I joined Roche in October 2021 as a People Relations Advisor for the EMEA region. Immediately on my first interviews, I felt comfortable and had an instinctive feeling that I had met amazing people. What impressed me the most was that I felt they were looking for great people, not just simply good employees. They really wanted someone to be a good fit for their team, which showed in the interview process.
Thinking back, I guess the biggest challenge was getting used to an entirely new role, new company, and new environment at a time when the organization had just undergone a significant transformation before I joined. However, I could overcome the initial challenges with my manager’s and colleagues’ support. They quickly offered help during my first weeks and months on the job.
During the previous years of my professional career as a lawyer, I have worked in different legal roles and as an HR Business Partner. My current position allows me to build on all these previous experiences. As a People Relations Advisor, I support employees and leaders in challenging moments, provide a balanced, neutral perspective, and act as a trusted partner and advisor on people relations topics.