TFI - Vicki Moir

TFI - Vicki Moir

 29 Jun 2018

What is your name?
Vicki Moir
 
What do you do for a living in 10 words?
I cultivate culture and attract top talent for Firefish Software!
 
Where do you currently reside?
Glasgow
 
  1. Tell us what your typical day at work looks like?
My role’s really varied as I look after operations, HR and recruitment. We’ve grown massively since I joined the company in 2013 – there were 7 of us then, but there are now 34 of us and I love seeing people progress from applying to a role to becoming full-fledged Fish.
 
You’ll usually find me doing a mix of writing role profiles and adverts; thinking of ideas for videos; promoting jobs and interviewing then managing the offer process.  I then run inductions for the new Fish who join the shoal.
 
It’s not all recruitment, though:  I make sure the Aquarium runs smoothly, and organise treats and surprises for the team to make sure they #lovethefish so I’ll sometimes be looking at websites for ice cream vans or swingball sets…all work related, I promise!  I may also be writing award submissions; writing, reviewing and updating internal policies; or managing operational processes to ensure that all the Fish are swimming happily in the Aquarium!
 
  1. What has been the best piece of advice you have received so far in your career?
Listen with the intent of understanding, not the intent of replying.
 
  1. What would you want to tell your 20-year-old self-knowing what you know now?
Stop worrying!  You’re far more capable than you give yourself credit for and you’ll get there – just hurry up and work out where you want “there” to be!
 
  1. What would you class as your biggest achievement so far?
It’s not a work achievement, but I’m just over half-way through a running challenge I set myself to fundraise for Myeloma UK.  I started my challenge in January and I’m not ashamed to say that I still absolutely loathe running, but I’m really proud of the amount I’ve raised so far and the coverage I’ve had, as raising awareness is also massively important.I’ll be burning my trainers after the Great Scottish Run in September, though!
 
  1. Have there been any people in your career that have influenced or inspired you?
My first manager in recruitment gave me an absolute passion for the role – I learned so much from her and if it weren’t for the grounding she gave me I don’t think I’d have stayed in agency recruitment for almost 10 years.  Nowadays, I find our CEO, Wendy McDougall, utterly inspiring.  Supportive, dedicated, extremely hard working and loads of fun, she’s given me the opportunity to build on my skills and drive my career forward in the direction I wanted to go.
 
  1. Who did you idolise when growing up?
I think my first ever idol was Adam Ant when I was 2.  I saw him on Saturday Superstore and apparently for a few weeks my favourite thing to do was to run around the house looking for mirrors and singing Stand and Deliver (I thought the lyrics were “look in the mirror, your money or your life”).  I now know all the proper words!
 
  1. What memories do you have of your first ever job?
My first ever job was working in a pharmacy when I was 15.  I’d carry out general retail duties such as serving customers and replenishing stock, but I also delivered prescriptions to people locally who weren’t able to get out and about to collect them themselves.  This was by far my favourite part of the job.  Many of them would really look forward to a little chat as they were at home on their own most of the time.  As well as being rewarding this is probably where I started to build my communication skills as I’d be speaking to lots of different people, providing information and managing expectations…plus I had to be able to firmly but politely say no when lovely old ladies tried to give me yet more biscuits!
 
  1. If you could invite anyone (dead or alive) for dinner who would you invite and why?
I’m going to cheat and have two, but my grandmas – they were very different, but both amazingly strong and loving women.  I used to love taking them to visit each other – they were both hard of hearing so would be having completely different conversations, which was hilariously entertaining.  It’d be wonderful to have a good yap with them again.
 
  1. Tell us something about yourself that not many people would know?
I’ve wanted to play Nancy in Oliver in the West End ever since I first saw the film when I was little.  Unfortunately, it became apparent very quickly that I’d never achieve my dream – I can’t sing, dance or act!
 
 

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