September is the month of new beginnings: a new school year begins, business activities restart, and often new professional projects are undertaken. The new season brings an energy that encourages renewal, and in this atmosphere, we met those at Teoresi who, in their roles, assist their colleagues in their early days at the company.
Sabrina Maniscalco, Senior HR Talent Expert at Teoresi, shared her perspective on onboarding with us, some behind-the-scenes insights into her work, and some tips for newcomers.
What does your role entail?
I oversee a significant portion of the employee lifecycle at Teoresi, from the onboarding stages (starting from contract signing, the actual first day!) to skills development, and even through to potential resignations. The role I hold also serves as a point of reference, both for colleagues and their direct supervisors, for needs related to their professional growth, career path evolution, and much more.
How important is the first day?
On the first day at the company, everyone, in their own way, realizes that they have made a choice that will lead them, in the first few weeks, to experience a series of ‘firsts’: the first meetings with new colleagues, activities in unfamiliar offices and spaces, meetings with internal and external contacts, the first coffee breaks.
The first day marks the beginning of a unique work journey: what happens in the first days is crucial, whether it’s your first job or a new work experience, as it helps shape a perception that, although it may change over time, will inevitably influence the subsequent steps.
What aspects stand out to you the most about newcomers during their first days?
There are several aspects that stand out to me, especially on the day of contract signing: availability, punctuality and care in reporting any delays are valuable signals of how a person integrates into the work environment. I’m particularly impressed by those who come in well-informed, especially the youngest generations who demonstrate the motivation that guided their choice.
Why have our colleagues chosen Teoresi?
The results of an internal questionnaire confirm that 50% of the interviewed colleagues chose our company for their strong interest in our projects, the trust conveyed by managers during the selection process, and the professional career opportunities we offer.
What advice do you give to those about to experience their first day at Teoresi?
Don’t be afraid to ask: often, people tend to hold back doubts or questions, but asking is a fundamental way to learn and integrate better into the work environment. No question is too trivial when it comes to learning.
Smile! A positive and friendly attitude can make a difference in building relationships and integrating into the team.
And be curious: ask, explore, try to understand how the company operates and how you can contribute to its success. Curiosity will help you grow and stand out.
Do you want to discover what your first day at Teoresi has in store? Start your career here.