Employee Spotlight – Teresa Scholz
If you have applied for a job at travel audience, recently started or looked at our career section lately, you will have come across our lovely ladies from HR. They have asked you a lot of questions, but this time the tables have turned and we got to ask our questions – interviewing Teresa Scholz.
Teresa, tell us what you do at travel audience!
I’m working in the HR department and one of my main tasks is the onboarding of the new employees . This includes also working on visa processes and helping new team members arrive well in Berlin. I also take care of the recruiting, the employees and the administration processes.
How does this help the travelers?
It doesn’t help the travelers directly, but when I do a good job, our employees can concentrate on their work, and deliver the best product to the travelers.
Tell us about your background!
I made my Master’s degree in psychology and mental health. After this I worked on a study at the German Red Cross about employee satisfaction in connection with their health. At this point I discovered my love for HR. Then I worked for 1,5 years for a headhunter before I started at travel audience.
What is your big project at travel audience? Your big challenge?
I’m working on the onboarding process at the moment to enable the best possible start.
How long have you been working at travel audience?
I started in December, and since then I’ve been enjoying and learning every day.
Why did you choose the travel industry?
I could answer that I love to travel (which I do), but I also think the travel industry is an incredibly interesting field, that has changed and developed a lot in the past. It is exciting to see this development from the inside and to see what mechanisms and processes are behind it.
Why did you choose travel audience?
Luckily travel audience chose me! From the very first phone call on I felt that travel audience is a cool place to work, and the position was exactly what I was looking for; with a wide range of tasks, and a great learning and development curve.
How long have you been living in Berlin?
I’ve been living in Berlin my whole life. I am one of the rare, but real, Berliners in our company. I love the city, because it is my home and my whole family life is in Berlin; but also the people are cool. You have so many different areas in Berlin. Just take the subway for 15 Minutes and you feel like you arrive in a different city.
I also like that Berlin is so green and has a lot of parks, forests and lakes.
What is your favourite travel destination?
I would say the Azores. I traveled there last year and the nature was incredibly impressive. I also love Paris and have been there several times, because I like the atmosphere of the city and I am addicted to Macarons.
What is your travel tip / #travelhack
Always learn about the culture before you start your journey and behave respectfully. There is nothing worse than tourists who disrespect the culture and customs of their host country.
What is the best thing about your job?
Working in the background but having a big impact on the company. I love to create a warm welcome for our new colleagues and discover new talents in the recruiting process.
What is your hidden talent?
I practiced martial arts for around ten years, so I can kick some butt if I want to!
What have you not told your colleauges
I am a huge fan of Harry Potter, and I often wear Hogwarts socks (very well hidden).