Myrto has been with DONE! since December 2015 and has experienced many startups, such as Casper, foodspring or N26, from the inside and is a specialist when it comes to hiring candidates. She explains what is important to her in recruiting and what companies should consider during their application process:

To me, every applicant is an A-candidate. I treat every applicant with the same appreciation – regardless of their qualifications. But this is not only my personal attitude. In my opinion, every company should take this respectful approach towards applicants to heart.

Especially nowadays, around the ‘War of Talents’, no company can afford not to react to negative responses from candidates after the application process or even to ignore uninteresting applications!

We have learned this very well from the retail trade: 9 out of 10 dissatisfied customers tell friends and acquaintances about their negative and bad experiences. This damages the company image and the company becomes unattractive as an employer in the long run.

Furthermore, every candidate and every interview is a valuable benchmark for decision-making. Even if an interview with a candidate was not successful, it gives you essential insights and brings you one step closer to the final setup. I have also often experienced it that someone was only ‘OK’ on paper, but finally turned out to be dynamite in the Face-2-Face.

In my experience, a quick hiring process is becoming more and more important for companies – coupled with strong relationship building with the candidates and a unique employer branding. As a result, exactly the opposite happens: Through the close and positive relationship with every candidate, they each become a brand ambassador and will recommend this company to their friends and acquaintances as an employer. There is no better way to advertise than to compete for talent.

Personal facts about Myrto:

Having an engineering background, I see solutions where others see problems. There’s no need to say what you need twice, consider it done! I‘m full of Greek temperament: loud, cheerful and carefree but also hard-working and confident. My motto is being loyal and dedicated to the people I respect. Cooking is my absolute passion and you’lI often find me trying to learn some new words in a foreign language. Sunlight and water are my power sources – therefore I am always willing to talk about how much I adore Berlin for reminding me even slightly of my homeland!

If you have any questions about Talent Acquisition or need support in recruiting, please contact Myrto (myrto@doneberlin.com)