This time we have a special interview, as our “victim” is the first intern to make it to Agro-Know in the context of the Internship Programme that we publish every now and then. Athina Makri is currently supporting the AK Admin department and facilitates the existing processes with her experience and energy! She was kind enough to share information about herself with the Agro-Know team through a detailed email and she was also kind enough to provide her feedback to our usual questions, which follow in the form of a mini-interview.
1. You are the first intern to join the AK team so this makes you one of a kind!… Click to read the full post
The Admin (Admin) is one of the four Agro-Know Departments. Since 2009 Admin team in Agro-Know is evolving and growing inside and together with Agro-Know itself. Our fours teams are supporting Agro-Know in all its businesses:
1) Office management. For the last 1.5 years we are having two offices with 25 people working in them full-time or part-time. Office management team is supporting all the logistics, secretary works, provisions of consumables etc. In two words – keeping the everyday work environment and work process smooth and flawless. Athina Makri undertakes all these tasks and many more.
2) Project Management Office. Probably the oldest admin team with its rules, workflows, etc. … Click to read the full post
It has been quite a long time since we last interviewed any of our team members; and in the meantime we had some new arrivals in the team! This time, we are interviewing Christina Papachristou, a person that has undertaken responsibilities in the Human Resources team of Agro-Know.
Christina was kind enough to provide us with her responses to our questions, so let’s take some time and go through them!
You are one of the latest interns of Agro-Know. How did you find us at first place and what drew your attention in the Agro-Know job opening?
My archives tell me that I found you through a search engine machine, as I was searching for a fresh and exciting opportunity in HR.… Click to read the full post
One of the Greek New Year’s traditions is for families to gather and celebrate the new year by sharing pieces/slices of a sweet cake, called the New Year’s pie (I am sure that this tradition exists in several other countries as well, with some variations maybe). What makes this cake special is the fact that it contains a lucky coin and guess what? The one who finds it in his/her piece, is supposed to have luck throughout the year (at least more luck than the rest)!
As the new year is dynamically here, we managed to gather at the Agro-Know offices yesterday with only a couple of (justified) absences and arranged a mini party to celebrate the occasion and see who is going to be the lucky one this year (as well as find some time for informal discussions).… Click to read the full post
Following up on the AK trainings’ topic, my time came for organizing and delivering a seminar to my colleagues. The seminar was about using our WordPress-based blog (the one that you are reading now!), in an effort for me to persuade my colleagues to start sharing their news and updates through this corporate blog. The effort for delivering the course was a long story but for several reasons it was always postponed. This time we managed to organize everything in only a couple of days and yesterday I found myself presenting my slides before nine of my colleagues who expressed interest in attending the seminar – I would like to thank each one of them for their interest in the specific training.… Click to read the full post
The European Data Forum (EDF) 2014 took place between 19-20 of March 2014 and it was only one of the data-related events that would take place during the 6-month Greek presidency of the EU Council. According to the website of the event, “The European Data Forum (EDF) is an annual meeting place for industry, research, policy makers, and community initiatives to discuss the challenges and opportunities of data in Europe, especially in the light of recent developments such as Open Data, Linked Data and Big Data“. This is at the heart of what we are currently working on in AK; we are getting deeper and deeper in the open, linked and big data, always in the agricultural context.… Click to read the full post