Cara Benoit Head of Culture and People at yourtown shares her perspective image

Cara Benoit Head of Culture and People at yourtown shares her perspective

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your role.

I’m the Head of People and Culture for yourtown, a non-profit organisation providing services for children, young people and their families, including Kids Helpline – a 24/7 virtual counselling service.

Every day is different for me, bringing lots of variety and development of new strategies to meet a vast array of business needs. It is a privilege for me to serve 700 amazing people who provide the very best care and support for some of our community’s most vulnerable children and young people.

What are two positives you can tell us about your new situation due to the current climate?

I’ve really enjoyed seeing how cross-department teams in our business have come together to solve problems and develop new responses quickly and creatively. Even when there are new challenges (and opportunities) almost daily that require recalibration, they do it with a smile on their faces and a can-do attitude!

I’ve been humbled to witness the true ‘Aussie Spirit’ of people in community helping each other out in some very difficult circumstances. Acts of kindness that I hope stay with our neighbourhoods long after this trying time has receded.

What is the best career advice you have received?

Never knock back an opportunity to learn or try something new. We are often our own worst critic so even if you think you’re not ready, or there is someone else who could do it better, put yourself out there and be prepared to work hard.

Describe Majer in three words:


Delivering connectivity, support, care and energy to the yourtown team certainly keeps Cara busy, no matter what the economic or social climate. At Majer Recruitment, we are honoured to call Cara and the yourtown team part of our family network. Being able to identify opportunities and to look on the bright side of life are attributes we all aspire to have.

Join us in thanking the team behind all of the yourtown services, those generous, kind individuals who spend their days making our days shine brighter.

 

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