Magdalena Ivesic joined the Human Resource Department at envelio in June 2020.
She is primarily responsible for managing and expanding the recruiting processes. This includes, for example, identifying suitable sourcing channels or conducting job interviews. In addition, Magdalena is the contact person for employee questions and takes care of envelio’s personnel branding. She is also responsible for the successful running of the onboarding and offboarding processes.
We interviewed Magdalena to learn more about how she feels about working in the tech industry:
Did you consciously choose to work in the tech industry, even though you could do your position in any other industry?
My decision to work in the tech industry had several reasons. It’s a very forward-thinking and fast-paced industry that is constantly changing. You get to work on the cutting edge and get to see current innovations in tech. This dynamic makes the work very challenging, which appeals to me. You challenge yourself every day and grow with your tasks. Particularly in recruiting, I see very exciting applicant profiles, for example in the backend or fullstack area, and for me, these are areas in which you should know your way around as a recruiter in the future.
Why are you a benefit for envelio and for the tech industry in general?
I have a genuine interest in the tech sector and bring a lot of motivation. In addition, the working world in the tech sector is still very homogeneous. As a woman, I bring new and, above all, different skills and can thus contribute to make the industry a little more diverse and heterogeneous. I think, for example, that I am a very emphatic person who can listen well, analyze situations and make result-oriented decisions.
What is your day-to-day work like?
envelio is a dynamic company, so the focus can change very quickly, and so can my day-to-day work. Now, for example, we are in a stronger recruiting phase. As part of this, I have regular check-ins with my supervisor Kira, where we exchange ideas on current topics. Part of my work relates to classic recruiting topics such as conducting job interviews, which are a regular occurrence. In addition to these daily to-dos, I have several strategic projects running in parallel and, for example, take care of the onboarding and offboarding processes. These processes have changed a lot due to the Corona pandemic and currently take place remotely.
How did you come across envelio?
I discovered envelio 2019 by chance on a job portal. The name sounded interesting, so I took a closer look at the website. I was immediately impressed by how multicultural the employees at envelio are. I also found the product, the Intelligent Grid Platform (IGP), very exciting. It is a meaningful product, which drives the energy transition and the sustainability of our planet. That also made a lasting impression on me.
How would you describe the corporate culture at envelio?
The relationship between colleagues is very positive and there is a friendly and open atmosphere; at the same time, there is also a strong focus on performance. All in all, I find it very positive that we pull together and work towards one goal, and that is also reflected in the corporate culture.
What do you enjoy about your job at envelio?
What I like best is working with my colleagues. Each person is quite motivated and has an interesting perspective, which means that you learn something new every day. The tasks are very varied. So, I have different focal points and changing strategic and operational projects that I drive forward. Due to the size of the company, I can see the impact of my work directly, which motivates me enormously.
In your opinion, why should a woman apply to envelio?
The most important point is that envelio has recognized how important gender diversity is and is driving positive development in this regard. We take the topic seriously and actively ensure equal opportunities. The female colleagues in the company are very well networked and support each other. Other women should apply because we need women’s power, and this will bring us even further forward in terms of the quality of our work and the overall team dynamics.
What have you been able to learn from your experiences in a tech company? In what way were you able to develop yourself further?
Recruiting and identifying suitable applicant profiles naturally requires that you know exactly which skills are important for the respective job profiles. I already had a certain amount of technical knowledge. By working with the various colleagues, however, I have been able to learn a lot more and build up a sound knowledge base. This helps me a lot in my daily business. When you work in the cleantech sector, you get a completely different perspective on the energy transition. The communication between the departments has made me much more aware of the topic. For example, when I see an article about renewable energies, I’m more inclined to click on it now than before.
What must change for more women to succeed in tech?
If you look at the socialization process of a person, various gender roles and stereotypes are already implicitly taught as a child, and it is precisely these mechanisms that need to be broken – but we are still quite behind in this respect. That way, more women would be interested in the STEM field.
Do you have any wishes for the future for women in tech?
I would like to see more public discourse on the topic. Companies should be made aware of the challenges for women in this industry and shown the advantages of more diversity. The more diverse the team, the better the quality of work. You can look at things from multiple angles and different experiences, find more creative solutions and develop different ideas. More diversity contributes to the positive overall development of any company. At envelio, we take these values very seriously and try to bring them to the outside world to attract more female talent.