Ensuring the Growth through Talent Acquisition

Marko leads our global team of talent acquisition professionals and plays an important part in ensuring that we have a strong talent base with the right skillset. Talent Acquisition team is there to make sure that - thanks to having skilled tech experts and other Nordcloud pros - we are able to deliver high-quality solutions to our customers. Among many other things Marko is appreciated by his positive can-do attitude, human approach and team play spirit - he's always ready to deliver and you can 100% trust he's there with you. Here's his story! Where are you from and how did you end up at Nordcloud? I have a long background from HR and recruitment related roles from mainly larger global organizations. So, when I was given a chance to join Nordcloud in spring 2018 I was eager to hop onboard to a frontrunner operating in public cloud industry. The strong growth mindset combined with agile ways of working helped my decision to join. Naturally very talented and easy-going colleagues proved my decision was right 😉  What is your core competence? On top of that, please also tell about your role and projects shortly. As an HR person working with people and supporting the growth of our business is naturally in the core of everything, we in Talent Acquisition do. My own core competence is within Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding. Engaging with talented candidates across the globe is naturally very important and something I find very valuable to me and the company.  In my current role as Global Talent Lead, I’m responsible our Talent Acquisition functions. Luckily in this role I’m also able to roll my sleeves and support our business in their concrete recruitment needs. Also all the development projects, big and small related to TA are on my agenda. Very cool! What sets you on fire / what’s your favorite thing technically with public cloud? Being an HR person, I’m looking at things from a bit different “HR”-angle. The thing that sets me on fire is engaging with people externally and internally. Technically the most inspiring thing for me is the sheer speed the public cloud scene is evolving and changing constantly. New features in the systems and the ways we can bring added value to our clients amazes me every day. What do you like most about working at Nordcloud? The number 1 for me has been sharing my days with and learning from the talented colleagues in the company. No matter the country or role, everyone is very skilled and hardworking and bringing their best to the table in all occasions. This combined with the fact that Nordcloud is a very easy company to enter, everyone is warmly welcoming you to the team. Though not a start-up company anymore but the fact the startup mindset is still somewhat present in a good way (problem solving attitude, how to improve the processes and how to make a difference every day). Me like!  What is the most useful thing you have learned at Nordcloud? First of all, during my tenure In Nordcloud I’ve learned to know very talented new colleagues. From Talent Acquisition perspective I’ve learned a lot about how to scale up recruitment to make a difference and to support the growth of our company and business in the best possible way.  What do you do outside work? Having 2 kids (10-year old boy and 8-year old girl), wife and 2 dogs – family life comes as a high priority quite naturally. Whenever having time, different types of sports (crossfit, cycling, skiing, etc) are also very close to my heart.  How would you describe Nordcloud’s culture in 3 words? Open, Honest and Collaborative Best Nordcloudian memory? Those numerous after-works with colleagues after a hard day’s work. Just to sit back and relax 😉
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