Up close and personal with a Senior HR Business Partner
In this edition of Up Close and Personal, we speak with Meghal Goradia, Senior HR Business Partner, Advanced Micro Devices (Singapore).
Who is Meghal Goradia, and how would you describe her?
I’m a passionate person who is not afraid to speak her mind.
As a Senior HR Business Partner, what do you do on a day-to-day basis?
I take care of the employee cycle, from the time they join right through to the time they leave.
Complete this sentence. HR is…
One of the fundamental pillars of any business and organisation.
What’s the best part of your job?
Every day, there is something new. There’s always a new challenge to work on, and I love that we always have to come up with innovative solutions.
What’s the worst part?
When the business is not doing well, and you need to have tough conversations with employees, especially if they are your top talent.
What would you be doing if you were not in HR?
I would be in the food and beverage business. I might have a restaurant, or I might be doing something in the space of human behaviour.
Why food and beverage in particular?
Because I’m a foodie! I’m very passionate about food. I love feeding people, I love cooking new recipes. I have a lot of friends coming over for dinner.
Who is one person you would most like to trade places with for a day?
Actually, there is no one. I just love my life the way it is. I want to experience everything that’s going to happen in my life – whether it’s good or bad.
You must cook often?
Yes, I cook every day for my husband and I.
He’s a very lucky man. What’s your home life like?
My home life is very vibrant. It’s just me and my husband, but there’s always something going on. We share similar hobbies: we love playing badminton, going for long walks, watching movies, and discussing intellectual topics.
What is your favourite movie?
The Blind Side. It stars Sandra Bullock, and it’s about how her character helps a homeless teenager to become a successful football player.
What are your guilty pleasures?
Bingeing on junk food, and binge-watching Netflix programmes. I just finished watching Suits, and am eagerly waiting for Season 7.