Ashly joins us as our HR Lead, taking over from Cellina, our Recruitment Lead. Ashly has spent over 15 years in the hospitality industry across various businesses and positions, giving him practical and transferable skills focussed on customer service and people management.
A couple of years ago, Ashly decided to go back to university and complete a Business management degree specialising in HR and hasn’t looked back. He spent some time out at a manufacturing plant in Howlong as HR business Partner & Employee Engagement Coordinator, and he was quickly promoted to Senior Business Partner.
Ashly has been in the region for about 17 years now and loves living here with his wife. They are absolute foodies enjoying finding new eateries on the weekends, as well as enjoying some old favourites like Dal Zotto’s winery. He is committed to his coffee roastery, Zoi, and loves the food at Level One – Food and Dining.
Ashly has only recently joined the team but he can already see the value our business provides to our clients, and he wants to continue building those relationships. Coming from a customer-focused background, Ashly has a remarkable ability to connect with people and believes that every core function of a business is customer service. His ambitions for working at Total HRM are to help Linda scale the business and keep learning as much as he can from her and our other expert team members. Although he has spent most of his adulthood in customer service positions, Ashly wanted to be a marine biologist when he was a kid. He has no clue why this was his chosen passion – he grew up on a dairy farm in Barham and is now absolutely terrified of the “Devil’s Water"... or, as it’s commonly referred to, the ocean.
Ashly is an avid golfer and can often be found on the greens every weekend. He can help you with all your staffing issues and questions, but don’t ask him for golf advice – he claims to be terrible at it but persists every weekend anyway. When he isn’t teeing off, Ashly enjoys reading a lot of sports biographies and the Fair Work Commission updates. Yes, really. He claims he likes to know about and compare situations that arise in the Fair Work world – but each to their own. He has just finished reading ‘The Happiest Man on Earth’ by Eddie Jaku and thought it was incredible, and the best concert he has been to is Pearl Jam at Docklands Stadium many, many years ago.
His ideal concert line-up would be Pearl Jam, with support from John Butler, who Ashly first saw in concert at a uni bar in Canberra. That night, John Butler was supported by little known artist Jack Johnson who Ashly could’ve had some beers with but wanted to get John’s autograph. In the end, he left with no autographs and no cool story about beers with Jack Johnson. He would also make sure Adele would also be a feature at this imaginary concert.
Although he doesn’t subscribe to a philosophy or mantra, he does frequently use the phrase “success is the sum of small things added up” to remind himself and others that if you’re going to win, you have to keep stepping forward.
We are very excited to have Ashly join the team in Albury & look forward to his expertise and passion for helping clients.