources for a company like this, and it is a great responsibility to continue helping this team grow.
Q.What's the best advice you have for people wanting to pursue a career in your field?
A.Human Resources covers so many aspects, including talent acquisition, design and organization, change management, learning and development, administration and payroll, rewards, employee workforce planning, industrial relations, health, safety and wellbeing. So I would advise anyone interested in HR to choose a couple of those fields to work on before you embrace an HR role.
Q.What’s been one of the proudest moments in your career?
A.As a manager, I encourage my team members to get out of their comfort zones to learn and grow. When I left my previous job, I received a lovely message from one of my direct reports that made me feel proud to have helped someone. It said, “Without you believing in me, I wouldn’t have dared to believe I could start the journey to become a leader. Now, I know that I’m a true leader, and I’m ready to pass the relay to raise new potential leaders.”
Q.With it being International Women's Month, is there a woman in your life who has inspired you in life and/or your career?
A.I’ve always been inspired by my grandmother Marguerite. Born in 1910, she was one of the first girls from her small town to go to university. As a mother of nine, she was busy taking care of her children, as well as working on the farm with my grandfather. But she never stopped learning by reading and reflecting. She was equally demanding of her daughters and sons (and her numerous granddaughters and grandsons): never stop developing your talents to better serve the community. Under her unconditional love and oversight, this challenge inspired us to become our best selves, then and now.