Spotlight on Clara: A truly international role

Spotlight on Clara: A truly international role

Clara is our HR Manager for Southeast Asia and South Korea, based in our APAC regional hub in Bangkok. Within the HR team, she’s busy building relationships with the renewables sector’s top talent and creating a great working environment for them to enjoy.

A relative newcomer to BayWa r.e., Clara has launched herself into the challenges of what is a truly international role. Working alongside inspirational colleagues across the whole region has opened her eyes to what can be achieved together.

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A learning journey

Joining us from the traditional energy sector, Clara was keen to engage with what makes renewables different. It’s not just the technology and service standards which set our sector apart; the entire culture and sense of purpose is a radical departure from what she was used to. It’s a welcome change, and she had her new colleagues to lean on for support.

“People here are driven to see their projects become reality. When I came here, I needed to absorb so much information; I worried people would think I was bothering them if I asked too many questions. That wasn’t the case at all, everyone was so happy to explain how things worked, to share their knowledge and the pride they take in their work. This sounds strange, but it’s great to hear people talking about their jobs all day!”

It wasn’t only the nuances of clean energy she relished learning about. She’s also discovering how diverse and unique every country across the region is. “Working across countries South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand has shown me a world of subtle differences. We work with 22 to different nationalities – 14 in Thailand alone!”

Some things which are obvious to one culture might take some translating into another. That’s a big part of HR’s job, and it’s helping Clara broaden her perspective in ways she’d never thought possible.

This is a beautiful region in which to live and work, and I’m lucky to be able to enjoy the vibrant and diverse culture that’s all around me.

Clara
HR Manager, Thailand

Creating futureproof workplaces

When she was younger, Clara aspired to work in fields like law or translation. You could say she’s doing a little of both here at BayWa r.e. A grounding in psychology gives her a deep understanding of how someone’s physical environment impacts their mental health. With this knowledge, she strives to craft a workplace where our teams can realize their full potential.

Right now, it’s learning and development that’s keeping her busy. With her colleagues, she’s working on learning and development programs for new and more established employees alike, as well as establishing a framework and guidelines in line with evolving best practice.

“By making sure our people have the tools they need to advance their careers, we can help create and grow a stable and supportive professional environment.”

“My focus was always to help people, that’s what brought me to HR. Your workplace where you spend so many hours each day has a big impact on you. People have to feel comfortable where they work. If we make these workplaces even better, it helps our teams make the world better.”

That’s the crux of what Clara is trying to achieve at BayWa r.e. Alongside her team, she’s creating open, transparent, and respectful environments where people can speak their mind, no matter where they sit in the hierarchy.

Clara is enjoying this opportunity to expand both her professional and personal horizons in this new and vibrant environment.

It’s an opportunity to learn not only differing cultures, but also different ways of negotiating, of giving feedback, sometimes even fundamentally different ways of seeing the world.

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We’re building the strongest teams in the global renewables sector. We have a world of opportunities at BayWa r.e. so why not take a look at our various teams and discover the next step in your career.
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We have positions right now for those who want to create a brighter tomorrow. Browse our open renewable energy jobs and find the next big step in your career. Change your life with BayWa r.e.
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Our Workplace

A career in renewable energy lets you put your skills to the best possible use and remain true to who you are. Learn how you can fit into our global mission and fight climate change alongside gifted colleagues.
Find out more

Our Teams

We’re building the strongest teams in the global renewables sector. We have a world of opportunities at BayWa r.e. so why not take a look at our various teams and discover the next step in your career.
Find out more

Job Opportunities

We have positions right now for those who want to create a brighter tomorrow. Browse our open renewable energy jobs and find the next big step in your career. Change your life with BayWa r.e.
Find out more

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