"In fact, everything went much smoother than expected. The start-up plan prepared by the Centric team was great. During the first intensive week, I learned a lot from my predecessor Agnė Jankauskė, who handed over her work to me. The meeting with the teams, the company's employees was perfectly organized. The flawlessness of the introduction was also evidenced by the fact that I immediately felt like a member of the family. Everyone welcomed me very warmly and in good faith, inquiring if I needed any help.
Perhaps, learning how to work remotely, had been a bigger challenge. Like any of us, I had to find a work-life balance, learn to work, and live in the same living space.
What helped me the most? A routine established at home and rituals that separate the work part and the part of everyday life. It helps to switch psychologically. For example, to change clothes for work, prepare the workspace, creating your own corner in advance, which would only be intended for work.
During the quarantine, the recruitment process at Centric IT Solutions Lithuania did not stop. We are currently looking for people for five positions, and we will soon start selecting the trainees. Therefore, in these months alone, I had to conduct a dozen online job interviews.
By the way, these interviews also had significant advantages. The most essential one - quickly and easily agreed on interview time with a candidate. In fact, virtually all interviewees were glad they didn't have to physically come to the office, and would easily find time in their schedules for an interview. Another obvious advantage was that people, being in their own environments, were more relaxed, less tense and sometimes all the parties to the conversation were entertained by some small household incident, such as a child suddenly running into a room or a loud plane flying over."