A day with Simon
Human Resources intern at SYSKRON
Simon studies in Deggendorf and came to Regensburg for his mandatory internship in order to support the SYSKRON Human Resources team. He tells us in an interview whether it was worth it.
Simon, how old are you and where do you come from?
I am 23 years old and come from Weiding which belongs to the district of Cham.
What are you studying, and how does the work at SYSKRON help you with your studies?
I am studying business administration at the technical university in Deggendorf. The work at SYSKRON doesn't just expand the technical and interpersonal skills that I need during my studies, I think the experience I have gained in personnel management will make me so much better equipped for my entry into working life.
What does your job at SYSKRON entail?
One of my main tasks is candidate management. I am the first person to read each application and forward it to the relevant department. It is also my task to establish the first contact with the candidates and, if appropriate, to invite them to an interview.
What attracted you to the job?
My area of responsibility includes all the aspects that you find in HR, so I don't just see one side of it, I see the whole spectrum. Another very important point was the appearance of SYSKRON at the First Contact show in Deggendorf, where I had a great discussion with Julia Spielbauer who is now my colleague.
What is the most exciting thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is that no two days are alike. It means you're always learning new ways and methods of doing things. It's certainly never boring :)
Simon and his colleagues at their daily meeting.
What do you like best here?
The general mood and working atmosphere – not just in the office, but in the company as a whole. At SYSKRON the hierarchies are flat, which means everyone communicates with everyone else on a friendship-like basis.
How do you spend your lunchbreak? Do you buy food or bring your own?
Normally I bring something to eat with me from home – a sandwich made by Mum – but Thursdays is Subway day in the HR department and I usually eat a chicken fajita.
Your desk: messy or Monk?
It might look a little untidy to others, but I always know where to find things. So I'm more of a Monk, I'd say.
What has been your most exciting project so far at SYSKRON?
Definitely preparing for and manning the stand at 'Connecta 2019', the Regensburg careers fair organised by the OTH Regensburg. Normally I've only seen such fairs from the point of view of a student, so it was even more interesting for me to experience other perspectives and to keep a lookout for people who have an inquiring look on their faces.
Our HR-Team: Flo, Simon and Julia.
Who is in your team, and how are the areas of responsibility divided up?
Our HR department consists of Florian, our HR manager, Julia, our HR officer, and Lisa, our working student. Anja, who works in HR for our subsidiary Triacos, is also part of our small but brilliant team. Together we cover a wide variety of management and staffing issues across the many different areas of personnel management. We really deal with every possible HR issue, such as recruiting, HR marketing, personnel and organisational development and questions of employment law, and we're also an important point of contact for controlling and payroll accounting.
Night owl or early bird?
I can't decide which, I would say a healthy mixture of both. But in the HR team we have a short meeting at 8.15 every morning where everyone explains what they're going to be doing that day. That's why I start work relatively early, but it means I can also leave earlier.
And after work? What do you do to relax?
A mixture of sport and social contacts. I play soccer in a club, but I also enjoy doing things with my girlfriend and my friends.
Would you recommend SYSKRON as an employer to others?
Absolutely, 120 percent!
Is there a downside?
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What are you known for at SYSKRON?
I come into the office every day with a big smile on my face. And probably also for my accent.
What TV hero would you like to be?
I would be Son-Goku from Dragonball.
Your most embarrassing situation at SYSKRON?
I'm afraid data privacy reasons prevent me from mentioning that in public.
What is your favourite joke?
Person A: Whenever I see a stupid face, I have to laugh.
Person B: So how do you manage to shave?
What have you always wanted to say on television?
"They're taking the hobbits to Isengard."