Meet the Team – Human Resources
Kicking off the new year is a Q&A with Patrick O’Rourke, director, Human Resources – Talent Acquisition, and member of our Culture Team. Get to know Patrick – and BCS – through the five questions below.
Q: What are your major responsibilities at BCS?
A: I am responsible for a variety of human resources functions at BCS Financial. I lead all talent acquisition efforts and provide counsel to leadership team regarding organizational change initiatives. I also support various BCS Culture-related activities.
Q: What’s something you are working on right now?
A: One of the recent changes that BCS has experienced is launching our work-from-home (WFH) program. Our WFH Program complements our flexible work schedule. Working towards a healthy work-life balance is something that is important to all our people and we believe that offering team members flexibility in terms of where they work will allow for increased productivity while reducing some of the stress of commuting.
Q: What are you looking for when recruiting for BCS?
A: At BCS Financial we have core values that we look for in addition to looking for technically proficient professionals. We call these values our key positive forces and we believe that individuals that operate with these values top of mind will not only produce excellent results for the organization but will also contribute to creating a healthy work environment.
Q: Describe the culture at BCS in three words.
A: Heartfelt, Motivated, Productive
Q: What did you want to be when you were a kid (besides HR, of course!)?
A: I was going to be a professional hockey player. I left my glory years of high school hockey in the rear-view mirror long ago and got into coaching. I now serve as a private coach for children in my community.