Manager, Talent Acquisition
Hoffmann-La Roche (Roche Canada)
Sector: Marketing, Sales, and Service
Born: Outside Canada
Type: Career Profile
Biology, Business & Economics, Chemistry, Health
Talking to people. Listening to people. Seeing what motivates people. The learning mindset that means you can always acquire the new knowledge at every stage of your life is a great motivator for me.
In general, my career path was formed by watching others and asking for help when I needed it. I was lucky that I got to work with great mentors and leaders. I changed careers and moved to new and different roles when I felt the time was right or when there was opportunity. As my career evolved, I went back to school to switch from Science to HR. I relocated from Poland to Canada twice and those moves were very challenging to my life and career. I needed to reinvent myself a couple of times.
Learn from others, talk to people, never say never, and keep your options open.
I love reading. I love hiking in the outdoors. I take part in relaxing activities such as solving puzzles and knitting. I also enjoy live theater and opera. I also spend as much time as possible with my kids who are now young adults.
I lead a team of Talent Acquisition Partners at Roche Canada, a global pharmaceutical company. I talk to people a lot! These are mostly candidates who are applying and competing for jobs. I also work with clients to understand their needs. I hire people who will fit into the culture of my company and meet our needs. I use a specialized software, applicant-tracking system, called Workday. I make decisions about which applicants to introduce to the hiring manager and assist managers with their selection decisions. Science and Math offer a great foundation and allow one to make inferences. Most innovative and progressive companies are happy to leverage STEM competencies.
When I was
- Liked being given free range to explore my ideas
- Liked reading
- Felt great satisfaction in getting good grades