Meet the team

Tim Reitsma

General Manager

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Tim is the co-founder and General Manager of People Managing People, an online publication focused on building a better world of work. He is experienced with people & culture, leadership, business strategy and operations with a focus on building great teams who are excited about their craft and their organization. With over 15 years of leadership experience, Tim has always been guided by his core values: faith, family, curiosity, and fun. He is a coach, mentor, speaker, advisor, and an active volunteer in his community. Tim loves spending time outdoors with his wife and two kids as well as mountain biking in the north shore mountains.

My Personal Core Values:

Faith, family, authenticity, curiosity, fun.

Random Fact about me:

I can pretty much fall asleep on command.

How can we Build a Better World of Work:

Leaders need to lead. It’s that simple. We need to set direction, inspire, coach, provide feedback, build trust and create psychological safety. At the core is trust. When we have trust, we know we have each other’s best interest in mind. When we give trust and when we are trusting, magic happens!

Rebecca (Becca) Banyard

Digital Producer

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Becca is the Digital Producer of People Managing People, where she orchestrates the content production, digital projects, and events that have grown the brand’s influence. Having grown up all over the world, she believes in the importance of sharing stories and learning from one another’s backgrounds and experience. She is passionate about bridging cultures and amplifying minority voices in the workplace. When she isn’t working, you can find her snapping pics for her food blog, singing her heart out with her guitar, or practicing her figure skating skills (which are almost non-existent).

My Personal Core Values:

Family, faith, fun, human connection, multiculturalism.

Random Fact about me:

I speak Japanese.

How can we Build a Better World of Work:

Foster an environment of respect & equal opportunity where people can grow, thrive, and be recognized for the unique skills and talents that they bring to the table.

Kim Behnke

HR Tool Expert & Writer

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Kim Behnke is an HR Tool Expert & Writer for People Managing People. She draws on her 9 years of human resources experience and her keen eye for systematic processes to support her analyses of the top HR tools on the market. She is passionate about maximizing efficiencies and streamlining workflows to ensure internal systems run smoothly. Kim’s HR experience includes recruitment, onboarding, performance management, training and development, policy development and enforcement, and HR analytics. She also has degrees in psychology, writing, publishing, and technical communication. When away from her desk, she can usually be found outside tending to her ever-expanding garden.

My Personal Core Values:

Integrity, honesty, authenticity, equity, and humour.

Random Fact about me:

I love to travel, and spent my honeymoon in Papua New Guinea snorkeling, exploring volcanoes and learning from the local Indigenous people.

How can we Build a Better World of Work:

Proactively deepen your level of personal engagement with your co-workers. When you’re more connected on a personal level, you’ll naturally feel happier at work – like you’re among a group of friends.

Finn Bartram

Editor

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Finn is editor-in-chief at People Managing People. He’s passionate about growing organizations where people are empowered to continuously improve and genuinely enjoy coming to work. If not at his desk, you can find him playing sports or enjoying the great outdoors.

My Personal Core Values:

Sustainability, equality, friendship, family.

Random Fact about me:

Was once number one in the world on an online video game, 3 months well spent!

How can we Build a Better World of Work:

By balancing people and the planet with profits and growth.

Debby Handoko

Designer

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Debby is a designer who is fun & self-motivated, detail-oriented, & open-minded to perspectives & new ideas. She brings passion and personality to every bit of work she does for People Managing People. When she’s not working, she loves to travel, enjoy nature, do sports, try new experiences, spend time with her dogs and stray dogs around her house. She also enjoys being alone and in silence.

My Personal Core Values:

Love, empathy, down to earth, finding beauty in the imperfection, a lifetime learner.

Random Fact about me:

A crazy dogs lady, a bathroom singer.

How can we Build a Better World of Work:

We need to build trust, work ethic, accountability, and a clear system, so everyone can understand their responsibilities and see their values within the company.