Friday October 23, 2020

Curtain up on corporate role-playing

HR professional Rita Smyth on how an acting course inspired her to carve out a new career

11th March, 2018
Rita Smyth: the process helps deliver soft skills

Her experience working for 15 years as a HR professional in the banking sector provided the backdrop for Rita Smyth’s current venture, Role Players for Training.

It was after she left her role at Bank of Ireland to study drama at the British Academy of Dramatic Art, that Smyth realised her thespian schooling could be applied to the sometimes-stilted world of corporate training.

“Even though I had the HR background, I hadn’t realised that...

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