Taulian Spotlight: Shivani Kotecha

December 18, 2013 Allison Carpio

Meet Shivani Kotecha!

Fresh out of college, Shivani kicked off her career with us as a Human Resources Intern in August 2013. Just recently, she leveled up to a full-fledged Human Resources Specialist and we couldn’t be happier. Get to know a little more about this dancing queen in our very first Taulian Spotlight!

Just how special is it to be a Human Resources Specialist?

It’s actually pretty special! I make sure all new hires are set up for success when they start at Taulia and ensure job satisfaction for all employees. I also make sure everyone gets paid (you’re welcome, Taulians!), and is covered by our company benefits. What’s really exciting is being the Taulia Fun Officer where I get to plan our monthly Taulia Thursday event. Every last Thursday of the month, we throw a happy hour at 4pm and celebrate the month we had. In November, we had a Thanksgiving feast and Belgian beer tasting--it’s always a great time!

When you’re not onboarding new employees and making sure we all get paid, what are you doing in your spare time?

I looooove dancing! I have 11 years of Indian classical dance training and joined a competitive dance team throughout college. In college, we competed against other teams across the state and won first place--and I was the captain! From there, we advanced to the final round in New York City called The Best of the Best as one the top 3 teams in the nation. It was such a thrilling experience! Dancing has been a huge part of my life and I’ve always wanted to open up my own dance studio. Maybe someday! (Editor's note: I'm sure we all wouldn't be mad if the common area of the Taulia office turned into a dance studio once a week!)

What excites you about being at Taulia every day?

Definitely the people and the culture! Coming straight out of college, I’m really excited to being able to learn SO much every single day that I’m here. The people here are amazing and everyone in the company is very community-like. The environment is very fun yet weird--you’re certainly able to be yourself!

If you could switch roles with anyone in the company for a day, who would it be?

I would want to switch roles with someone in each department so I can learn what everyone does. In HR, I interact with everyone in different departments, and I want to understand what their roles are like to make me a better HR Specialist!

What has been your most memorable moment at Taulia so far?

The Oktoberfest Party! It was about halfway into my internship and I just started getting to know everybody. Not only was I part of the fabulous planning committee, but I finally got to meet all the remote employees I’ve worked with in real life and match names to faces. It was one of the first times I really saw our culture as a whole, and I'll never forget that! 
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