My name is Jessica Oude Heuvel
"Before I started here I was already familiar with the company from my network. I had known for a while what the company was doing to lead the way: that appealed to me a lot back then and it still does now. So when I was ‘on the other end of the job interview’, I knew very quickly that I wanted to be a part of this team.
Motivation that’s not on paper
The biggest challenge for us as an HR department is to keep up with the growth we are experiencing. It's hard, so we need people: people who see a challenge in our innovative way of working. This means that we look much more at their intrinsic motivation than at their credentials. People do not necessarily need a lot of work experience in a specific field. For example, a very experienced bending machine operator does not automatically fit into 247TailorSteel well. The software of our machines is so smart that it handles a lot of the work itself, so we primarily look at the personal motivation of the applicant. You will learn about the machines and the methods in good time. So if you are eager to learn and want to help yourself and our company make progress, we consider that to be much more important.
This is where you really see it
Welcoming people is just the first step; we have a lot to do after that. We want to keep them with us and we implement active policies to do so. We do this by ensuring that the employees know where to find us and can talk to us if they are not satisfied with something. This means that we encourage people to express their wishes and goals. This can be done through an immediate supervisor, but they can also contact me directly. That’s another thing that I feel defines 247TailorSteel. Many companies say that they have an open culture, but this is where you really see it. Of course, we work with cutting-edge equipment and the work environment is fantastic, but those are not what matters most. The willingness to help each other is far more impressive. And that is what I think makes a company culture truly ‘open’. Lending a helping hand. You can make mistakes, because you have the courage to try something different. It is only then that you make progress together and the organization gains insight that it otherwise would not have.
So when I think of 247TailorSteel, a number of key words come to mind: innovative, bustling, and positive vibes. You find that innovation in the machinery, of course, but it’s also there in the way the people here think. We look straight ahead towards the future. And the fact that we can look for people in that culture is what makes working at this company so satisfyingly challenging for me, personally."