18 Aug 2015 12:00:00 AM

Atlas Hifi Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd

Interview with Halimahtul Saadiah Bt. Yahya, Human Resource & Administration Manager at Atlas Hifi Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd 

Halimahtul has been with Atlas Hifi for 14 years and for the first time in March 2014, she hired a woman on career break whom she sourced through flexWorkLife.my. Her act of faith gets more impressive by the fact that the woman returnee whom she hired was on a career break of more than 10 years.

What position did the woman returnee fill?

Senior Business Development Executive.

What caught your attention in her resume?

In all fairness, I evaluated her based on her qualifications and experiences just like any other candidates. Her resume showed that she had experience in website designing and she was also doing part-time work in handling social media platforms. In addition, I was comforted by the fact that she has worked flexi hours in her previous company, possibly indicating that she is capable of working independently with low supervision.

What was the feedback from the Line Manager after the interview?

This is the first time we are hiring a woman returnee on flexible work arrangements so the Line Manager was open to giving it a try. Her high capability and positive attitude has also encouraged us to carve-out another position with flexible work arrangements.

 What advice would you share to women aiming to return back to work?

Most of the women interviewed are highly determined, experienced and independent. It would be great if they applied for jobs which highly match their qualifications. It’s all about self-belief and seizing opportunities!
“It would be great if they applied for jobs which highly match their qualifications.”
Halimahtul Saadiah Bt. Yahya