This series highlights amazing employees who exemplify the 'Collabie' way. Each month, a new hire who hit the ground running or a tenured high-performing employee will be featured to share about their experience working for Collaborative Solutions. From career paths to culture, get the inside scoop directly from those who bring the talent and fun every day, making us an award-winning workplace!
November Spotlight: Kyla Hermelyn
Title: HCM Reporting Principal Consultant
Been with Collaborative for: 2 years
Why did you choose Collaborative?
I chose Collaborative Solutions based on the culture and environment of the company. Within consulting, there can be competition among consultants, but here at Collaborative Solutions, we are truly collaborative, and our goal is to help each other with the same goal of helping our clients. On top of that, we also have a great culture within DEI and work-life balance.
What does your day-to-day look like in your role?
My day differs depending on the day, but for the most part, I normally have a good balance between internal and client-facing meetings. I usually spend about half of my daily time in meetings, and the other half working on report building or reporting administrative work. Throughout each week, I also am able to spend time on internal initiatives such as coordination of shadow opportunities, working on events for an ERG, and working towards diverse hiring within a subcommittee of D&I.
What do you love about your job?
What I love most about my job is the people I work with and the balance of independent and collaborative work. Working with amazing peers and management teams is what I believe can make or break an employee’s happiness at a job. Everyone at this company is so supportive and has given me countless amounts of learning opportunities; I believe that is my favorite part of this job. I also love how I am able to do individual and independent work as well as collaborative work with team members and clients. It’s the perfect balance!
What does it take to be successful in your role?
I believe what makes a successful reporting consultant is always being open to new challenges and dedication to learning. Workday is so vast that no consultant can know everything. There is always so much to learn with all the different functional areas. Every client is different from another and each presents their own challenges. Being open to taking these challenges on and learning what is needed to solve some complex and creative problems is what makes someone successful in a role. There are always opportunities to learn more!
How does Collaborative help you grow as a person and in your career?
Collaborative Solutions has given me opportunities to grow my knowledge in many areas. As an example, as I was getting into Workday and building reports for a variety of functional areas, I figured out I really enjoyed working on payroll reporting. The reporting team, my managers, and many of the payroll team members have shown support for this new interest and have put together opportunities and projects to shadow where I am able to fully explore this new area. This will continue to help me succeed in my career here at Collaborative and will allow me to offer more knowledge to our clients.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
This is one of my favorite questions. I would love to have the ability to teleport to any place. I wouldn’t want to have to sort through others’ thoughts with mind-reading, I’m not sure what I could get done with being invisible, and flying as a superpower would take longer than teleportation! You never have to waste time on any mode of transportation, and that would save a lot of money as well. If teleportation wasn’t an option, I would then pick understanding and speaking any type of language in the entire world. That would be my second pick for a superpower.
What’s your favorite TV show at the moment?
My current favorite TV show is Abbott Elementary. That show never fails to make me laugh!
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