Laura Hallas

  • 2 April Gardens, Queensbury, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD13 1AA
  • 07933588257
  • laurahallas1@hotmail.com
Laura Hallas

Personal Profile

A professional, conscientious and well organised Law graduate with over 10 years employment experience within a UK leading retailer. I am seeking a career within the Human Resources department of an organisation that will utilize my skills and gain further experience to benefit mutual growth and success. I am an energetic self-starter with excellent communication, written and IT skills, capable of working cross functionally, using own initiative or as part of a team and can multi-task multiple projects efficiently.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2012 - Present

Trainee Human Resources Manager

Tesco Bradford Extra

Responsibilities include:

Nov 2010 - Present

Checkout Services Manager

Tesco Bradford Extra

Responsibilities include: 

- Ensuring department rotas are accurate to achieve daily/weekly targets

- Coaching colleagues to give excellent service and tackle any issues immediately

- Ensuring colleagues have all the information they need to do their job

- Support the delivery of department and supply legal training on a day to day basis.

Nov 2008 - Nov 2010

Checkout Team Leader

Tesco Huddersfield
Sep 2004 - Nov 2008

Customer Assistant - Customer Service Desk

Tesco Huddersfield

Key Skills

Skills

Integrity

In employment with Tesco, a leading retailer in the United Kingdom, I have been entrusted with confidential information from all meetings I have either in which been a participant, or the conductor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Teamwork/Individual

Throughout my time in employment, I have completed a number of tasks both individually, and/or as part of a team. I am able to adapt to a variety of situations, and recognise which skills are most effective in any given scenario. 

Effective Delegator of Tasks

During my 5 years as a Manager to date, I have learnt how to successfully delegate tasks to members of staff at all levels, whether it is Team Leaders or Customer Assistants.

Empathy

My naturally empathetic personality enables me to gain the emotional loyalty and trust of all who I cross on a day to day basis. As a result, I am seen as approachable and friendly on all occasions. 

Task Management 

I have the ability to manage a number of tasks at once, and clearly prioritise and act on the most important first, with the help of my extensive knowledge of the industry.

Strong Motivator

A skill enhanced through the repetitive nature of my Coaching and '1-2-1' sessions, I am able to motivate staff at all levels to improve performance. 

Effective Communication Skills

Experience of speaking in front of groups of different numbers and personalities, from Customer Assistants to Directors, and understand how my approach has to differ, dependant on the personality of the audience. 

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - Jun 2009

Law (LLB with Honours)

University of Huddersfield

Successfully graduated from Huddersfield University with a Lower Second degree in Law. The modules covered included Employment Law and Company Law.

Sep 2002 - Jun 2004

A-Levels

Huddersfield New College

Law: A

Psychology: A

English Language: C

Sep 1997 - Jun 2002

GCSE's

King James High School

10 GCSE's obtained including A-C grades in Maths (C), English (C) and Science (C).

Interests

I have a number of interests outside employment, which include cooking, exercise and socialising with friends. Travelling is also a keen hobby of mine, alongside fundraising. I have completed Race For Life walks, as well as leading a record breaking effort in collecting homeless meals for FareShare UK. 

References

References available upon request.