How to get a Job at Adacta, from sending a CV to the first working day
What is Adacta's onboarding like? Since the highest priority of our company is employee satisfaction, we decided to check out how well we're doing with our latest recruit - Samo Virant.
What is Onboarding?
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What is Adacta's onboarding like?
Since the highest priority of our company is employee satisfaction, we decided to check out how well we're doing with our latest recruit - Samo Virant.
Samo is a student who is finishing his Master's in International Business at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana. He experienced an Erasmus exchange in Madrid while studying and has worked on different international projects. He was also a member of the organizational team of Ljubljana Summer School 2017.
We asked him to share his experiences with us.
Samo, welcome on board! Let’s start with a question; Why did you apply for a job at Adacta and how did you find out about us?
you! I applied simply because I am interested in modern business processes in
companies. So far I have noticed how determined companies can be, when trying
to optimize their overall costs. Despite cost-reduction efforts their business
processes often stay complicated, robust and outdated. Furthermore, with
ongoing business digitalisation, efficient ERP solutions and advisory services
are often necessary for companies to stay competitive, so combining that with
my interests I saw an opportunity. I am also interested in programming and in the
future I want to obtain a broad knowledge of international business practices
and modern business software solutions.
opportunity arose when I received
information from CERŠ (Centre for Personnel Development and Education at the Faculty of Economics, University of
Ljubljana) that Adacta was employing junior ERP advisors. After I examined the
requirements and saw that job description was a good fit for my career
interests and goals, I decided to apply.
Could you describe the selection process you went through ?
I applied, I automatically received an e-mail which stated that my application had been accepted, which was a pleasant surprise. The
next working day, I received a call from Adacta’s regional HR manager. After a brief
conversation, she invited me to Adacta’s headquarters for a meeting. There we
discussed general information about the position. She explained the requirements and
expectations and asked me to tell her more about mine.
A few days after the first meeting, the regional HR manager invited me to an interview with Adacta’s managers. They presented the different teams at Adacta in order to find out which would be the best fit for me . Later they tested my existing knowledge and checked other information from my CV.
Less than a week after the interview I was informed that I had been accepted and a final meeting was arranged where we would determine the final details connected with my recruitment.
A few days later, my start date was set and Adacta’s HR team emailed me all the relevant information for my first day at work. I also had to fill out a few forms and helped with the preparation of my employment announcement.
What kind of questions did you have at the interview?
the first interview, the questions were more general: about my career goals,
interests, previous experience, knowledge/skills/capabilities. I was also asked
to say more about my hobbies, interests
and present some of my past study/work achievements.
During the second interview the questions were more specific. The interviewers were interested in specific skills and knowledge. They tested my language skills, and they asked me more about my previous positions and direct work experience. They also gave me an example of a financial report, on which I had to answer a few general questions.
Can you share with us what your first day at the office was like?
My first day at Adacta was awesome. Prior to my start date, I have received an e-mail with all the information about my first day, including:
- Detailed location and start time;
- My mentor's contact information;
- Schedule of my first day with a list of all the Adacta employees (including
contact information) I would be meeting
that day, together with a schedule for all the planned events for my first day
- dress code information.
- I started my first day at 9.00 am - firstly I met a
regional HR specialist who provided me with some general information about the
onboarding procedure, employee requirements/expectations/benefits…
- Then I was directed to the project administration
office, where Ines explained to me how
work time logging worked and how the project office is organised.
Later on, the office manager showed me around Adacta’s headquarters and introduced me to some of Adacta’s employees. At that time I also received my office access card. Then the office manager told me where I could find more information and help in case I needed anything.
the office manager introduced me to my mentor. My mentor introduced me to the
rest of the team and explained what each of the team members is responsible
for. She led me to my desk, where a nice gift was waiting for me. Later that day I also
had lunch with my team, and in the afternoon my mentor introduced me to my learning program, so I
could start studying as soon as possible.
During my first day, an e-mail with my “announcement tag” was sent to all of Adacta’s employees. This e-mail included the name of my position, my name and team, my photo, interests and areas of expertise. It was a nice gesture so that other employees knew I was new and therefore often offered to help me during the first few days.
And now, after your first month at Adacta, what you can say about working here?
My team is great, I always ask my co-workers to help me with the tasks I find difficult, and they are always very helpful. Work in my team is complex because the software that we manage is quite complex. There are also many other theoretical and practical business procedures that I still have to study more in detail in order to be able to contribute more to my team’s work. Staša (Team Manager) has also included me in some of the team’s current projects, which is great – it allows me to learn directly from business cases. So for me, this first month went according to expectations and I am happy that I applied for this job.
Who would you recommend Adacta as an employer to?
I would recommend Adacta to young people, who want to be part of dynamic teams, in a friendly work environment and are eager to learn a lot about business practices and ERP solutions from experienced Adacta employees.
Pros and cons at Adacta (or question – What are the pros and cons at Adacta?)
The pros of Adacta are: a friendly work environment and employees, offering knowledge and learning opportunities, modern offices, free sports activities, helpful co-workers and modern equipment (personal PC included). There is also free coffee and other drinks, which is nice.
I have only been employed at Adacta for a bit more than a month, so I have not noticed any major cons so far.
What are your career goals and which skills do you want to develop?
I want to develop my knowledge of different ERP and other software solutions that Adacta provides and connect that with business practices and experience gained from actual business cases. Later I also want to develop my knowledge of SQL further to be able to utilise databases more easily, and later attain other required programming languages with the goal of helping to develop these solutions.
I also want to develop my business knowledge – including knowledge of different worldwide business processes and legislation, and use all that to help develop optimised ERP and business solutions (business advisory and programming).
My career goal is to become an expert in business practices with a broad knowledge of business solutions and knowledge of modern software used for that purpose (CRM, ERP, Power BI…), and their connectivity and optimisation. I also want to gain more underlying programming knowledge in order to be able to make better software implementation choices and later help with the evolution and creation of these solutions.