Andreea ION

After 15 years in HR, I think that the people I met had a great contribution in becoming what I am today, a favor that I want to return, by being together with people. I strongly believe that you cannot perform in HR unless you have a vocation, you care about those around you, you are interested in the impact of your actions and decisions on the colleagues and the company you work for and, especially, unless you are authentic.

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About Me

After 15 years in HR, I think that the people I met had a great contribution in becoming what I am today, a favour that I want to return, by being together with people. I strongly believe that you cannot perform in HR unless you have a vocation, you care about those around you, you are interested in the impact of your actions and decisions on the colleagues and the company you work for and, especially, unless you are authentic.

The principles that guided my career are:

  • Be the person you wanted to meet when you were 20 years old.
    HR is not just about "hiring and firing", that's why Human Resources specialists should strengthen their reputation as partners, without forgetting that people are the ones who make a simple business a big business.
  • It is necessary to look at a candidate from all angles, to evaluate him/her not only from the perspective of the job he/she does or he/she applies for, but also from the perspective of what he/she could become.
  • Whether you pick up a bucket or run the company, it is ultimately about responsibility and how much you want to do that job well, as long as you are in that company.

I am also a proud mother of a daughter and I am aware about the challenges a woman may face as a mom but also as a career professional.