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Denisa Prochazkova

Macroom

Summary

Passionate Talent Acquisition Partner with executive search experience, specialized in connecting with global diverse talent across various industries. My approach is deeply rooted in empathy and understanding, making me a trusted partner in talent acquisition. I engage with business leaders to develop tailored hiring strategies that align with organizational goals. I am a strong advocate and supporter of positive psychology and mindfulness in the workplace, incorporating these principles into my daily role & personal life. This approach helps me boost engagement and productivity, while also creating a positive work environment. Strong negotiation tactics with outgoing personality, exceptional problem-solving skills with ability of working in fast paced environment.

Overview

18
18
years of professional experience

Work History

Principal Talent Acquisition Partner (Executive Recruitment) - EMEA & APJ

VMware
Cork , Ireland
2022.02 - Current
  • Leading Principal Recruiter in the Executive Search team across EMEA & APJ with predominant focus on hiring Vice President and Senior Director level talent for Sales, Solution Engineering, Customer Success, Global Technical Support & Finance roles
  • Acting as a trusted & strategic advisor to the business leadership team and helping them to align on the right hiring strategies, hiring goals and approach when seeking a new c-level talent
  • Managing full recruitment lifecycle from headhunting passive talent all the way into the the offer negotiation & closing the candidates
  • Leading pre-brief and debrief meetings throughout the hiring process to ensure ongoing alignment with the utmost attention to detail and an exceptional candidate experience
  • Adopting a hands-on approach to mentor candidates on effective strategies for the interview process, providing detailed guidance on optimal preparation for each interview stage
  • Actively collaborating with HR Business Partners (HRBP) to accurately gather and understand their perspectives on business needs, ensuring alignment with the leadership team's vision and objectives
  • Keeping the business up to date with market mapping & candidate pipeline
  • Working closely with the compensation and benefits team, and finance department to craft offer packages for candidates.

Senior Recruiter

VMware
Cork , Ireland
2019.08 - 2022.02
  • Acted as a primary recruiter focused on recruiting for all levels of Solution Engineering roles from an entry level up to a highly complex technical roles, all the way to a director level, predominantly focused on NEMEA & CEMEA region
  • Proactively sourced candidates through a variety of channels, including networking, social media, job boards & referrals
  • Collaborated on a daily basis with hiring managers, getting a deeper understanding of the business goals, offering guidance and expertise on market trends and recruitment strategies
  • Managed the full recruitment lifecycle in collaboration with talent sourcing & scheduling teams, partnered up with internal mobility teams for internal hires
  • Ensuring a positive candidate experience from initial contact through to offer stage (including offer negotiations)
  • Collaboration with internal relocation & immigration department and external immigration agencies when it came to the hiring candidates with visa & relocation needs
  • Partnered up with HRIS & HRMPs across EMEA on HR related queries and work agreements creation
  • Through each recruiting process led initiatives to promote diversity & inclusion, made sure to align with VMware commitment to building a diverse workforce
  • Actively participated in global TA projects
  • Main tools used: Workday, LinkedIn Recruiter, Beamery, Seek Out, Tableau, Power BI, Xing (Germany)
  • Part of NEMEA Mental Health First Aid group, trained in Ireland
  • Ran a project on work life balance & positive psychology at work place, where leading mindfulness sessions and presenting to the business audience of up to 300 people.

Global Development Recruiter

VMware
Cork , Ireland
2015.04 - 2019.07
  • Sourced and screened candidates for variety of different roles within Inside Sales, Finance, HR, Deal Desk, Technical Support, Professional Services (Ireland, India, UK, Germany, Nordics, China & Japan)
  • Organized and led global hiring events focused on hiring for a variety of different R&D roles across US (Palo Alto, Seattle, Atlanta), and Europe (Bulgaria, Italy & Ireland)
  • Project managed the full cycle of hiring events from setting up hiring strategy, market mapping, passive candidate sourcing, candidate screening, weekly updates with business leaders, setting up technical assessments, navigating scheduling logistics for hiring events on site with interview coordination team, attending final interview assessments in person together with hiring teams and finalizing offer negotiations
  • Worked in a partnership with Hiring Managers & Business Leaders
  • Cross functional work/cooperation with HR, Finance & Benefits teams globally
  • Mentored new members of EMEA TA team
  • Led monthly mindfulness and meditation classes for TA Cork Team.

Recruitment Specialist

The Adecco Group
Cork , Ireland
2014.03 - 2015.04
  • Sourced and screened candidates for various international clients across Ireland
  • Reviewed job applications and short-listed them for interview through internal application database and LinkedIn
  • Conducted candidate screenings and providing comprehensive overview of selected candidates to our clients
  • Supported organization of interviews for selected candidates with clients
  • Administrative support for temporary help department including weekly payroll administration
  • Maintained all suitable CV's in the company database
  • Administrative support for temporary help department including weekly payroll administration.

Recruitment/HR Specialist

Westone Engineering Service Ltd.
Cork , Ireland
2012.03 - 2013.10
  • Oversaw the recruitment process from role advertisement, sourcing, candidate screening, interview scheduling to offer negotiation
  • Recruitment focused on hiring for an offshore roles predominantly in Norway
  • Maintained an updated and organized database of CVs, ensuring all recruitment documentation meets established standards and processes of the company
  • Issued employee documentation, including work agreements, work schedules, agreements, and comprehensive guides for working and living in Norway, such as police registration, work regulations, and tax deduction card applications
  • Ensured all necessary paperwork is meticulously prepared and distributed
  • Organized employee training programs using online e-learning platforms and other necessary resources to enhance skills and compliance with company standards
  • Managed the provision of equipment, travel arrangements, lodging, and oversee employee onboarding, including coordination of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) meetings as requested
  • Provided guidance on trade union membership requirements and coordinated with the Norwegian headquarters to facilitate accurate salary deductions for confirmed members
  • Updated Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and created user manuals for HR systems, enhancing operational efficiency.

Reservation and Sales Agent

Marriott International
Cork , Ireland
2011.02 - 2012.02
  • Handled incoming phone calls from customers and businesses throughout the EMEA and USA regions
  • Managed inquiries and requests related to existing bookings, demonstrating exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Participating in the training of new team members, imparting essential skills and knowledge to ensure high performance and service excellence
  • Addressed customer complaints, facilitating their resolution by directing issues to the Customer Care Department, and maintaining high standards of customer satisfaction.

F&B Supervisor

Marriott International
Edinburgh , Scotland
2009.05 - 2011.02
  • Ensured the efficient operation of the food and beverage department, contributing to overall guest satisfaction
  • Managed departmental revenue collection processes, ensuring accuracy and security of financial transactions
  • Conducted daily 15-minute training sessions to enhance employee skills and knowledge, maintaining high service standards and ensuring compliance with company audits
  • Regularly assessed employee performance, providing constructive feedback and facilitating professional growth
  • Managed back-to-work processes and conducted probationary reviews to support employee integration and performance
  • Effective collaboration with the finance and front office departments to streamline operations and enhance service delivery.

HR Manager & Talent Acquisition Specialist

The Source Network CZ
Brno , Czech Republic
2006.04 - 2009.04
  • Successfully orchestrated and led orientation sessions for new employees, ensuring a comprehensive introduction to the company's policies, procedures, and culture, facilitating a seamless integration into our organizational environment
  • Collaborated closely with departmental leaders to design and implement effective employee evaluation strategies, aimed at recognizing achievements and identifying areas for development
  • Provided expert guidance and support to employees, enhancing their understanding and utilization of benefits packages
  • Leveraged advanced HRIS technology to maintain and update personnel records, ensuring data accuracy and compliance with regulatory standards
  • Demonstrated exceptional problem-solving skills by proactively addressing and resolving complex HR issues, contributing to the improvement of operations management and strategic business direction
  • Developed and delivered training programs for managers and employees on HR best practices and protocols
  • Managed end-to-end HR operations, optimizing processes to enhance overall HR efficiency and employee performance
  • Formulated and implemented recruitment and hiring policies, promoting a transparent and equitable selection process that prioritizes merit and job relevance
  • Conducted exit interviews, capturing valuable feedback and insights, which informed ongoing improvements to HR strategies and employee retention efforts.

Education

Diploma of Education, Positive Psychology & Mindfulness -

Irish Mindfulness Academy
Dublin, Ireland
2021-06

High School Diploma -

ISS Slavkov U Brna
Czech Republic
2004-06

Skills

  • Trusted Business Partner
  • Executive Level Relationship Building
  • Executive Search Recruitment
  • Interview Preparation & Techniques
  • Senior Stakeholder Management
  • Global Talent Acquisition
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Positive Psychology & Mindfulness
  • Public Speaking

Affiliations

  • Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation & Positive Psychology fully qualified teacher
  • Music
  • Family
  • Animals & Nature

References

References available upon request.

Timeline

Principal Talent Acquisition Partner (Executive Recruitment) - EMEA & APJ

VMware
2022.02 - Current

Senior Recruiter

VMware
2019.08 - 2022.02

Global Development Recruiter

VMware
2015.04 - 2019.07

Recruitment Specialist

The Adecco Group
2014.03 - 2015.04

Recruitment/HR Specialist

Westone Engineering Service Ltd.
2012.03 - 2013.10

Reservation and Sales Agent

Marriott International
2011.02 - 2012.02

F&B Supervisor

Marriott International
2009.05 - 2011.02

HR Manager & Talent Acquisition Specialist

The Source Network CZ
2006.04 - 2009.04

Diploma of Education, Positive Psychology & Mindfulness -

Irish Mindfulness Academy

High School Diploma -

ISS Slavkov U Brna
Denisa Prochazkova