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Staff Spotlight: 20 Questions by the Easy-trim coffee machine with…

…our HR Manager Samira Ali!

Samira Ali - Easy-trim's HR Manager

Samira Ali – Easy-trim’s HR Manager

Samira joined the Easy-trim team as HR Manager in March this year.  Working part-time she is responsible for developing and implementing HR strategies and initiatives that are aligned with Easy-trims overall business ethos, whilst also managing staff relations and heading up recruitment across our group of companies.

We grabbed 10 minutes with her in the staff canteen (which is lacking certain elements, right Sam? ha!) to find out what makes her tick….


How would you describe your day job at Easy-Trim?
 A roller-coaster lots of up’s and downs but fun as alwayS

Before Easy-Trim, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had and why?
I wouldn’t say I’ve had an unusual job but before ET my most interesting job was working for BAE lots of learning and testing your ability.

What is your biggest achievement in life to date?
My children and completing my CIPD bachelor’s degree June 2019.

What is the most important thing you have learned in the last 5 years?
That you can achieve anything in life no matter what your age or circumstance, self motivation is key.

If you could pick anyone, dead or alive to be your life mentor who would it be and why?
Princess Diana quotedCarry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you” in general she had a good head on her shoulders, freedom declined she could still brush that to one side and carry on being good and that’s hard to do for most people.

Tell us the one thing you cannot live without?
Food, I maybe small but I can eat and I’m always hungry! 🙂

What three traits best describe you?
Empathetic, Tolerant and Trustworthy

If you could switch job roles with anyone here, what would you be doing?
I’d say production planning, innovation of new products and how they are made, it seems like an interesting job.

If you could learn to do anything what would it be?
Sew, so that I could sew my own clothes!

Tell us the one thing you hate the most?
Late comers that have no valid reason for being late.

What is your hidden talent or party trick?
I’m afraid I am not that talented so I have nothing to say 🙁
I can box, yep, I maybe small but mighty 😉

What is your life motto or personal mantra?
No matter what life throws at you it’s how you deal with it that matters.

If you came back as an animal what would you be and why?
A crocodile because they have outlived the dinosaurs and are build to survive.

When you’re not working at easy-trim what do you get up to?
Attending family events, days out with the kids, quite activate weekends and evenings.

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life what would it be?
Sunday dinner, Chicken wings, mash, Yorkshire pudding with gravy and veg, yum yum.

What’s your favourite movie and why?
Goonies! Brings back great childhood memories.

What’s the one thing that’s surprised you about working at Easy-Trim?
There being no sink in the kitchen.

Name four famous figures you’d invite to a dinner party.
Jim Carrey, Selena Gomez, Lionel Messi and Dwayne Johnson

If you could make one change at Easy-trim, what would it be?
A change in culture, more team working.

If you could only have 3 apps on your phone, what would they be?
BBC news, BBC Iplayer and Pinterest.

Check the news section next month to get to know another key player in the Easy-trim team!

Interested in becoming part of our team? Drop Samira a line to introduce yourself….