Charlotte Mercadié

Charlotte Mercadié

Study | Year of graduation: MSc Global Business & Stakeholder Management, 2012

Employer: NIBC Bank

Job title: Senior recruiter and development advisor

What are the most valuable skills that you took from your education at RSM?
“Making sure I worked in teams for group assignments in which people had diverse and complementary talents. I liked to learn how to motivate everyone to achieve the best results together, and making sure everyone could use their comparatively best talents to collectively reach the best results. After my studies I started matching people to assignments when hiring them for [DS1] jobs, the skills I gained at RSM help me do that.”

What was your most memorable moment at RSM?
“I have really fond memories of writing my master thesis. I found a topic I was very passionate about so I had a lot of energy and enthusiasm to interview around 40 HR and CSR experts within leading companies. I realised how academic research can add value in companies because many of those experts were interested in my insights. This showed me that you don’t have to wait until after graduation to make a positive impact.”

How would your former classmates describe you?
“Eager; outspoken and very often abroad in sunny countries, for example for an internship in Macau, voluntary work in Bolivia, and an exchange in Barcelona.”

Name three things that make you smile each day
“Drinking coffee with inspiring people (mostly entrepreneurs) and exchanging ideas and challenges to help each other move forward with our impact; and saying out loud what others think, but don’t dare to say, in order to get the actual debate started and effectuate change; and reflecting on my day while taking a bath before going to bed.”

What is your greatest passion in life?
“Not following the traditional path, but the one that best fits my talents and desires. Many people gave me well-intended advice about some important decisions in my life. It turns out that those standard tips of what is the best to do didn’t fit me. I’m very happy I followed my own principles and ideals. For example, I chose to do an MSc in Global Business & Stakeholder Management and started working within HR. Some friends and family thought it wasn’t strategic. But I’m really passionate about it and there is a high demand for “tougher” and innovative HR professionals, so I feel I’m adding value while doing what I like and that feels very fulfilling.”

What is your ‘I WILL’?
“I WILL help people breaking free from rules that should not apply to them.”