Morgan is the HR Manager at WGE and been an integral member of the team since 2004 where she was first employed as a filing clerk.
‘I didn’t even have an interview when I joined,’ Morgan says. ‘My mum worked here as a filing clerk and they just trusted that I’d be a good worker like she was, so they gave
me the job.’
Over the years, as Morgan progressed through various administrative roles, she was recognised for her talent, willingness to learn and ambition. The company invested in her training and development so she could take on more challenging roles and move from payroll clerk to HR Manager in 2011.
The role is very broad and includes managing the recruitment across the company and working with the Talent Development Program Coordinator to market and attract the best graduates amongst other HR duties.
‘We’ve established a really strong recruitment process to ensure we attract the best people and I’m now helping drive the company forward by working on other exciting HR initiatives,’ says Morgan.
Morgan sees a lot of scope for her own career at WGE as she will take on more challenging projects to establish the HR infrastructure required to support the growth of the company. This includes developing more HR procedures, workplace health and safety projects and contributing to strategies around management promotions and succession planning.
‘There are also many other things driving us forward right now. We’ve just employed a new Marketing Manager, started our Talent Development program, created our culture and values positioning and are building capabilities in new disciplines and sectors. It’s an exciting time for WGE,’ reflects Morgan.
While the company is set to expand, the management team is very focused on ensuring that WGE maintains its family like culture.
‘WGE is like a family to me. Everyone values each other and actually cares. Being the HR Manager for the company I see how much support is given to staff members during difficult times in their lives and have experienced it first-‐hand myself. My Mum passed away from breast cancer a few years ago and all my work friends came to the funeral and supported me through it. I know that my experience isn’t an isolated one and support is always given to people that are going through challenging times. It’s not just lip service here and that’s why I could never imagine myself working anywhere else,’ finishes Morgan.
WGE take a multi-‐faceted approach to driving the company forward. They believe that nurturing the whole of every staff member, personally and professionally, will be their long-‐term key to success and growth.