Recruitment a vital part of the “HR – engine”
Eryk is a people company – we do not
produce, we do not trade goods, we provide a service, and for that, people are crucial.
The right people at the right time at the right place. Whether it is at our project
sites or in the office, having the right candidates available gives us more
flexibility to keep the business running. Patrycja Kulon, our Recruitment and
Employer Branding Specialist, therefore, has a strong focus to build talent
pools – through finding innovative ways to identify candidates and through candidate
experience. And sometimes this must happen in a blitz – not long ago, just in a
single week she had to find and recruit 20 new people for a new project.
Patrycja says: That week was really
tough, we left no stone unturned to get the people our company needed, and we
succeeded. A temp agency helped us,
but most of the candidates were hired directly by Eryk.
Have you noted any changes to the onboarding process?
Yes, this year onboarding is challenging, regardless of the type of
employee we are hiring, and the obvious reason is COVID-19. To take good care
of our employees, most of the trainings during onboarding meeting are now conducted
online. We are extra careful that our employees get the most relevant and
valuable information before their work starts, Patrycja says.
Normally, the company takes part in job fairs to attract the best
candidates, but recently you have attended a virtual job fair. How was it?
Great! There was a lot of interest, and a few candidates applied for the
various positions that are currently open at Eryk right after our presentation.
Moreover, I think that thanks to this fair, we are more recognizable as a company
and the story behind our rebranding grabs people’s attention as well, Patrycja adds.
In 2020 many things have changed in the
way we work, and how we collaborate as a team, but it didn’t take us long to
get used to the remote and digital work. The challenge is effective knowledge
sharing as the HR operations interface nearly every other department at Eryk. When
half of us are working in the office, and the other half are working from home,
and when we interact with other departments so much, it’s vital that we truly
listen to each other, Patrycja adds.
2020 is nearly over. Looking into 2021, how do you see the future
We look into the future with optimism: in 2020 we have learned how to be
even more efficient as a company, we continue to hire the right candidates, and
we get the teams where they are needed, Patrycja