Kers­tin Langohr

To­day we want to in­tro­du­ce to you our Group Ma­na­ger Kers­tin Lang­ohr. When Kers­tin ar­ri­ves at the com­pa­ny in the morning, she starts with “usu­al” morning rou­ti­ne: put­ting away the bag, wis­hing a good morning to ever­y­bo­dy, star­ting her lap­top and get­ting the do­cu­ments from the prin­ter.  She li­kes to start her working day ear­ly in the morning and also to end it late­ly. In fact, the­re are no stan­dard days for her. But the­re are re­pea­ting tasks, which she par­ti­cu­lar­ly li­kes to do. Kers­tin li­kes to hold job in­ter­views, be­cau­se she en­joys get­ting to know new peop­le.  Due to this, she also li­kes to hold em­ployee in­ter­views, here she doesn´t only find out in­for­ma­ti­on about oc­cup­a­tio­nal to­pics, she also gets in­for­ma­ti­on about per­so­nal pre­fe­ren­ces, hob­bies and fa­mi­ly si­tua­tions. It of­ten hap­pens that she has to work lon­ger be­cau­se of un­sche­du­led tasks, but thanks to Home of­fice she can do tho­se tasks at home – pre­fer­a­b­ly ear­ly in the morning or late in the evening.  Kerstin’s mood can get un­plea­sant if dead­lines are not met, so­me­thing that has been agreed upon was not done or if her trai­nees are sche­du­led for other tasks wi­thout her consent. 

For stress re­li­ef, Kers­tin li­kes to do sport, more spe­ci­fi­cal­ly Nor­dic wal­king, swim­ming, wa­ter gym­nastics or ski­ing. As a fur­ther com­pen­sa­ti­on she li­kes to spend time in na­tu­re with her child­ren. Due to the many lo­ca­ti­ons of TecAlliance, Kers­tin tra­vels about once every two mon­ths, so­me­ti­mes more, so­me­ti­mes less. But she sees it as an op­por­tu­ni­ty to meet the more di­stant col­leagues and to cla­ri­fy to­pics di­rect­ly. She pre­fers to tra­vel by car or by train. Her fa­vo­ri­te lo­ca­ti­on is Wei­kers­heim, but her fa­vo­ri­te can­te­en is the one in Is­ma­ning. She could also ima­gi­ne go­ing to a lo­ca­ti­on ab­road, but her fa­mi­ly back­ground does not al­low this.

At the mo­ment, Kers­tin is most in­te­res­ted in cur­rent trends in staff and training. In par­ti­cu­lar, the pos­si­bi­li­ties of­fe­red by di­gi­ta­liz­a­ti­on in the field of edu­ca­ti­on and what other com­pa­nies are al­rea­dy do­ing in this field. 

Kers­tin star­ted her ca­re­er at the Au­Da­Con AG, which now be­longs to the TecAlliance GmbH, as Head of HR. Back in the days her at­ten­ti­on for this job has been drawn du­ring her IHK-au­di­tor ac­ti­vi­ties. She be­gan her pro­fes­sio­nal ca­re­er with an ap­pren­ti­ce­ship as a mer­chant for who­le­sa­le and for­eign tra­de. Af­ter­wards she con­ti­nued her edu­ca­ti­on with a fur­ther training as HR Spe­cia­list (IHK), a stu­dy of busi­ness ma­nage­ment (IHK) and the trai­ner sui­ta­bi­li­ty test. Sin­ce 2000, she has been working in hu­man re­sour­ces, in­iti­al­ly in the are­as of wage-ac­coun­ting, re­crui­t­ing, training and some other things. From 2008 on­wards, she worked for Au­Da­Con AG as the head of HR and sin­ce 2013 as a Group Ma­na­ger at TecAlliance GmbH. On an ho­no­ra­ry ba­sis, she is also ac­ti­ve in the au­di­t­ing de­part­ment of the IHK for the com­mer­cial pro­fes­si­ons. Kers­tin has op­ted for this pro­fes­si­on sin­ce the con­ta­ct to other peop­le has al­ways been very im­portant to her. This is also the re­a­son why she trai­ned in the com­mer­cial sec­tor with a lot of cus­to­mer con­ta­ct. Her fur­ther de­ve­lo­p­ment in the area of per­son­nel of­fers her a gre­at deal of con­ta­ct with em­ployees, col­leagues, ex­ter­nal ser­vice pro­vi­ders, pu­pils, tea­chers and lec­tu­rers – which is still very im­portant to her. Thanks to her busi­ness stu­dies, she has kept an over­all en­tre­pre­neu­ri­al over­view over other are­as such as mar­ke­ting, sa­les or finance. 

Kers­tin or­ga­ni­zes the em­ployee plan­ning with a tool which was de­ve­lo­ped by our trai­nee Pa­trick. This way she can ar­ran­ge va­ca­ti­on, vo­ca­tio­nal school blocks, dual stu­dy terms and ro­ta­ti­ons to other lo­ca­ti­ons ear­ly. Fur­ther edu­ca­ti­on of the trai­nees ta­kes place at IHK-se­mi­nars, Cis­co Cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­ons at the vo­ca­tio­nal school or in­st­ruc­tor trai­nings at the Coope­ra­ti­ve Sta­te Uni­ver­si­ty Baden-Württemberg. 

Cur­r­ent­ly, 35 trai­nees be­long to Kerstin´s de­part­ment, in Sep­tem­ber the num­ber will rise to ap­pro­xi­mate­ly 50. Kers­tin appre­cia­tes her lea­ders­hip style as coope­ra­ti­ve and par­ti­ci­pa­to­ry. For them, trai­nees play a very im­portant role at TecAlliance, which is also re­flec­ted in the gro­wing num­ber of trai­nees. For a fur­ther sup­port of the trai­nees, Kers­tin would like to send even more stu­dents ab­road. Fur­ther­mo­re, af­ter the com­ple­te in­te­gra­ti­on of the new lo­ca­ti­on in Maas­tricht, it is pos­si­ble to see whe­ther and whe­re trai­nees can be em­ploy­ed the­re. She is cur­r­ent­ly buil­ding a lear­ning bu­reau to fur­ther en­han­ce the qua­li­ty of edu­ca­ti­on wi­t­hin the soft­ware de­ve­lo­p­ment department.

Of cour­se, we are also plea­sed that Kers­tin is a de­di­ca­ted rea­der of this trai­nee blog. For her this is of cour­se self-evi­dent, sin­ce it is crea­ted by her trai­nees and is also main­ly con­cer­ned with her occupation.

We hope this ar­ti­cle hel­ped you to get to know our Group-Ma­na­ger a litt­le bit bet­ter. We are loo­king for­ward to ano­t­her, en­joya­ble cou­p­le of ye­ars tog­e­ther with Kerstin.

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