A globetrotter worth the circus – welcome, Gen!

26.06.2020

At TSCNET Services we support Europe’s transmission system operators (TSOs) as both service providers and groundbreakers on a partnership basis. To master this tough task, we need experts from very different fields to work hand in hand. The Human Resources department plays a key role in identifying the right people with the right skills for our growing company and bringing them together to form a powerful team. US expert Trisha McFarlane once said that HR is “fun, risky, mesmerizing, captivating, and unique – the closest comparison I could make is that it is like a circus”. So, the ideal candidate would have to be someone with years of circus experience, especially at one of the best and best known circuses in the world. Well, here she is: Geneviève Retzlaff, called Gen, the new HR & Development Manager in our Corporate Services business unit.

Gen is originally from the French-speaking part of Canada and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Human Resources from the Université du Québec en Outaouais. She gained professional experience as a Head of HR at a visual effects studio, worked for seven years for the world famous Cirque du Soleil as HR business partner and recently started to work as a coach and HR consultant. Many pieces of a mosaic, which together create optimal conditions to form a team of individuals from different cultural backgrounds and contribute to maximizing the efficiency of all HR-related processes.

Gen’s experiences and expertise will also play a decisive role at TSCNET to master the challenges of the future with talented and motivated employees. During her time with Cirque du Soleil she travelled no less than 42 countries and worked in 182 cities. Always on the road with a huge cast of very different people and tons of luggage, constantly faced with new adversities, and yet the perfect show must be put on night after night. In power supply, the safety net and protective measures are more important than the breathtaking jump from the trapeze, but we are still looking forward to the one or other successful feat with Gen. “Bienvenue chez TSCNET!”

TSCNET Services welcomes Geneviève Retzlaff, called Gen, the new HR & Development Manager