Onboarding during Corona

John Goewie:
As an integration middleware specialist in a very broad IT field, mainly in interface and EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), I am often approached by various secondment agencies. Normally i do no trespond to these offers as the majority have an impersonal approach which does not suit me.

I like to have a face-to-face relationship with each other and I also look for an agency who gradually guides and supports me. Moreover, sees me as the person I am and what I believe is essential within a work environment. This was exactly the difference that G-Nius made, in particular their approach and listening to what I was looking for in a new challenge which would make me happy.

It started three years ago when Leo Keller approached me for an informal conversation and we immediately had a pleasant talk. Just to get to know each other and what we stand for in life, what my background in work history has been and that the balance of life and work is very important to me. From that moment on Leo has been in my phone as a contact (which I never do) simply to not forget him and to keep in touch for possibilities in the future.

During these 3 years we have had occasional contact with each other to see where we stand and whether there are opportunities to do something for each other. Never pushy and always in a nice light-hearted manner.

Just before COVID-19 took place we had contact gain. I was already looking for something different in terms of a job with new challenges. At that time, it took me a lot of effort to travel every day throughout the Netherlands. It made me unhappy. The Netherlands has changed and we are stuck in traffic for so long. I wanted to be closer to home and had other wishes.

After discussing my wishes with Leo, he immediately came up with some suggestions that could help me in my current situation.

After 3 years, the right time had finally come to discuss this. I was looking for something special, G-Nius offered. It was an immediate hit with the first job profile. A job that suits me perfectly and also gave additional challenges that I was looking for. Leo guided and advised me throughout this process to this employer.

I quit my old employer and took an extra month of holiday before starting my new challenge.

Then COVID-19 came. That scared me a lot as it gave many uncertanties? Will I still have a job? I just quit my job and took a vacation right during the COVID-19 outbreak and was suppose to start in a new role on short term.
Leo and I kept each other informed during this holiday period  and fortunately, it continued because of the relationship of trust that the employer has with G-Nius, and also in me.

At the moment I work at home for this employer and it is going very well. I am very content and it gives me a nice feeling that I have a supporter like G-Nius. I enjoy my work again and I also have new challenges. In addition, I can support various customers in their path to automation which is energizing for me.

I am convinced that we are going to have a good time and would like to express my thanks to G-Nius for finding my new challenge.