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Caroline Forster

HR Generalist

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Caroline Forster, HR Generalist

With a degree in law and outstanding social skills, Caroline makes the perfect match for our HR department.

While preferably skiing on nice weather days and avoiding the cold, Caroline puts a maximum of flexibility into her job: For her, no day is like the other – that’s what makes working for SPAR ICS so special.

INTERVIEW WITH CAROLINE

When did you start working for SPAR ICS?

I am with the SPAR group for about five now, and I started working for SPAR ICS about two years ago.


What did you do before you started at SPAR ICS?

After finishing University with a degree in law and spending mandatory time at the court, I started my career in the human resources department at SPAR.


What is your job at SPAR ICS?

As an HR Generalist, I am responsible for recruiting new staff and handling all HR relevant topics. I am the first contact for everyone that applies at SPAR ICS while internal I am the link between Human Resources, management and our employees. 


What does your typical working day look like?

My working days are full of surprises and new challenges. I do have fixed appointments and responsibilities within my “daily business”, but a lot of the times, I rarely have an idea of what will expect me throughout the day. I am constantly confronted with new people and different topics, which makes my working days exciting and rich in variety.

Tell us about your most exciting working day at SPAR ICS so far.

I am maximally motivated whenever I notice that I did a good job – it motivates me to see new colleagues at our monthly welcoming introducing themselves or getting positive feedback from my colleagues.


What do you appreciate most working for SPAR ICS?

For me, it is vital to work independently. Therefore, it needs a lot of trust from both sides – the employee and the company, which is definitely the case at SPAR ICS.

SPENDING TIME WITH PEOPLE

Caroline loves socializing – in private as well as in her professional surrounding.

This makes her the perfect match to be our first contact at SPAR ICS for everyone that applies for a job.

Another big passion of hers: Traveling and planning holiday trips. As much as she likes her job and as beautiful she finds the Salzburg region – every now and then, she is drawn to more tropical temperatures.

What is your favourite private activity?

I meet friends and family, I go to the movies, I love reading a good book and planning my next holiday trip. And to free my mind, I really enjoy playing the piano now and then. 


Which job had your parents in mind for you?

Actually, I always had free choice. When I was a kid, I always imagined working in a creative field one day, which wouldn’t have been a problem for my parents at all. But I also think that they didn’t mind watching me taking a different path.

If you could choose a county to live in, which would it be?

There has to be a lot of sunshine, warm temperatures – I am not a winter-fan, if at all, I am a nice-weather skier. 


What would be worth getting up in the middle of the night?

Whenever a close friend, family member or colleague needs help.

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