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Naomi James, HR Business Partner, Allianz

What are the main things you do each week?

Altogether in the company there’s about 600/700 people and I work hand in hand with the managers, helping with people related issues and coming up with solutions to achieve the results required to align with the business strategy.

What skills do you need to be successful?

Communication and interpersonal skills. You need to be able to communicate effectively and be clear and concise with the information you give. You want to have a trusted relationship with managers as they are trusting that you have the information they need to move forward.

What’s the best thing about your job?

The team I work with in Allianz. As I’m relatively new to my role, it’s great to be able to feed off the knowledge they have.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned since you started?

Asking questions, no matter how stupid, stands to you and helps you progress. People appreciate you coming forward asking the question because they can see the willingness to learn and move into the next level.

Where else can you go?