Human Resources Manager - Poland
One of the first things Monika noticed when she began at Lear Corporation in 2005 was that people join Lear with a long term perspective. This fits in perfectly since Lear is a place focused on long term success.
Having studied law at Jagiellonian University, Monika also completed postgraduate diplomas in Business Training and Coaching. She became particularly interested in coaching since "it's the most efficient way to develop people and help them achieve their professional and personal goals."
With Lear's expansion, Monika serves not only as HR Country Manager but also as Plant HR Manager in Tychy, the company’s biggest plant in Poland. She eagerly accepted the challenge to coordinate several locations in different regions.
To newcomers, Monika could praise Lear as one of the country's biggest automotive suppliers or its pride in promoting from within, with a significant number of the managerial staff coming from the ranks, but she also notes Lear respects regional culture and shows flexibility within its international framework. Also, as Monika says, "You have the opportunity to implement your own ideas."
Although Lear never takes gender as a recruitment criterion, Monika observes women professionals in areas like engineering, IT, logistics and production. She stresses promotion opportunities are open to all at any level.
Often we hear someone say that the strength of any team is its people. Monika agrees, but, where many have heard it as just talk, she notes that she enjoys exchanging opinions and experiences with people of diverse backgrounds as well as the variety of production processes. Lear champions diversity at all its locations and Monika has seen firsthand that diversity builds strength by joining people together and fostering a workplace that thrives on the enthusiasm seen in all the people brought aboard.