Meet the Team: Felice Sicoli, Talent Acquisition Manager

Through a Q&A-style interview, you will hear from VIA team members about things like a typical day at the office and favorite foods.

What does a typical day at VIA look like for you?

In Talent Acquisition, each day tends to be quite unique. I have the pleasure of speaking with new applicants, learning about their career ambitions, and showcasing what VIA has to offer as a “top employer”. To me, this means a company that cares about its employees mental health and wellbeing, professional development, and is committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion. Additionally, I get to collaborate with colleagues from different areas of the company on projects and process improvements to ensure that we provide the best candidate experience and hire a diverse and qualified workforce. 

How has the adoption of a hybrid work set up been for you?

I started my career at VIA fully remote, in a role that requires a lot of interaction with various stakeholders. Luckily, the entire onboarding experience was thoughtfully put together and I was able to quickly ramp up on procedures and tools. The opportunities I have had to meet colleagues in person, at the office, or at team events, have been outstanding! They were well organized, ensuring we had lots of fun while staying safe!

What’s something you have worked on at VIA that you are most proud of?

In my short time at VIA, I’ve had the opportunity to provide and execute on multiple process improvements. One in particular that stands out to me was related to the technical take home assignment process – it was a bit elaborate and time consuming for candidates and employees alike. I proposed that we centralize the process by adopting a software as a service that would streamline the candidate experience and automate the reviewing and scoring of assignments. In collaboration with the team, we identified and tested several platform vendors, and are in the process of fully integrating an automated code assessment tool at VIA.

What’s your favorite VIA memory?

My favorite memory is our summer picnic in Montreal. It was the first opportunity I had to meet several team members in person and connect over good food, drinks, and games – it was a fantastic afternoon!  

If you were given an extra hour in your day, what would you spend it doing?

Enjoying the outdoors and improving my golf game! 

What is your go-to food?

That’s a hard one as I love so many foods from various parts of the world. To name a few: sushi, bún bò huế, and authentic Italian pasta!

What’s something everyone may not, but should, know about working at VIA?

At VIA, we live and breathe our core values. Yes, you will find them on our walls and website, but we also believe in the importance of referring to them and providing feedback about how people demonstrate them in their everyday work.

What’s one fun fact that you have learned about the clean energy industry that you didn’t know before joining VIA?

A one hour power outage could cost some companies over a million dollars. 

If you could pick one word to describe the VIA team, what would it be?