Group Manager, Resourcing & Careers, Australia Post
Rebecca Houghton has just completed 5 years at Australia Post, evolving the Resourcing function from entry level recruitment to a team that now spans new & internal hiring across operations and retail, specialist and management, seasonal workers, contact centres and early careers (under-graduate) across the Group. The function has been accountable for returning 10x its cost in this period and has spearheaded the peak program of Post People 1st, dedicated to ensuring priority for all internal job seekers and at a 60% internal fill rate, is a powerful signal of Post’s ongoing commitment to meaningful careers.
A career recruiter, Rebecca’s career spans headhunting across the major European, American and Far Eastern financial markets before coming to Australia and starting a family. She was the recipient of the 2010 AHRI Best Talent Management Strategy for her design and implementation of the new Recruitment function at Bupa Australia, her first role in corporate recruitment and received the Golden Quill for Excellence for the communication strategy underpinning the success of Post People 1st.
Rebecca finds challenges like start ups or fix ups to be irresistible, is known as a strong coach & mentor, strategic thinker and pragmatic problem solver, and despite the demands of her transformative role is a committed wife and mother to Steve, Harry & Ed.