Meet Lyto Linardi, Penta’s Talent Acquisition Team Lead

Oliver April 2021 Fintech Content Editor 4 min

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At Penta, the team’s mission is to revolutionize business banking and develop the best digital solutions to support our customers every day. In doing so, the team and the employees are the key drivers. And our key driver to attract and acquire the best talents for Penta is Lyto Linardi, our Talent Acquisition Team Lead

Our Penta team has grown strongly in the last months and years—Lyto has been supporting us for way more than a year. Lyto is the face of Penta that our employees and applicants meet first. Proudly we would like to introduce you to Lyto and her impressive work. And in conversation with her, we were also able to elicit a few insider tips that could be valuable for your application. 

Lyto Engages With Career Paths Every Day: What Did Yours Look Like?

I was born and raised in Greece, dropped out of school to live and work in different countries. Because sometimes doing what you love doesn’t require the traditional path to success. And I fell in love with business and HR and completed my Master of Science in HR & Knowledge Management at Lancaster University. After that I moved to Belgrade for an internship and here I am, 6 years later. 

Why Do You Love Penta and Our Work Atmosphere?

I love the mission! Larger banks have traditionally overlooked and disregarded our customer base while our clients are the backbone of every country’s economy. And did I mention prosperity? I love the people—my team is amazing, and I definitely enjoy seeing Penta grow, learn, adapt and succeed. But if I am being honest, I love Penta’s pets more than anything—you should check out Lili and Kobe on Glassdoor. 

Want to revolutionise fintech with us? As part of Penta, you can do just so.

What Are You Looking For in Your Talent Acquisition Team?

Definitely for colleagues who looove what they do, we are nerds when it comes to recruitment. We always look for ways to do this better, accommodate Penta’s growth but first and foremost we want every interaction candidates have with us to be transparent, compassionate and memorable. Does it happen all the time? Probably not—we are human after all. And we are avid supporters of diversity and  initiatives and want to make the interview process at Penta one of the best out there.

Do You Have Some Insider Tips You Would Give to Applicants?

Simply come as you are! :)
At Penta, we don’t just want to get to know you, but we want you to learn about who we are. We know interviewing is tough and sometimes feels robotic, so we have made the executive decision to keep it as humane as possible. Especially during COVID-19 where everything became even more virtual and inhumane, we decided to drop the fancy HR questions and structure the interviews to be open-ended discussions, so we can learn who you are as a person. 

We can build competencies, but we can’t build good character. So don’t stress during the interview, not everything needs to be perfect. We have seen it all—kids popping up, spouses coming through; but you get an extra point if an animal pops up in the background—mine certainly do. We want every person who decides to join us to feel as certain as possible that Penta is the right place for them and in order for that to happen, we need to be real with the candidates first.  

What’s the Fastest Way to Join the Penta Team?

In fact, I have never experienced a situation where we didn’t have several open roles announced. So the fastest way is to take a look here and find out what working in the Penta team is like on our career page. But you can also find open roles and experience a bit of Penta spirit on LinkedIn, Xing, kununu, Glassdoor and Joberty. As mentioned, Penta’s pets Lili and Kobe by themselves are reason enough for a visit.

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