Globus stories: An interview with Tatiana, our HR manager

Feb 11, 2021

Globus AI is powered by its people. In this series, we’re speaking with members of our team to learn more about their lives, their vision while working for Globus AI, their work days and hobbies. Here, we speak with Tatiana, our HR Manager.

Tell us about yourself. What did you do before Globus AI?

Hi! My name is Tatiana, and I am the HR Manager at Globus AI. I graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University in 2006 with a degree in Human Resources. My career (which spans over a decade) has given me the opportunity to work in many different companies including General Motors’ official dealer and Smeshariki, a company that produces cartoons with stylized rounded animals.

I have a lot of experience in hiring top managers in finance, sales, marketing, and construction, as well as sales managers, both corporate and B2C. I have vast experience working with personnel documents, increasing workforce motivation, adaptation, and driving professional growth as well.

I was always interested in the IT industry, and I find it very inspiring to work in a product development company. I derive job satisfaction from the ability to work on meaningful projects and I feel the need to keep up with new technologies.

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy reading and I’ve certainly had a lot of time for it during the pandemic. I adore detective stories and I was delighted to discover Alexander McCall Smith’s books. Reading them is like entering an entirely new world! I love exploring the tales of the small African country Botswana and Mma Ramotswe, the only female private detective in the whole country.

My current passion is novels in the family saga genre like Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrooks and The Godfather book series (which, admittedly, are crime novels, but I focus more on the family plotline).

In what way working at Globus differs from your previous working experience?

I respect Globus AI’s vision to improve people’s quality of life. This important, though understandable, goal empowers me to be a better professional and gives me the energy to think outside the box.

It’s new for me to work in an international team. First of all, my conversational English has improved a lot. Moreover, I’m learning by and by about the traditions and customs of Norway.

What pros and cons do you see in working in a distributed team?

I’ve been working remotely for more than 3 years now, and I really appreciate all the benefits that remote work can offer. I spend zero time commuting, spend more time with my family, and can choose the work environment that works best for me.

Remote teams work differently than office teams. So it is important that your teammates are good at independent work, setting priorities, and time-management.

We spend less time in meetings, pay great attention to processes and information transparency.

There is no such thing as being late as you can’t be stuck in a traffic jam while working from home. All meetings start on time, so no one wastes precious time waiting for late members.

What is your advice for those who just started working remotely?

Remote work presents a set of challenges for us to surmount. The most daunting challenge is not to overwork to the point of burnout. The lines are blurred between our work and social lives. The work is always there – even a quick glance at your laptop before dinner can lead you into a longwinded conversation with a candidate or colleague! It’s vital to know when to stop work and to switch your mind to other things. Rest is essential to a consistently good performance at work.

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