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 who traveled from Cincinnati to London.
Why did I apply for a Quest
I applied for the Quest program 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.
Highlight of my quest experience
Many HR Arcadis teams have been operating in isolation from each other, only coming together for finite global projects every now and then. Within hours after meeting with the UK HR team, we immediately felt a sense of partnership and were able to run ideas by each other. We established amazing professional relationships that are continuously growing.
“We established amazing professional relationships that are continuously growing!”
My Quest in one word
Learnings and experiences
Personally I learned how the GEC can support us in the long run and I learned how we may better align roles and responsibilities in the future.
For other Quest participants, I would recommend to invest in learning about the culture of where you are headed by flying out a few days early. Also, create a list of clear Quest objectives and review these on your last day of your exchange.
The international transfer program Quest, which connects Arcadians from all over the world, is sponsored by the Lovinklaan Foundation.