A day in the life of an HR Specialist
Curious to find out what the daily life of an HR professional looks like? Meet Anda, HR Specialist at KeepCalling! Anda is in charge with everything HR around here, so her days are spiced up with a wide variety of tasks. And her personal life is just as busy. Always on the go, she also always has a smile for everyone.
Here is what her typical schedule looks like…
My day starts early, I usually wake up around 6:30- 7:00 am. I don’t necessarily consider myself a morning person, but I gradually turned into one. Mornings are usually a rush, a whirlwind of preparing breakfast for my daughter and getting her ready for kindergarten – that’s when she actually goes. The challenge? Ensuring she leaves with a smile on her face as she is still adjusting to this new phase in her life.
Once I drop my daughter off, I come into the office, and the first thing that I do is I go over my emails and respond to any time sensitive ones. This could take quite a while so I make sure I take a break and go for a coffee, the second one for the morning, to keep me going and into high gear.
The main activities of the day usually revolve around the recruitment process. This involves screening resumes, making calls to potential candidates, conducting interviews and offering feedback. Each candidate brings their unique story which I am part of from their initial contact with KeepCalling. I enjoy the fact that I get to be the first “face” they meet within our company, so I try to make their experience as pleasant, smooth and welcoming as possible, considering that this could be quite a stressful process.
In between interviews, there are internal meetings to attend, more emails to answer, and various other HR-related topics, from onboarding activities for our newcomers, day to day employee related matters, to sometimes more delicate HR issues to be addressed. The pace is quite an energetic one and my trusty cup of coffee is a constant companion. :) During my spare moments, I enjoy reading HR-related articles and listening to podcasts, as I try to stay connected with the latest trends both in the field and on the local job market.
After my workday ends, I transition back into my role as mom. When I arrive, my daughter is already at home and I am greeted with excitement, lots of energy, and the daily question “Is it the weekend?”:) My evenings can be equally full as my daytime schedule, as it’s packed with lots of games, activities, outdoor play, dinner prep, bath time, bedtime stories and I mean, looots of stories, and the list can go on.
I believe being an HR professional and a mom of a three-year-old is a continuous balancing act, sometimes last minute change of plans are needed, flexibility, organization and lots of determination to help me navigate this challenging, beautiful and fulfilling adventure in both professional and personal life. But I honestly can say that I treasure every minute of it.