Celia Madden is the HR Manager at Capital on Tap and backbone of our outstanding company culture. She oversees everything related to our people and makes sure the office runs smoothly.
Hello Celia! Tell me, what made you pursue a career in HR?
Is it bad to say that I fell into it? I started in recruitment after I graduated university as it seemed like something fun where I could meet lots of interesting people, and make some money while I was at it! It was that people side though that made me want to shift from a more sales focused role to something where I could really work at the core of a company.
What is the greatest bit of advice that anyone has ever given you?
That you are never stuck. Just because you started doing something or working somewhere doesn’t mean that is what you have to do for the rest of your life. Look at me, ballerina turned biology student turned head hunter turned HR Manager!
If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be?
Things always work out in the end. You have to go through things to get anywhere.
What is one word you would use to describe your team and why?
Tough. Working in a startup where things are constantly evolving and changing means there are difficult decisions to be made and conversations to be had. We take the brunt of a lot of it and it’s up to us to get on with it and get things done.
What is the one thing that you admire most about the person to the right of you (Peter Cattlin – Finance Manager)?
Peter has a pretty incredible work ethic. He is always available and gets back to you almost immediately. He also has to say no to a lot of things and to a lot of people, but is never impatient or negative about it.
What is your favourite part about working at Capital on Tap?
The variety. One day I can be working on new commission structures and the next day doing a new office layout. Ultimately though it’s about trying to make sure that everyone enjoys working here as much as I do.
Last question. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 items would you want to have with you?
That would definitely have to be my favourite book, Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk, a case of Gruner Veltliner and a beach towel (I hate sitting on the sand!).
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