Interview with Track-POD HR Business Partner
November 18, 2021
This is the 8th interview in our Meet the Team series where we sit down with the people behind Track-POD to talk about what they do and think about on a daily basis. We've now talked to a developer, 2 customer success gurus, a QA engineer, a business analyst, and 2 account executives. Meet the newest Track-POD team member - Viktorija Syčiova, HR Business Partner.
How long have you been in HR and what's your journey so far?
I have been working in HR for more than four years already. My journey was quite challenging but at the same time very rewarding, as it started in a small company, and I was one of the key assets in the incredible growth of that company.
How did you know Track-POD was the one?
I truly enjoyed how the company combines honesty with being appreciable towards your job.
Describe your first week in 5 words or less.
Full of new discoveries.
Which part of your new job are you most excited about?
I love challenges, so building an HR department for an international company sounds the most exciting for me.
Which part do you think will be the most challenging?
There are no challenges that can't be solved by TALKING and LISTENING to the team members.
What's your sure-fire way to deal with stress?
Every time I get overwhelmed, I count till ten (preferably loudly) and only when I take action. Also, sports – I am crazy about international fitness classes and try to join as many of them as possible, to “clean” my head.
Any go-to hacks for motivating yourself?
We all live once (or not), so take everything from life now and here, and if you have a doubt to do it or not to do it – DO IT, as it is better to regret that you failed and learn from mistakes, rather than – that you have never tried.
What's one skill you'd like to magically acquire?
Ability to “read” people, especially in the 21st century, where people tend to hide their emotions and feelings and hide in front of a screen.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
It depends on the day. Really, I can fully be in both roles but probably 90% of my life happens to be extrovert – as I am always surrounded by people.
What do you enjoy doing when you're not working?
As for my free time, I travel. Traveling is my life and passion – and it is not about the destination, it is usually about enjoying the process. I am always excited to announce to people – that they GET a job and follow their reactions. As at the moment, it is not usually about the money but it is more about new chapters of people and their excitement about it.
What's your vision for the Track-POD HR team in 1 year?
Growth and implementation of the strategy and employee journey to the company.