In this week’s Inside censhare, Ania Kierczynska, a Technical Project Manager who recently joined us in the UK team, sheds some light on the onboarding process here at censhare which many of the interviewees we feature in this series refer to. Enjoy!
“As an experiment, I typed into my search engine “What to do if my company grows fast?” and was confronted with a page of results talking about the hazards of growing too quickly. One article from Inc Magazine suggested that:
…if your company grows too fast and without the correct infrastructure to let it grow, it can quickly spiral out of control.
Sounds scary, doesn’t it?
But in my opinion growth is exciting; it means that a lot of challenges lie in front of us through which we can prove how great we are as a team! As you may have read elsewhere on our blog, censhare is growing fast which means that it is a very special time for the company, especially as we are growing internationally and across all departments and experience levels.
To avoid some of the scary stories I was reading in my search and to ensure that new colleagues feel like being a part of censhare family, our People & Organization team brings together all newcomers for a monthly onboarding event.
The one which I attended three months ago had a total of 17 participants (including myself). I’m a part of the UK team and since I joined, there are many new faces in the team and we are still hiring .
We started with a warm welcome from our CEO, Dieter Reichert, and Recruiting Manager, Annika Senkovic. During the day we met people from different departments including Roland from pre-sales who demoed the system for us, Manuel who introduced us to the world of ecosphere , and Tatjana and Michael who gave us a quick introduction to Product and Project Development.
And what’s really important – we got to know each other. After an intense day of learning, we went out for a delicious dinner and nice drinks where the integration continued. I can definitely say that our group was very active, curious and hungry for knowledge!
To me, the most interesting part of the day was the introduction by Dieter. I found it very useful to know what our strategy is and in which direction we’re going. I loved the friendly approach and the true leadership qualities that Dieter has. I have this feeling that managers at censhare are generally great leaders, focused on people and their well being while making sure that we have interesting and challenging work and we stay motivated.
To present different views on the onboarding, I asked my colleagues about their feelings and thoughts regarding their onboarding experience.
Marc Fletcher, Technical Project Manager:
I thoroughly enjoyed the onboarding workshop. It was insightful, inspirational and extremely beneficial. As a new member to the censhare family I came away feeling motivated, excited and valued.
Florian Korbella, Presales Consultant:
My onboarding event was a fantastic opportunity to dive into the who’s & why’s at censhare that aroused my curiosity from the first day. Who is starting with me? Who are the creative and executive decision makers? What is the company’s vision and what’s our journey ahead? censhare was not shy and showed off what it has in stock: amazingly smart people, a fresh and exciting product, a P&O to die for and last but not least, our CEO Dieter, who is full of personality and ideas. Thank you for the great start censhare, I can’t wait for what’s to come!
Sin Hedge, UX Designer:
Moving across the continent from Singapore just after a call over Skype, is quite terrifying. But the onboarding definitely calmed my nerves. 17 new faces were now a part of censhare - a pool of variety and individuality. While I sat there and listened to Dieter speak to us, I felt the values that censhare stands for. The business model itself had excited me but that evening in the media lounge there was an energy which still exists throughout our corridors today. Annika was the face of the company for me as I had my first intervew with her, and the spirit and energy that she has flows through the censhare network all over the world. We work with different time zones, continents and people but there is a unity of spirit which really makes censhare what it is. I look forward to growing within this network and contributing my skills to the censhare community.
As you can see, we all loved it. So why not to try it yourself? Check out our open positions and find a perfect match!”