During my assignment I learned about:
My incredible HR Perspectives journey started in September 2018, when I relocated to sunny Basel to join Roche within the Global Talent Innovation team. For this first assignment, my role is "L&D and Talent specialist", and it has two components.
The first one is doing project work around the future of career and career development at Roche. Within this project, I am networking and learning a lot about the different organizations within Roche, and the transformation they are undergoing. By talking to them, I am getting to know about how challenging and at the same time fascinating change management processes are. I am also getting new theoretical knowledge around the concept of agility, but also practical skills on how to work with it, as I am being part of a design sprint.
For the second component of my assignment, I am supporting the expansion of the NJIA leadership development program. Working on this is teaching me the essentials on how to design a leadership development program, and how to set the scene for leadership processes to arise. On top of it, I had the wonderful opportunity to join one cohort of the program on the ground in Tanzania. This has been a unique chance to experience directly how leadership develops to create shared value and serve a higher purpose, which is to combat cervical cancer in the Kagera region.
Joining a design sprint and participating in the program in Tanzania are two amazing experience, which when I could have hardly imagined to be doing after only few months in the role. This is just one example of the extraordinary opportunities and the many doors the HR Perspectives program opens up.
Being in a global HR role right now, I am learning a lot about the vision, strategy and goal setting of programs and projects, that are then rolled out at the affiliate level. This is why it will be very interesting to me to then experience the affiliate world within my second assignment. I will start it in March 2019, working as HRBP for the Diagnostics affiliate in Ecuador. I am very excited, and looking forward to it!