Blog – Streamlining the Human Resources systems in London

21 September 2017

Quest is an international transfer program which connects Arcadians from all over the world. Quest is sponsored by the Lovinklaan Foundation. Every week we are highlighting one of the stories our employees who went on an exchange. In this blogpost we cover the Quest story of Amanda Klosterman who traveled from Cincinnati (USA) to London (UK).

Why did I apply for a Quest

I applied for the Quest to collaborate and build relationships with other Arcadis colleagues who are similarly going through the process of building and streamlining their Human Resources systems and operations.

“We established amazing professional relationships that are continuously growing”

Highlight of my quest experience

Many HR Arcadis teams have been operating in isolation from each other, only coming together for finite global projects here and there. Within hours of meeting with the UK HR team, we immediately felt a sense of partnership and were able to run ideas by each other.

My Quest in one word


Learnings and experiences

We learned how the GEC may help to provide us relief. We learned how we may better align roles and responsibilities in the future. For other Quest participants, invest in learning about the culture of where you are headed by going out a few days early. Also, create a list of objectives and review it on your last day.

The international transfer program Quest, which connects Arcadians from all over the world, is sponsored by the Lovinklaan Foundation.