Leanne van de Straat

Human resource advisor

Name: Leanne van de Straat
Function: Human resource advisor
Joined Micronit: 2016

"Making sure there’s a healthy balance between the organisation and the people that work there, is the best part of my job."

Keeping connected
"As a Human resource advisor, my focus is on recruitment and selection and making sure that everything related to HR is well thought about and organised. For example, continuously improving employability, which is of great importance to Micronit. Also, a very important part of my job is connecting with all Micronit colleagues. I need to know everyone and have an idea of how they’re doing. I constantly engage in dialogue and have to be very alert. I join a number of recurring meetings and one day per week I work from the High Tech Factory (where our production department is), in order to maintain connected. This way all colleagues know who I am and I'm accessible to everyone."

 

Part of everyone’s team
"I’m the only HR advisor within the company and am therefore not part of one particular team, I’m part of everyone’s team. This also means I can organise things my way and need to show a lot of initiative, which gives me a lot of freedom. But I definitely experience support from my colleagues and executives. Which is greatly appreciated and which, for me, describes the culture within Micronit. Everyone is very open and accessible. All office doors are open. Which is proven by the fact that people feel comfortable coming up to me with all kinds of questions.”

 

The best part of my job
"A machine can be purchased and completely adapted to your wishes and when it breaks, you can repair it. This doesn’t apply to people. With people, you must constantly be alert and know how they’re doing. If people are happy, a company can greatly benefit. But keeping them happy is a constant challenge, but that makes my job exciting and challenging. Making sure there’s a healthy balance between the organisation and the people that work there, is the best part of my job. "