Today we’d like to introduce you to Hannelore Diertl-Deskovic (HDD). For Hannelore, no two days are ever the same – well, except for stocking up on water for the day when she gets into the office each morning. After that, she starts out by taking care of ‘routine tasks’ like releasing invoices. Generally, Hanne starts work shortly after eight after taking her daughter to school. She likes to be on the move and, provided the journey is not too long, she prefers to drive. For Hanne, a good work-life balance is key, defined not by the amount of work she has to do but more by how much autonomy she has over when and where the to do the work. In any case, her best ideas come to her when she is out of the office – for example, when she is running or in the bath in the morning. To relieve stress Hanne likes to do sports, preferably out in the fresh air. What she likes least within the workplace: a lack of professionalism and objectivity or a problem-oriented rather than solution-oriented approach.
Hanne worked for AutoScout24 before joining TecAlliance via a recruitment agency. She started her career in HR as a student trainee. She has held jobs from HR administrator through to business partner before becoming a team leader and HR manager. During this time, she mainly worked in telecoms and later e‑commerce. She ended up doing HR by chance. Because she found it so exciting, she stayed in it. Right now, her personal motto is ‘The journey is the destination’. Hanne herself is very often on the road and visits the other TecAlliance locations once or twice a month. Her favourite canteen is in Ismaning. She likes working in Weikersheim because it is so wonderfully peaceful and the views are fantastic.
She currently manages a highly autonomous team of seven; among other things, she is passionate about self-study and encourages her colleagues to read many trade articles and to share their knowledge. She is not a big fan of external seminars.
Hannelore motivates her team by:
· delegating responsibility
· defining meaningful tasks in a good working atmosphere, and
· creating a stimulating working environment where employees can learn a lot and continue to develop
Her leadership style is generally geared towards upholding company values and exemplifying the Leadership Principles.
She really enjoys our Trainee Newsletter and is a regular reader. She believes the Vocational Training Team plays a major role within TecAlliance – and not just within her area of responsibility. What’s more, the budget for the team has been increased and the company is pressing ahead with its globalisation strategy (e.g. by attracting cooperative education students from countries outside Germany). So far, we have had huge success developing our own junior talent, which is something we will continue to build on. Hanne’s department has previously received a great deal of support from our Trainee Team, but she wants to see more trainees placed in all departments. There are no trainees or students working in her department now, but she can envisage a trainee shadowing her for a day, with a team meeting providing the ideal opportunity.
Our thanks to Hanne once again for the interview. We hope you too now feel that you are better acquainted with her.