MANAGEMENT TODAY'S 20 QUESTIONS WITH BRYNNE HERBERT
By Claire Beckenstein
Jun 02, 2014
Brynne Herbert, MOVE Guides’ CEO and founder, was recently interviewed in Management Today’s 20 Questions series. From some of her most important business decisions to what she would change if she was prime minister for the day, Management Today gets a fun behind the scenes look into what it means to be the CEO and founder of a disruptive HR tech startup. See below for a few of our favourite quotes from the interview!
IF YOU COULD BE BASED IN ANOTHER CITY WHERE WOULD IT BE?
It’s a toss up between Hong Kong and San Francisco. We have investors in San Francisco, a lot of our clients are large technology companies, and my in-laws live in San Francisco. But our business is very global, so I think Hong Kong would be my choice with the growth in mobility towards Asia.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST IMPORTANT DECISION SO FAR?
The people I’ve hired have absolutely been the most important decision. Also, the decision to base it in London, because we are a global company, operating in 90 cities across six continents. That’s only reallypossible from a time zone, connectivity and talent perspective in London.
WHO IS YOUR BUSINESS IDOL?
Dave Duffield, who founded the HR companies Workday and Peoplesoft.
IF YOU HAD DONE SOMETHING ELSE WHAT WOULD IT HAVE BEEN?
I always loved to travel, so I probably would’ve wanted to open a hotel chain.
FLEXIBLE WORKING OR OFFICE HOURS?
Definitely flexible working. As a technology company and as a start up, we like to provide employees with flexibility and treat people like adults if they behave like adults. Nine-to-five office hours are pretty much a thing of the past in my view.