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Mentors will push you in the right direction and help you to grow your business. Don’t reinvent the wheel, ask your mentor! Get in touch with experts from all different industries to help you get the ball rolling.

Soňa Tkáčová

HR & Psychologist

I started as an IT recruiter in REED a couple of years ago but always wanted closer contact with candidates. My journey continued to Inventi, a consultancy company, where I worked as an HR Specialist and Account manager, though I still aspired to not only hire candidates but to also take care of them once they started working. I landed a spot as an HR Manager in Storyous, where I am now, and worked my way up to the Head of HR. Thanks to this opportunity, I am able to closely cooperate with my colleagues on recruitment and hiring, onboarding, the company culture, employee engagement and satisfaction, various events from team buildings to All Hands meetings, and much more.

I have been studying psychology full-time the entire time and am currently in training to become a Clinical Psychologist and another training to be a psychotherapist. My personal deep interest in psychology helps me connect and understand candidates, colleagues, and managers with ease, even in critical situations.

I can help with:

Onboarding, Psychology, Hiring processes, People operations/HR, Event management

Mentoring in:

English, Czech

Miroslav Vaško

Experienced Talent Acquisition Business Partner and Advisor (ex-Skype)

Experienced Engineering Recruiter & Manager with 15 years of combined in-house and agency experience.Partner to both business and leadership. Assisting technology leaders from initial idea to open a new Engineering office up to setting up a successful and scalable long-term hiring plan (including realistic expectations).Hired and built new teams from scratch for companies such as Skype/Microsoft, Concur Technologies and many others. Currently leading a team of 10 Recruiters in nymble (a recruitment and consulting company - www.nymble.eu), serving a number of local and international customers across EU (well known brands & exciting startups).

I can help to define and set up successful Recruitment/Scale up plan for your company based on your company values and culture, understand the availability and dynamics of talent on both local and international market. How to attract best talent to support your company growth. Define key Recruitment metrics and explain the mistake of underestimating Recruitment in your company.

I can help with:

Technical recruitment, Growth, Scaling, Talent Management

Mentoring in:

Czech, English

Jiří Nečas

Employer Branding & Community Building

I am enthusiastic about building communities and organising events that connect people and benefit the society. I am currently working at Kiwi.com, one of the fastest growing technology companies that improves world travel.

My job is to build the Kiwi.com brand as an interesting technology employer to improve recruitment. I do this by strategically building the Kiwi.com community, managing marketing channels, and through planning and organising IT conferences, hackathons, training programs, meetups and competitions. Last year we organized more than 160 events in 23 countries in a five-member team.

I've been working with communities since I worked on a project from Google - Digital Garage, which successfully trained over 20,000 students and companies, as well as a student project Lidé z Praxe that puts theory and practice together through student discussions, meeting with inspiring personalities, and whose channel has over 2 million views on YouTube.

I can help your company with employer branding strategy, marketing strategy, building relevant communities, organisation of events, project management, speaking and giving lectures in public

I can help with:

Employer Branding Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Communities, Event Management

Mentoring in:

English, Czech

Klára Horton

Experience | People | Growth

With experience from various positions in HR/People Operations, Talent Management, Community and Customer Success including workshop facilitation and training over 400 employees and clients. Currently as the Head of Community and People, I am as managing the Customer Experience team at Spaceflow along with the company’s culture, people operations and processes. Apart from my work experience I help startups and other companies to set-up their HR, brand and culture. I’m also the Founder of a startup community Before You Shine.

I help fast-growing companies create amazing employee experience and define their culture in all shapes and forms. Let’s talk about your People operations!

I can help with:

Customer Success, Operations, People, Culture

Mentoring in:

Czech, English

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