Five minutes with… Tran Thi Thu Hanh

Jan 9, 2019 | Blog | 0 comments

Tran Thi Thu Hanh, HR Manager

Hello Hanh! What were you doing before you discovered Atlas?

I studied in Hanoi and worked in HR at a construction firm and at a university for a few years before moving to Atlas where I have spent the majority of my career.

How long have you been at Atlas?

Ten years! I have seen how the technologies we use have changed. For example, we used to recruit and train people in AutoCAD and now look for people using other BIM software technologies such as Revit. In terms of our market, we still work with contractors and architects but we are doing more work with engineers.

Some things stay the same: the team structures work well for us and we have a number of employees who have been with us for the whole ten years.

Tell me about your role?

The HR team makes sure the organisation runs smoothly and is prepared for the future. I am responsible for recruitment, compensation and benefits and employee relations. I have a global remit but with email and Skype, conversations and decisions are swift and mean we don’t have to be in the same room to have a conversation: the world is flat.

What makes you happy about your role?

I like the culture here: I value the professionalism of my colleagues as well as their friendliness.

What are the biggest challenges of your role?

We work in a competitive market for talented staff and I make sure our compensation and benefits package is competitive.

What (if anything) surprised you about Atlas?

After ten years here, I feel I understand the organisation very, very well.

Have you ever…

Been in the Digital Cave?
Yes. The digital team have shown me all the tools and technologies they use.
Tried on a HoloLens headset?
Yes. I have enjoyed learning about the virtual reality and mixed reality software.
Done karaoke?
Yes, but not in the office.
Owned a motorbike?

Outside of work I like to…

Spend time with my family and friends in Saigon and taking the occasional holiday to visit my family in North Vietnam.

Finally, tell me one thing your colleagues don’t know about you (yet?)

After ten years I think they know everything about me!