14 Jul 2020
4 questions to Michelle @ Nedap Recruitment
Hi! I’m Michelle, and I’m a recruiter here at Nedap. My main responsibility is to fulfill IT vacancies, like software engineers and data engineers. More specifically the middle and senior positions.
Why did you decide to work at Nedap?
That’s quite interesting because I was approached by a recruiter myself. At that time, I had no idea what kind of company Nedap was. So, I started researching and came across all the different business units on the website: health care, retail, and security management. Then, I started getting very enthusiastic about it. I’m simply a fan of technology, and I think it’s great to be able to contribute by finding the best people for Nedap. And that’s exactly what I do now.
Can you describe a typical working day?
In typical Nedap tradition, we don’t have job descriptions. This means I don’t have a specific daily schedule either; every day is different. Even so, I often start the day with a cappuccino, then turn on my laptop and go through all the candidates who have applied in our recruitment system. Once a week, we have a meeting with the entire recruitment team. Together, we look at the vacancies that are currently open to find if there’s a match between each other’s candidates and vacancies. Furthermore, I have lots of chats with hiring managers who submit their vacancies to me. We review the candidates who have applied, but we’re also trying to improve the vacancies to make sure that even more people apply.
“My advice? Come and visit us to experience the atmosphere.”
Michelle Ketting Olivier
What do you want to achieve at Nedap?
I want to be the best in my profession. That’s the first thing I really want to achieve. But I’m still quite young. Before Nedap, I had a different job. I found out that, after I graduated, I still had to learn a lot. Also in terms of personal development.
At Nedap, you’re given the opportunity to do so, with so-called survival skills. That’s a course that everyone follows when they start working at Nedap. You work on communication styles, for example, and you’re taught how to give presentations.
You also learn how to deal with other people and personality types. These could be people who are forthright, or more reticent, such as technical people, and you learn how to communicate with any type of person. That’s definitely a skill I want to develop further.
What advice would you give to someone aspiring to work at Nedap?
I think you should come and visit us to experience the atmosphere, like I did. All it takes is a quick look round and you’ll automatically become very enthusiastic.
Which way are you heading?
At Nedap, we’re not so keen on fixed routes: we prefer to challenge you to shape your own future.