Justyna Leśniakiewicz. Employer Branding Specialist at Tidio. Psychologist involved in the IT world for a few years - first as an IT Recruiter, currently fulfilling herself as a member of the Tidio People&Culture Team. Privately, she does everything to keep her life away from monotony. In love with Southeast Asia, she tries to smuggle a little bit of Asian sunshine into the kitchen.
What does "Grow with Tidio" mean to you?
For me, it means both: professional and personal development. Work has never been something that I want just to gallop through quickly. It influences my everyday life in a pretty strong way, and I really need to know that what I am doing means something.
That's why Growth with Tidio for me means being a part of something that has a real impact on business, crossing the line of a comfort zone, and being surrounded by ambitious people who support me in achieving my goals. It's also the constant improvement of my soft skills that help me be a better teammate who can support my colleagues in any difficulties they struggle with.
What attracted you to Tidio in the first place? Where did you first hear about Tidio?
I came across Tidio a few months before a job offer for my position was posted on the website.
I put my detective hat on and started digging deeper (and without bragging - I'm pretty good at hunting out :D). I checked opinions, read interviews with Tidio employees, looked through the website from cover to cover, and it clicked! I waited a few weeks, checking from time to time the careers tab, and finally, I sent my CV. The next day, the beautiful journey of the 5-stage recruitment process started, and here I am! ;)
And I know… The 5-steps recruitment process seems to be a bit overwhelming... And I would lie if I said I didn't think at first: "It's not a little bit too much?"... But then I realized that it's the perfect opportunity to wait and see what Tidio has to offer. I got the unique chance to meet people from different departments before I even started working, and in the end, the process closed in just 2 weeks. So there is nothing to be afraid of! :)
What was the turning point where you knew you 'had to have the job' at Tidio?
Hmmm...I think it was the last stage of the recruitment process, the interview regarding cultural fit. Even though it was the 5th stage of the entire recruitment process, till then, I wasn't sure if Tidio was the right place for me. Why? Because I didn’t want just to find a job - I wanted to find a place where I could have real support from my team leader regarding my career path, with work based on mutual trust and flexibility. It was especially difficult because, as we all agree, during interviews, companies can describe themselves in that way, and when it comes to practice… well. ;)
So, during the last call, after an hour talking about books, travels, my general approach to life, I had a feeling that it could be my place and my people. Now, after 10 months of working with Tidio, I can say that it wasn’t just big words. :)
At Tidio, we can work 100% remotely, and we also have access to our two offices in Szczecin and Warsaw. What is your favorite way of working?
When I applied for the position at Tidio, I knew that I really wanted to work remotely. For me, it’s the most convenient and the most effective form of work, which allows me to combine my job with what I love the most - travel. Of course, the pandemic thwarted my plans of being a digital nomad, but I hope I will be back on track this year.
But I also greatly appreciate the moments when my whole team meets together in one of the Tido offices! Recently, we spent a fantastic week in Szczecin, having the amazing opportunity to spend some quality time together, getting to know each other even better, and participating in team-building workshops.
What is your favorite part of your role?
I know that my job is important and has a real impact on the company. It's a great feeling to know that what you are doing is meaningful and relevant.
What are your hobbies? What do you love to do after work?
Wake me up in the middle of the night, and I will answer without hesitation - traveling! 3 years ago, one of my biggest travel dreams came true - I made a several-month trip around the world with a one-way ticket, and since then, I don't remember a month without thinking about or planning my next destination!
And I have something for travel-freaks...On YouTube, you can find over 200 vlogs from my journey (YouTube channel: Co Tam W Podrozy) - day by day, showing how life on the road looks without filters. Right now, It's the best souvenir I can imagine 😊
Besides - I love to cook and feed people! 😊