Rajiv, Recruiting

Rajiv Bawa

My role is a mix of HR and Marketing Strategy. I work with both areas of the business on a lot of projects – and there are usually a few on at once. One day I might be supporting large HR initiatives, the next I’m increasing our visibility on university campuses.

It’s critical because I’m trusted to market Nestlé to future talent. In order for the organisation to move forward in today’s competitive talent and brand landscape, we must bring the best minds here. That’s where I come in.

It’s very collaborative here. The company is relationship-centric and extremely friendly. People offer to help you.

I went straight to graduate school after undergrad. I graduated with a Master of Arts in Organisational Psychology. My first job was in the financial sector working on Diversity and Campus Recruitment. After that, I went to business school because a management education was part of my career trajectory – incidentally I interned with Nestlé. After earning my MBA, I pursued Employment Brand here.

The selling point, for me, was that Nestlé touches all aspects of my life. From the moment I wake up to the time I go to bed, Nestlé is a part of my food rituals. That is what spoke to me. What’s more, when I interviewed with Nestlé I actually liked everyone I met and connected with people intellectually and personally. The leaders wanted to know me as an individual, as well as what my career aspirations were.

I would recommend Nestlé because people truly come first. It’s not just lip service. There is a strong focus on the individual. I feel that people truly want to know who I am, what makes me tick and what my opinions are.