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👋 Lounge Area | Meet the Community & Introduce Yourself 🤝

👋 Lounge Area | Meet the Community & Introduce Yourself 🤝
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Dear Community,

With this platform, we want to connect you with fellow HR Professionals that use Personio - with the final goal of expanding your know-how and making you better at your daily work.

The Community would love to get to know you a bit more, so here is a space for you to introduce yourself and meet the other members as they join 😊

So go ahead and tell us something about yourself in a comment!


You can write anything you want. If you need inspiration, here are some example questions you can pick from:

  • Where are you (or your company) based?
  • What's your role in the team?
  • Which HR topics particularly interest you? 
  • What do you mostly use Personio for?
  • What’s your favorite feature in our software?
  • Why did you join the Personio Community?
  • Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

 

Greetings,
Your Community Team

 

P.S. By the way, in the picture above you can see the entire team behind the Personio Community, watching the first spring sunset after work: (from left to right
@Lena@CarolineAdams@Selina@JessicaK@Hanna Be @Chrissi @Laura W @Marc  @Thomas @Daniele 😊


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To kick things off, I’ll go first:

Hi everyone, my name is Daniele! I am originally from Italy, but lived in several different countries and am now based in Germany, where Personio was founded.

As a Community Manager, my job is to help our members establish meaningful connections, and of course to help them out whenever they’re in need. What I love about my job is that we work closely with other departments, and the fact that this community is so international. 😊

My favorite HR topic is employee well-being, which is a key driver when it comes to talent retention.

Fun facts about me: I am a total nerd about geography and love learning foreign languages. And, surprise: I didn’t like Pizza until I was 9 years old. 🤯

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Hey I'm Jordan and I am your Chief People Officer here at Bluewave Group a company based in the UK&IE.  Although my company is in the UK and Ireland, I am based in France myself 

I studied at Ulster University in Human Resource Management with a Diploma in Professional Practice in addition to Associate CIPD Membership. Currently I am working through my CPD by completing my Master of Human Resource Management to be accredited my MCIPD.

In my free time when I'm not working, I am the Commissioner for People & Inclusion at Scouts NI and leader of a Scout Group. I am an avid watersports enthusiast and Kayak Instructor.

Something that most people don't know about me is that I am a real explorer, foodie and loving going to different places in the world to experience the variety and range of different cultures.

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Hi everyone,
I’m Aneta, from Czech Republic, but since couple of months I’ve been living nearby Berlin, Germany, where I moved from personal reasons. Previously I was living & studying in Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary :) The company I work for, DIZZBO, is based in Austria and Germany and I’m responsible there for all things HR.

Couple of months ago I’ve graduated my Master’s in Sociology and Adult Education with focus on HR, since then I’m trying to integrate into German working life and lately I’ve invested some time into learning the employment law and all other necessary regulation in both Austria and Germany. 

I like to explore and figure stuff out, to make system out of chaos and to try to understand everything. A tip to keep me occupied: Give me Ikea furniture/any other furniture to assemble and I’ll be a happy kid the whole Saturday.

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Hi all! My name is Willem, HR Project Manager for Basilea, a small biopharma company based in Basel, Switzerland.

As HR Project Manager I am - believe it or not - responsible for projects across our HR landscape. I manage our annual compensation and performance processes, including all the reporting to the Board and shareholders in all matters related to executive compensation. However, these processes tend to start around October and run until the AGM in the spring. In the period between those cycles I run projects in whichever area it is most needed - be it operational and finding ways that we can do our HR tasks quicker (think administration) or better (think employee experience initiatives), or strategic (implementing our new values, rethinking performance management and employee development process).

Because the projects I am on are so diverse, it’s also tricky to point out specific parts of HR that particularly interest me. It’s great to see the amount of attention that our discipline is getting from the world - big questions around “new ways of working” and ways in which we can make work a place where everyone has the ability to succeed, regardless of their backgrounds or characteristics.

I use Personio a lot, but primarily in finding ways to make life for my colleagues in more operational roles (payroll and recruiting) easier. My favorite feature is the onboarding checklist and as I have said endlessly to anyone who cares to listen, I think that the mechanisms of the checklists are brilliant and can be applied to so many more processes than just on- and offboarding. Hopefully that day will come soon!

My reasons for joining the community are twofold. Firstly, because Personio is such a big part of how we do things within the team, it only makes sense to want to be as close as possible to the company and be the first to hear about new developments and get the chance to shape those developments. Secondly, because it’s always nice to interact with my peers at other companies, but specifically the ones that decided to sign up to the Personio community. You all tend to come from smaller companies and face similar challenges and opportunities, and the fact that you are Personio customers show that you are actively seeking ways to - despite your size - maximize what your team is able to accomplish. And not just that, but Personio as a company tends to be quite young and fun, and that energy and enthusiasm is frequently found in the community as well. I’m sure that there’s a different community for HR professionals who lack that enthusiasm and fun factor (SuccessFactors maybe?), but I’m glad to be a part of this one :wink:

And a fun fact about myself to leave you with: before entering my “serious” career I took on a variety of odd jobs as a student, the oddest one probably being a cheese tester: they tend to pick younger people for this as their palate is more sensitive. My palate was not so sensitive I suppose, as I thought all the cheese I tried tasted great and I got a call the next morning to tell me I didn’t have to bother showing up for my second day on the job.

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Thank you for your interesting intros, @Jordan_McCullough @Aneta and @Willem 😊

 

Happy Monday everyone!

Let’s give a warm welcome to the new members that joined our Community in the past week, from all around the world: 🥁

@DavidQ@michaelsladden@Sibylle@Andrius.kilo@Elis Akin@Monument@Med1do@TomHealy@elisasophieprohn@Sophiaatwefox@Daniele@Attiya Mansoor@Jenny.Gaekel@elliewoodhams@jherignacio@Paco M., and @Liz!

It’s great to have you on board, along with other HR Professionals 😊 
The Community would love to know a bit more about you, so feel free to write a few lines and introduce yourself below 👇

If you need inspiration, here are some talking points you can pick from:

  • Where are you (or your company) based?
  • What's your role in the team?
  • Which HR topics particularly interest you? 
  • What do you mostly use Personio for?
  • What’s your favourite feature in our software?
  • Why did you join the Personio Community?
  • Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

 

All the best,
Daniele from the Community Team

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Hello dear community,

My name is Oli. I am working in the HR department of Engel & Völkers Headquarters in Hamburg since 2013. Currently, I am the team leader of our strategy and project team, which has the main focus on digitalisation and the implementation of New Work. Personio plays a central role for us in the HR Core area. In particular, workflow management and automation are current focus topics for us, along with KPI control and BI.

From the community I hope for creative impulses for the implementation of challenging aspects as well as joint initiatives for the continuous improvement of the jointly used Personio system.

Briefly about me, or rather my vita: I was born and grew up in Kiel, on the Baltic Sea, where others go on holiday. After studies and internships in Berlin, Krakow, Cologne and Prague, I returned home to Northern Germany. Today I live with my wife and our cat Hugo right outside the gates of Lübeck. From 2005 to 2012 I worked for an international bank in various HR roles (HRM, PE/OE, HRIS, projects). After a several months' trip to South America, I found my current professional home at Engel & Völkers. Alongside this, I qualified as a coach.

Outside of work, I recharge my batteries by running and motorcycling as well as travelling the world. Fun fact: I love to eat french fries with vanilla milkshake after a marathon and don't understand why everybody else is so keen on a beer afterwards.

I look forward to discussing all HR and Personio topics.

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Hi Community,
I’m Nina from Sensible 4, start-up (nearly a scale-up) company which provides autonomous driving software for all weather conditions. We are now little over 80 persons and big plans to grow. I’m the only HR person at the moment and I’m thrilled to soon have Personio helping me and our Team Leads to manage through HR routines and automate HR processes. We are now on implementation phase, just started, so I think I’ll be hanging around in the community and get to know these things better :)
If there is colleagues who think they could give me good pointers for the start, I appreciate those and networking is always an interest of mine.
Personio will be my favourite tool to upkeep personal data and manage working hours and absences. Of course other features like reminders etc are great.
Fun fact is that I have an identical twin sister and usually when this comes to daylight people react: I didn’t know you had a twin, and my response is that: I don’t know either about your siblings :) but to be honest we have occasionally situations that my colleague has seen my sister and thinks why didn’t the person show any signs of recognizing me…

I look forward of getting to know you & the community & Personio.
Have a sunny autumn,

Nina

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Hey Folks,

My name is Tom and I work on the People Experience team here at Teamwork. I was a generalist/partner but I have moved into a People Insights Specialist role focusing on reporting/dashboards, analytics and linking those to business outcomes. Personio will play a big role in us having the right data in the right time. The automation of workflows (onboarding in particular as we are growing quite quickly) should release substantial amounts of time back to the PeopleEx team.

I live in a great part of Ireland called Kerry. I originally studied business at undergrad and then moved into HR a few years ago and returned to college for my HR Masters. I always have had an interest in data and after my Masters, I began to study People Analytics. I went back to college to study data analytics. In my spare time I code (Python), I read (current affairs, HR, I/O Psy mostly) and chase the perfect espresso. I love to surf and I am lucky enough to never be too far from a beach.

Really interesting seeing everyone’s stories,

Have a good Monday

Tom

 

 

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Greetings everyone,

It`s a friday, I finally have some time and can now share “my story”

  • Where are you (or your company) based?
    • I am base in Kelheim (home-Office based) but my firms european headquarter is in Munich, maybe you heard about Munich before, great city. The MainMain Headquarter for us is in China, Hefei province, Anhui City with 4.5k colleagues!
      We are the worlds largest Manufacturer of Solar Inverters, which play a crucial part in the revolution of renewable energies!
  • What's your role in the team?
    • I am the only Talent Aquisition Specialist we have these days. I started back in February with 120 colleagues present, today, we are ~190! So yeah,.. I will be soon something like a Recruiting Lead I guess?
  • Which HR topics particularly interest you? 
    • Recruiting and Onboarding, 360°! A successfull candidate Journey is what I live for while having the transparency internally!
  • What do you mostly use Personio for?
    • Well,…   Recruiting I guess :)
  • What’s your favorite feature in our software?
    • Contract Templates with Digital signatures, supersmooth really!
  • Why did you join the Personio Community?
    • Well, because I am a classic Gen Y guy really. If I think something has to be better, than I have to speak up. I ewant to make something I like to use very much better? therefore I have to try to bring in my voice, that`s what I stand for.
  • Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
    • I realized just a frew days ago… Back then, maybe ~15 years ago, I started being a recruiter,.. in World of Warcraft! I realized that everytime I had a DUngeon group to fill I use the same techniques, skills and arguments as I do now! I learned what people want to have, how to convince them to reach the common goal together… So, yeah. I realized I have been a recruiter for longer than I realized. I could go on deeper with the similarities between then and now, but for that you need to sit by a beer with me :)

Well then, I think that`s it really, hope you guys enjoyed that one xD

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Hello everyone!

I'm Marc, from Munich and am a new colleague of @Daniele here at Personio, working as a Community Manager.

I joined the team on October 1 and am still excited about what this role will entail and look forward to supporting everyone here in the community. In addition to supporting you, our customers, I am responsible for creating engaging content, especially explainer videos. So stay tuned for future updates!

Before joining the community team, I was already an Implementation Manager at Personio for 2 years, so I know a lot about the tool, especially how to set up Personio.

My favorite part in Personio is the recruiting module. I've always enjoyed helping our clients set up different processes, and I've loved seeing the first applications pop up in Personio!

In addition to my role at Personio, I'm a real tech enthusiast and spend a lot of my money on the latest smart home devices (often more money than I should ;) ).

I'm very much looking forward to connecting with you all!

Wish you all a great day!
Marc

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Hi everyone,

I am Pau, responsible for the People department at In Store Media. I am born and raised in Barcelona, as well as the HQ of the company are located. We currently have 9 different subsidaries and… a lot of work! :)

I just wanted to stop by and say “hello” before to start submiting ideas in the different posts of this community. The idea to build Personio among all of us is nice, so let’s go for it… 

See you around!

Pau

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Hi everyone - sending you all good Friday afternoon vibes from the UK. 

I am CPO for an exciting and innovative drug discovery automation Company called Arctoris. We are currently expanding in the US so are busy hiring and onboarding lots of lovely new team members.  

Desperately hoping not to sound like a princess, but I have high expectations on the development of Personio!  Having come from a corporate enterprise background (PeopleSoft/ Workday) I have to say that I do love the custom features of Personio.   Unlike @Pau above I am not a techy so apologies if my requests seem basic!

Excited to see the Performance and Development elements evolve.  Can’t wait for Pento integration too!

Have a good weekend!  Sally

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Hello everybody,
I loved reading every single one of your introductions - it’s super interesting to see who is part of this Community! Our member base is very diverse yet has a lot in common. 

@SalC:  “I am not a techy so apologies if my requests seem basic!”

No worries at all - if you ever need help, please don’t hesitate to ask the community. We have plenty of Personio experts who are happy to help, as well as members of our own staff who will jump in.

All the best,
Daniele

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Hi everyone! 

My name is Selina and you’ve probably seen my face now and then in some community articles. My home is in the beautiful Fichtelgebirge (Upper Franconia), but I have been living in Munich for six years now.  

I started as a Community Manager at Personio 2,5 years ago, built up our German Community together with @Thomas and laid the foundation for this Community. My main task is to develop the German Community further and to support you and our German customers together with @Daniele, @Lena and @Marc. What I love most about my job is the interaction with so many different people and that I can work very creatively.

Something funny and personal about myself: 

I can't whistle and olives are inedible for me. 😄
I also dream of writing a book one day, I got my sailing license last year and since then I've been allowed to sail the seven seas - but before that happens I still have to practice a lot.

Looking forward to get to know more of you! 

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Hi everyone! 👋

Nice to meet you! I am Caro, 26 years old and a working student at Personio since January last year. I am also in the Customer Engagement Team and currently supporting in different areas, such as customer communications and customer events. The tasks are very diverse and it never gets boring. 

I will soon finish my Master's degree in Business Psychology and am currently writing on my Master's thesis. I hope to complete it this summer. 🤞📚

Fun fact about myself:

I love dogs! 🐶 I am always very excited to see one of our office dogs in the office and love spending some time cuddling them. 🐾

Do you also have office dogs in your office? 💛

 

I wish you all a great week ! 🌼

Best regards from Munich 

Caro

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Hi everyone,
It’s ✨✨Wednesday✨✨ so let’s start it off by Welcoming our new Community members who joined us last week!

@sander@PaWe@Alberto Alemanni@nyris.people@sarah.vatter@Kelly@NNAM@Maribel Alvarez@Brown Cow@Emma@emmangmonica@TomPilgrem@jenni@cvasiliu@Irena Majdancic@Sadina Mustafić@Gabi@GizemBilim@Jenni Lehtola@thomas-frmwrk@YourAudience@mmurphy@Steve.Wyman.

Quite a mighty group this time, it’s great to have all of you on board, along with so many other HR Professionals 😊 🚀

Let’s not be strangers - say hello below!  

Don’t know where to start? Try one of our introduction questions:

  • Where are you (or your company) based?
  • What's your role in the team?
  • Which HR topics particularly interest you? 
  • What do you mostly use Personio for?
  • What’s your favorite feature in our software?
  • Why did you join the Personio Community?
  • Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

 

Sunny greetings,
Daniele

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Hi everyone,
It’s ✨✨Wednesday✨✨ again which means it’s again time to W E L C O M E our new Community members who joined us more recently!

 

@Art211    @alexandra.wohlfart      @rdcs     @MauritsR      @Daniel Sanabria      @flynto      @Pacab    @Niels      @D.E      @Irene Lindenhovius      @Pooja Deshmukh      @Luisa Herr      @Toniacee      @MalinJohansson      @Alexandra M.      @niclas_meier      @Hedvig Boivie      @ffxbauer      @felixzm @Veronika Petrova      @Fabian_Altrichter     @Cristina      @Louise Claesson      @Kleyd      @SarHen  @Kamila      @Marjolijn      @Pawprint      @Veridas      @MaelysRobin      @Ida      @emcon    @dora5explorer 

 

Which brings us to more than 1000 members! 🥰 

 

Don’t be a stranger - introduce yourself in a comment below!


Don’t know where to start? Try one of our introduction questions:

  • Where are you (or your company) based?
  • What's your role in the team?
  • Which HR topics particularly interest you? 
  • What do you mostly use Personio for?
  • What’s your favorite feature in our software?
  • Why did you join the Personio Community?
  • Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

 

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Hi everyone 👋

I’m Daniel, a new product manager at Personio, working on a brand-new Goals experience for the Performance & Development add-on. I joined just under two months ago in May. It’s great to see there are already lots of questions and ideas around the existing goals functionality on this community, which I’m having a lot of fun digging through 🚀.

About me: I’m 29 years old, English, and I’m working out of Personio’s lovely Amsterdam office 🌷. I live in Den Haag with my fiancée and our cat Luna 😺.

Fun fact: I have quite some background as a product manager for community products, so community is very close to my heart 💛.

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Hi everyone!

My name is Chantal and I am brand new to Personio and to the world of HR! I work for MYT Shutters, a shutter manufacturing company (the window covering, not cameras) operating in Australia, The Netherlands and with our factory in China. I am based in The Netherlands, and our office here is in Naarden. In Holland we are operating as a start-up (read: everyone does everything), so me as a Brand Manager have taken up the HR role, because I was fed up with the lack of HR processes we had 😅


Having just finished implementation with Personio I have learned so much already about HR best practices and the differences between Australia and Dutch HR practices. Still have lots to learn, so I’m excited to be a part of this community so I can absorb more information, find answers or get support through the community 💪 

 

About me: 32 years old, Dutch, Chinese roots, and lived in Sydney for 7 years, Shanghai for 6 years and Bali for 1 year (yes it was a dream), and now based (back) in Amsterdam! Love to travel, food and diving 🐟

 

Looking forward to being part of the Personio community! 

Cheers, 

Chantal

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Hoi Chantal (@CDShutters)
Thank you so much for introducing yourself in the Community, it’s so nice to hear from you 🤗 I also lived in Sydney and Shanghai for a short time. Never been to Bali though, I would love to go one day!

I see you've joined the Netherlands Community group, that is a great place to interact with fellow Personio users in your country and exchange best practices. We will also be planning a customer event in Amsterdam this year, i'll make sure to send you a reminder in case you're interested!

I am aiming to make the Community experience even more useful for our members, so I would love to speak to you in order to get to know you and better understand your needs. Would you be interested for a 20 minute coffee chat next week? 🙂 If that's the case, you can choose a timeslot here.

Groetjes,
Daniele

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Dearest Community,

My name is Andrea and I am your new Community Manager 🥳 I am super excited to get to know and to work together with all of you 🤩

I have been working at Personio for the past 2.5 years in the support team. My tasks have been among others to support Personio users with any inquiry and also to offer them trainings for our software. 

I am looking forward to working together with @Daniele in order to make the Personio Community a place for you to visit for any HR and Personio related topic. 

About me:

I come from Mexico City and have been living in Germany for 12 years. In my free time I like to meet my friends, eat amazing food, travel, dance and play the ukulele (just started learning!).

One of the most interesting topics I find regarding HR, is the management of development. This is because for me learning new skills is one of the most motivating aspects of a job. 

Fun fact about myself: I am the stereotypical Mexican that puts chilli in everything 🥵

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Hello Personio Community!

I am Agathe, I joined Swile in March as Senior People Ops, we are a French WorkTech company with a Brazilian office in Sao Paulo.

I am in charge of all People tools and People processes at Swile, they sometimes call “Madame Personio”.

About me: I am 30 years old, I live in Paris, I have an engineering and industrial design degree, I have worked in companies ranging from 2 employees (me & my cofounder) to 80.000+ people (L’Oréal). I like all people-related topics.

Fun fact: Although I am French, I like to eat my cheese with some ketchup. (If you try, you will agree it’s underrated).

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Hey everyone 😊

I’m Ana, product manager of a brand-new team in Personio called Continuous Feedback. Our vision is to empower Personio customers who foresee an ongoing feedback culture where employees can grow and learn quickly and feel more engaged and recognised in their workplace 💛  

About me:

  • I joined Personio in November of 2020 as a Frontend Engineer, but now starting a new chapter in a Product role 🚀
  • I’m originally from Brazil but have been living abroad since 2017, a few years in Dublin and now in sunny Madrid ☀️
  • I’m passionate about music and playing guitar, and can keep talking about indie rock bands and festivals for hours 🎸

I’m very excited to join Personio Community and looking forward to get to know more of you!

Wish you all a great week!

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Hello,

My name is Tatiana and I’m in charge of HR at a wonderful Norwegian scale up Globus AI!

When I joined Globus more that 2 years ago I looked for a simple tool to store and manage information about 35 employees.

I do love simplisity of the product and I’m excited about new features and improvements!

The most recent insite - hire date that is visible when you add acural policy. Love it!

I adore simplicity and automation and Personio helps our HR team with that, but I would love to see more automation in the future!

Have a lovely week, everyone!

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Hi everyone,

it’s nice to e-meet you!

My name is Larissa and I’m a People Project Manager at the German tech-company comforte. Our mission is to help organizations to meet data privacy compliance and reduce the risk of a data breach. Currently we are round about 140 employees in 3 subsidiaries and growing.

We really needed a system which is intuitive, simple to administer and has high flexibility as we are dealing with a lot of different needs due to our international team.

That’s why we decided to go with personio one year ago. I implemented Personio together with my wonderful team and since then we are personio enthusiasts.

One side fact - we are securing all data at Personio with your own comforte Data Security Platform as our employees and candidates are most valuable to us. 

As the administrator I’m always looking for ways to help my team working more efficiently and to have time for our employees! Personio is helping us to automate many processes and I’m always interested in learning more about workflows and automation at all product modules. I would also love to see some improvements at  the payroll module and also at the reporting.

Constantly learning - that’s why I’m part of the community here since the beginning of our journey with personio..

A big Thank You to great personio team!

Have a nice week!

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