Alice Segobia is the People and Culture manager at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she tells a little bit about herself, both personally and professionally.
What is a typical day like for you?
I always laugh when I’m asked this question because there really isn’t a typical day in human resources and that’s what I love about it.
I’m not sure most employees are aware what People and Culture does—I’ll always get the benefit and payroll questions, but it doesn’t end there. I work on trainings, career counseling, policy updates, benefit negotiations, event planning, recruitment, grant information, culture building and usually anything else that comes across my desk. Working here keeps me on my toes!
What do you love best about working in workforce development?
I love working for a company that makes a difference in our community. Although I’m not working on the “front lines,” I still feel that I am contributing to the greater good by making sure our hard working employees are taken care of.
Being at the Workforce Partnership for the last year and a half has been a journey of constant learning and change. Learning the culture here was important to me—we do things differently. I love how open and honest our employees are and it helps us stay on the right track or reroute when needed. I strive to be a trusted partner to everyone who works here.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I used to spend all my free time being very active in my kid’s lives from coaching sports teams, working concession stands, volunteering and being super fans in the stands EVERY single weekend at competitions, games and recitals. Now, as that chapter of my life is winding down, I spend a ton of time reading, trying new recipes and searching for cheap airline tickets to new places. Now that my kids are older, I have made it a point to travel more. My husband of 20 years is on board…as long as there is a golf course at our destination.