Let us introduce you to Júlia, HR Generalist at TrustPay, in this interview.
What motivates you at work?
The work environment often has the biggest impact on my motivation. When I know that I am part of a positive, mutually supporting team. Achieving the set goals also motivates me because it gives me a sense of accomplishment. When I manage to find a person for the team and after a while, they say that they feel good here. That’s when I tell myself that what I’m doing has meaning. 😊
Why do you think you are suitable for this position as HR Generalist?
Being a big extrovert, I have always enjoyed socializing and working with people. A person in such a position needs to be communicative, empathetic, able to react to different situations, and have a nose for people. 9 out of 10 people confirmed that I am like that. That last one doesn’t work here anymore (laugh). No, seriously, I love this job, and I feel that I am in the right place.
“In 90% of cases, 2 minutes is enough for me to know whether it is a yes or a no.”
Name three of your strengths as an HR Generalist
I usually ask this question. 😀 Communication skills, which for me is one of the most important strengths in this position since an HR person represents and sells the company at the same time. Multitasking and organization because there are many things and responsibilities that the HR department solves and must handle, especially in our case, because our team consists of only two people. From organizing and conducting interviews, recruiting candidates, and communicating with department managers to ensure all staffing needs are met to organizing teambuildings and administration. The ability to learn quickly because every day, I learn something new, which is another great thing about TrustPay. You never get bored here.
How would you describe the corporate culture of TrustPay?
This is a beautiful question, and I am always happy when candidates ask me about this at interviews. 😊 We are a family company, and that’s how people feel here. Like home. We are more friends than colleagues and can always rely on and help each other. We also meet outside work over good food or beer. There is a nice vibe here, and you can really see that people enjoy their work. It is like being on cloud nine for every HR professional.
How did your past experience help you excel in this position?
I went through various positions in my career, and I mainly worked as an event manager and an English language teacher. I had the opportunity to work with different types of people, and that helped me in my current position to some extent. I learned to react quickly and improvise in different situations.
What kind of people are you looking for/employing?
We are looking for people that are “on the same page” with similar values and those who fit into the team. People who are not afraid to work are proactive, accommodating, and successful in what they do. In 90% of cases, 2 minutes is enough for me to know whether it is a yes or a no.
How are you doing in recruiting new people?
It depends on the position. For some positions, many people respond to our job ads, and we have no problem choosing, but we also have positions that are more specific or managerial, where we are more careful and require higher expertise from the candidates. Then the whole process can be prolonged. In some cases, we also cooperate with personnel agencies, especially for IT positions.