This is the first post in our new series, Meet the People Behind PeopleDoc, where we peel back the curtain on what makes PeopleDoc a truly great company—our employees.
Describe your role at PeopleDoc
I’m the Business Development Manager for North America. I’m responsible for coaching and developing our business development representatives. We work together to spread awareness about PeopleDoc’s solutions and connect prospects with our Account Executives. My team reaches out to companies who express an interest in PeopleDoc and explains what our platform does and how it can benefit their business.
How long have you worked at PeopleDoc?
124 amazing days (that’s 6 months!) But who’s counting??
Life at PeopleDoc
What do you like most about working at PeopleDoc?
When I interviewed with Jonathan [PeopleDoc’s CEO], I asked him, “What’s the most important thing to you?” And he replied, “That the employees are happy.” I was sold. When I started, it was refreshing to see that not only does PeopleDoc say “be happy,” but we do it. Everyone really is happy. There are no Monday blues or TGIFs with people running out the door.
How would you describe life at PeopleDoc in 3 words?
Innovative, always-moving (is that a word?) and growing.
What’s the most exciting thing about being a Business Development Manager?
The most exciting thing for me is having an impact on an individual’s career. I have the unique opportunity to help my team members be the best version of themselves that they can be.
There’s no cookie-cutter approach to sales, so it’s exciting to help a Business Development Representative figure out what their unique style is, what makes them stand out and be successful.
What do you like most about working in technology?
I like that it’s always changing and that the products we create help make life easier for people. I used to work in the file room at a past job and we had an actual rolling ladder so you could reach boxes of paper files stacked up to the ceiling. I used to wish for an easier way to pull files. Now, you can pull up everything you need with a button. If people embrace technology the right way, it can help them tremendously in their day-to-day.
The Fun Stuff
What are some fun facts about you?
I’m a serial reader. At any given time, I’m reading 3 or 4 books. Right now, I’m reading Like a Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything, The Sales Enablement Playbook and The Hate U Give.
I’m an avid Yelper. I write reviews for everything. Most recently, I reviewed Black Tap Burger. The burger salad was amazing. Next up is the unicorn ice cream from Taiyaki.
I have a big desire to pay it forward. I feel like if I do, good things will come my way. Every month I try to donate time, energy or money to some sort of charitable endeavor, especially homelessness or raising mental health awareness. I’m also a huge advocate for blood donation.
I’m a born-and-raised New Yorker, there’s not many of us these days!
What’s your favorite thing to do in New York City?
Discover new restaurants. My friend and I have a long list that we’re working through, we go to a new one at least once a month. I also love to act like a tourist in my own city. I’ve even done the double-decker bus tour!
When you’re not at PeopleDoc you are _____?
Exploring NYC, reading, spending time with my family, or cooking up something in my airfryer. Last weekend I made chicken wings in it. Jerk, buffalo, lemon pepper garlic. (Editor’s note: If you don’t already know about the airfryer, check this out!).
Last movie you saw?
Sleepless. Although I love Jamie Foxx, it wasn’t great acting.
Last TV show you binged on?
She’s Gotta Have It. But Stranger Things was a better binge.
Last concert you went to?
Xscape, the reunion tour
You just won a free ticket to anywhere in the world, where do you go?
Island hopping in Greece
Jolene Nicotina is the Content Marketing Manager for North America at PeopleDoc, Inc. She works on making sure HR professionals have all the latest information they need related to HR service delivery, HR technology, and PeopleDoc, Inc. Prior to PeopleDoc, Jolene worked in marketing communications for the healthcare technology industry.