In this team member spotlight, Leticia provides a detailed account of her role, emphasizing the importance of talent acquisition in the broader context of clinical research. This candid conversation provides a glimpse into the challenges, accomplishments, and the genuine passion that fuels Leticia’s commitment to making a difference at PSI and in the world of clinical research.
Describe your role within PSI, the responsibilities you handle on a day-to-day basis, and how your role impacts a clinical trial?
I work as a Recruiter and my primary focus is handling recruitment needs in Latin America and some global positions within the Biostatistics department. On a daily basis, I oversee the entire recruitment process. This involves tasks such as reviewing CVs, conducting initial interviews with potential candidates, coordinating subsequent stages of the hiring process, and maintaining clear communication with candidates. I also engage with hiring managers to understand their requirements, facilitating discussions until we reach a final hiring decision. Additionally, I play a role in presenting job offers to candidates and introducing them to the HR team for the onboarding process.
While the impact of my role might not be direct, it is crucial for the success of clinical trials. As a recruiter, my responsibility is to identify and select individuals who are the right fit for our team. This, in turn, contributes to the growth of our team and ensures that we can effectively meet the needs of various projects and clients with a high level of quality.
How have you grown in your career with PSI?
In my time at PSI, I can confidently say that I have indeed grown and that my growth has been facilitated by the support of my exceptional colleagues. They offer valuable feedback and assist me in identifying areas for improvement, exploring alternative approaches, and suggesting ways to approach tasks differently. This collaborative environment has not only contributed to my professional advancement but has also been instrumental in the development of my soft skills.
While it may sound like a cliché, the truth is that I genuinely view myself as a completely different person and professional today compared to who I was one year ago.
What do you find most rewarding about your career at PSI, and how does it align with your personal and professional goals?
The most rewarding aspect of my career at PSI is the knowledge that my work matters and that I’m contributing to something greater. Being part of a company whose work directly impacts people’s lives around the world gives me a sense of fulfillment. It aligns perfectly with both my personal and professional goals, as I have always aspired to be part of something meaningful.
Working for a company that actively engages in positive initiatives and being able to perform a job that directly impacts and contributes to this larger purpose is genuinely gratifying. This sense of purpose not only enhances job satisfaction but also serves as a motivating factor, particularly on challenging days.
What aspects of the PSI’s culture do you appreciate the most, and how do they contribute to your overall job satisfaction?
I value several aspects of PSI’s culture that have significantly contributed to my overall job satisfaction. Right from the selection process, it was evident that the team at PSI is organized, friendly, and maintains a welcoming atmosphere. The transparency and honesty exhibited by the team during the recruitment process were promises fulfilled once I joined the company.
One key element of PSI’s culture that greatly enhances job satisfaction is the provision of a healthy work environment with a well-balanced workload. This balance is crucial for individuals to excel in their roles. The team’s support and collaborative spirit foster an environment where everyone is focused on achieving results, and there is a collective commitment to putting in the necessary effort. Working alongside dedicated individuals who genuinely care about their work and each other brings out the best in us and instills a strong sense of motivation.
Are there any specific accomplishments or milestones you’ve achieved during your time with PSI that you’re especially proud of?
I take pride in every new hire I’ve facilitated, but there are a few notable accomplishments that stand out for me. Firstly, the successful onboarding of the first candidate I hired holds special significance. Additionally, completing my first end-to-end recruitment process independently marked a significant milestone in my role. I also find pride in successfully filling positions that initially appeared challenging or even impossible.
The opportunities and challenges presented by PSI and my team have allowed me to continually grow and overcome obstacles, each instance becoming a source of pride. Whether it’s navigating through unfamiliar territory or tackling seemingly difficult tasks, these experiences contribute to my sense of accomplishment and professional development.
What advice would you give to someone considering a career with PSI?
If you’re contemplating a career with PSI, my advice is to go for it!
I would encourage you to take the time to conduct thorough research about PSI, familiarize yourself with our values, and identify positions that align with your background. Prepare yourself for the application and interview process. By doing so, you may find yourself joining an outstanding company and becoming a valued member of a supportive, collaborative, and remarkable team.