You might be wondering – what does the Yoco People team do? Basically, they make sure that we have everything we need to do our best work. They’re like a mom, best friend and mentor all in one. They’re responsible for finding only the best people to join our team, and creating a positive and productive work environment. They make sure that the unique #YocoFamily culture remains a core value within the company as we grow.
Company culture, autonomy, ownership and work-life balance are super important to us, and our structure and work environment allows for that. We strive to keep a relaxed and open work space where you’re free to be yourself. Our company was built on a foundation of friendship, so we really encourage our team to get to know each other outside of the work environment.
We do this by hosting monthly team events like putt-putt, First Thursdays and movie nights. We also celebrate every birthday with a special Yoco tradition. The People Team are instrumental in making sure that our culture stays truly Yoco.
Everyone in the team completes the Gallup StrengthsFinder. After answering some questions, the StrengthsFinder highlights your key strengths – your unique combination of talents, knowledge, and skills. This tool helps us understand ourselves and our teammates better and allows us to focus our energy where it’s most productive.
With all this in mind, here’s the team behind the team.
Meg aka Megaroo
Meg is our Office Manager and we’re not exaggerating when we say that the office would be at a standstill without her. She takes care of everything the team needs to be comfortable and happy. From a cupboard full of groceries, to a new keyboard, to creating a warm and welcoming working environment, Meg has your back.
Working at Yoco has taught her that kindness goes a long way and she loves that she can actively see the difference she makes in the team’s life every day. When Meg’s not at work, she’s passionate about painting and you’ll find her with a paintbrush and canvas.
Kirsten aka Kikipedia
Kirsten is the newest addition to the team. Coming from a background in sourcing niche IT talent, Kirsten is now our in-house recruiter. She enjoys watching people grow personally and professionally, because she was able to offer them the opportunity to do so in a supportive environment within a great team.
The biggest things she’s learned since joining Yoco is how to listen in order to understand, and how to wear different hats on different days. Outside of work, Kirsten loves reading a good book, spending time with her friends and doing outdoor activities like hiking. She’s also studying part time towards an Honours degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology.