How did you come to work at Fraunhofer IAF in Freiburg?
After I finished high school, I completed an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk. Afterwards, I was certain that I wanted to work in Human Resources. At that time, Fraunhofer IAF had a vacant position for career starters, which immediately caught my attention. Fortunately, it worked out and I have been part of our great HR team since then. Alongside my work, I completed a training as a business economist on a part-time basis. Since June 2020 I have been head of the HR group.
What does your work routine look like?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has not been any routine during the past months. We had quite a turbulent time, even though we got through the crisis very well. We are working in close collaboration with our crisis management team and are always there for our employees to offer advice and support with childcare, sick leave or other administrative challenges like the organization of home office.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
The great range of tasks makes my work very exciting. I am looking forward to the challenges that come with my new leadership role and hope to continue to grow together with my team.
In job interviews, I am particularly happy when an applicant really fits in well with our institute. If we can win such a person for us, it is a real jackpot. After successful recruitment, we continue supporting our employees during their time at IAF and enjoy celebrating good news with them: We are happy about all professional accomplishments or anniversaries, but also about personal events such as pregnancies or weddings, they all make our work special.