Welcome to the team Hannah!

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I am beyond excited to be the new member of the Pod Creative team! I have a diverse background in Tourism, Bookkeeping, and Customer Service, and have worked with many non-profit organizations.

Born and raised here in the wonderful Comox Valley, my passions are as diverse as my work history! I enjoy camping, travelling, pickleball, spending time with family, and gaming.

Hannah Raeside

Office Manager, Pod Creative

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I am confident in my organizational skills, professionalism, and expertise in technology. My experience as the coordinator of a department provides me with an in depth understanding of working in an office both as a manager, a team, and independently. Working as a small team can be challenging, but using clear, concise, open communication is the most effective tool.  Conflict is detrimental to a workplace’s well being. My communication skills, patience, and bubbly attitude help smooth even the tensest of meetings. 

Communication within the office is paramount to an efficient and harmonious workplace. In my previous position, my department struggled with effective communication as the staff often works different shifts; in September 2018 I implemented two new procedures to help the staff communicate better. By October conflicts and subsequent errors in work had decreased significantly. A new idea, strategy, or policy can make all the difference and I am always ready to offer a fresh perspective.

Efficiency and finding the best way to complete a task is something I strive for daily. Just because something has always been done a certain way doesn’t mean it is the best way to do it. Granted everyone has their own way of completing tasks, but my expertise lies in blending efficiency and organization. If an office is disorganized and inefficient deadlines won’t be met, let alone exceeded, and that simply isn’t good enough in my books. I am a hard worker and I believe projects should always be completed before the deadline.

Computers and technology are my jam. My skills in various office computer software programs are first rate. From year-end financial spreadsheets to presentations, office memos to multi-page information packages I have done it all. I have set up and created reservation systems, trouble shot Internet connectivity issues, and even saved my bosses computer from the dreaded blue screen. Having recently completed a certificate in Accounting through Athabasca University I am working on improving my accounting software skills. 

While the skills I bring to my position are important, there are three key attributes that make me a great employee. I am extremely punctual and reliable; I have never missed a day of work, nor been late. If I say I am going to do something, it will be done and on time. I am a quick learner and hard worker; there is nothing I can’t do if I set my mind to it. Most importantly, I am a very adaptable person. Situations and projects don’t always go as planned but I love the challenge of thinking on my feet and finding a new way to accomplish a task.

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