It’s that time again to learn all about one of the many great employees that make the magic at Layar possible. This time, we look to someone who does a lot of the “behind the scenes” work at Layar, making sure this well-oiled machine remains … well-oiled! Nanda Jaspers is our Office/HR/Management Assistant and takes care of virtually all of the small hidden tasks that keep the company going. Here’s our interview with Nanda!
So tell us about you and where you’re from…
My full name is Nanda Anna Carolina Mathias Jaspers. It’s a unique combination of names. Anna is the name which they gave me when I got baptized and Carolina and Mathias are the given names of my godmother and father. I was born in Maastricht, a lovely stress-free city in the south of the Netherlands. I lived there until I was 18 years old but I still try to spend enough time there.
And what about your family?
My entire family is active and big! My parents have many brothers and sisters and the whole family is about 80 people big! I also have an older sister and a younger brother who both live close around me here in Amsterdam.
When I was young we did lots of activities like travelling, fun parks, weekends to Ardennes in Belgium, etc. I was always playing songs on my harmonica in the back of the car when I was only 7 years old!
Harmonica? Any other special talents we’re unaware of?
Well, except my musical talent I love playing computer games and I own a natural compass so I never get lost anywhere in the world!
What did you study in school?
I studied Hotel Management. I had my first “big” adventure by doing an internship in the Caribbean when I was 18 years old. After coming home I graduated and realized that I loved travelling and exploring new places so much more than studying! I followed another study in Tourism Management at an international high school and then worked in Greece for 5 years.
And now you’re back and working at Layar. Describe your typical day.
My work at Layar is never the same each day. I started operating the office and while the team started to grow I quickly had more work on the HR level. Now, one year later, I make sure that each new employee has a perfect on-boarding experience at Layar. In many other companies a new hire has to find his own way the first days and that’s tiring. I try to answer most of the general questions so a new member can fully focus on his or her new role! Anywhere the Management Team need assistance I’m also in charge of that.
What do you like best about working at Layar?
My role changes as the company changes quickly and I love this variety in work and days. That’s sometimes also difficult but challenging to me!
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