Discover the human being behind the professional.

WHO AM I, WHAT DRIVES ME

AND A SNEAK PEEK OF MY B SIDE

 

 

 

 

Lego Stormtrooper - Photo by Ciprian Boiciuc on Unsplash

 

Paulo Almeida | Business Intelligence consultant gone Talent Acquisition and IT Staffing business manager. Like everything related with Technology, Human Capital and Business. Chronic Kidney Disease advocate.

 

A deeper look into who I am.

After an initial fly by in IT support, web development, programming and R&D during my college years, I joined the biggest Portuguese IT professional services company where I began by being part of some business intelligence and analytics projects.
Early on, my computer science and business management academic background kicked in and pushed me into business related professional areas that then led me into Talent Management. This path, besides allowing to learn more about myself, also drove me to discover new roles and subjects that I never thought of.
Currently I’m a senior business manager and head of Tools & Innovation at Novabase Neotalent. Whenever opportunity passes on, I provide career and talent professional services to both individuals and businesses. I love and practice Archery and I’m the co-founder of Pelo Rim, an online nonprofit community devoted to prevent and teach about kidney disease.

 

 

MY JOURNEY

 

 

The meaning of (my) life

No deed is too small if it is embedded with the intent to leave a positive dent in the universe. Each day I try my best to do just that. I believe knowledge is meant to be expanded and shared. Since I realized that my professional purpose and sweet spot lives in the crossroad of technology, talent and business, I’ve been learning, developing projects and broadcasting knowledge in areas such as career management, talent acquisition, talent development, HR tech and business transformation. All this comprehends a greater meaning since I’ve been given the opportunity to have a second chance in life after I got a kidney transplant with one of my wife’s kidney. So, here I am giving back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My other side and some fun facts!

I have 3 kidneys (my two originals that don’t work plus one that does all the work, given to me by my wife ). I pratice archery and participate in national competions. I shoot arrows with a recurve bow to a target at 70m (well at least I try to). I’m a huge fan of Lego (everything is awesome!), puzzles (the fastest was a miniature 1000 pcs under 24h, the biggest a 136 x 96cm 4000 pcs) and Star Wars (yes… I have a light saber, with purple light, sound and everything!). I like aeroplanes (for sometime I which I was a pilot) and astronomy (I wonder if I’ll ever turn this interest into my fifth activity). My favourite food is codfish, I don’t have kids but I do have a very small dog (I don’t even believe it qualifies as a dog given how small it is). It’s called Beca, that doubles as a common female short name and as a slang portuguese word that means “tinny piece”, which suits well since Beca is kind of a “tinny piece of a dog”.

 

 

 

What I’ve done and what I know about

Check out what I’ve been up to and the expertise I’ve gathered over the years.

I try to keep my work log up to date in this website but you can also check my

LinkedIn profile for some additional detail or get in touch with me.

 

 

 

Featured Blog Posts

I’m a recruiter. Now what?

My experience and some tips for those who recently embarked a recruiter mission journey, coming from a not so obvious previous role.

Back in 1999, when I was finishing my computer science and business management degree, I never thought I would be working in a recruitment and staffing business….

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Employees must come first

Pressure will challenge the ability to act the way you should and push you to act the way you have to, but employees deserve growth beyond companies.

In any recruitment business or role, the candidate must be at the center and every effort must be to provide that candidate with the most suitable mission….

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Tips when Adopting a Sourcer and Recruiter Model

There has been a lot of discussing on how to structure a recruitment team. This is my take and experience on the ancient "sourcer and recruiter" war.

There has been some discussing about recruitment team organization, sourcing vs recruiting roles, sourcing definition and how organizations can slice (or not) 360 degrees. Although I defended and…

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My Sweet Spot

Never before I felt so sure with the path laying in front of me. What I do, work with and see myself doing, it all seams clear. I found my sweet spot.

A few weeks ago, one of my LinkedIn connections reached out to me about something I mention on my LinkedIn profile summary “I can narrow my professional sweet…

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Career, Talent Aquisition, Staffing and Business Manager

I focus my work and services in the crossroad of Technology, Human Capital and Business. I truly enjoy engage with new open-minded people,

share, learn and get busy with new ideas and projects. Whether you seek career advise, talent services, management consulting services

or simply want to exchange some thoughts, let’s have a quick chat to see how can I help you.

 

LET’S WORK TOGETHER