Hello, I’m Tina DeBond and I'm a HR Consultant at You HR Consultancy
My Background
I have always been keen to work, and my first job was working in my local newsagent at age 14 over the weekends. When I received my National Insurance number I knew I could work more hours and in a bigger organisation and started working for Dorothy Perkins. I loved being in customer focused roles even at this age.
When I left school, I was ready to work and joined a logistics company who gave me an amazing opportunity to work and study at the same time. In this role I gained lots of private sector experience, and soon knew I wanted to work in HR (or personnel as it was back then). I started to research CIPD flexible training routes, and I was soon enrolled and commenced my goal of being the youngest person in the university to achieve full CIPD membership (which I did!!)
From here I worked for Essex Police, Thurrock Council and several NHS organisations, before taking some time out from full time, permanent work after being blessed with twins. During this time I worked with YouHR as an associate, working both remotely and flexibly. When a permanent role was advertised, the timing was perfect and my journey being a permanent member of the team started November 2022.
My Approach
I am self-motivated and dedicated to the continuous improvement of organisations and individuals, through the creative use of HR strategy, policies, skills and techniques, including staff development. I have strong strategic and operational skills. I thrive on helping organisations evolve, working with them to truly see the value effective HR has to them. I like to take them on a journey to make transactional HR more efficient and become genuinely transformational.
Why You HR Consultancy
It really is ‘all about the people’ in You HR. Having had an opportunity to work with them as an associate, I am over the moon to now be working with them as a permanent member of the team. The orgainsations visions and values are lived and breathed by the team giving me congruency and alignment with my own personal work values and ethics. The people focus is not just internally, you HR listens to client needs and deliver bespoke services and products.
My interests
I love to (try) to stay fit. I enjoy running and bootcamp classes, and also taking my twins and dog for long walks. I’m at my happiest in nature and when the sun is shining – I am definitely solar powered! I love to travel and was fortunate to spend a year of my life solo backpacking around the world. I tend to go for package holidays now, but will forever be a free sprit when it comes to travel.