Meet a Nilar Employee – Nils Baehre

What is your job title?

How would you describe yourself?
I would describe myself as a joyful individual who laughs easily and enjoys being in social settings. At the same time, I am ambitious and reliable, which I believe are important qualities in both personal and professional contexts.

What led you to work in the energy storage industry?
I had been following Nilar for a long time, thus when the opportunity to join the company came up, it felt like the obvious choice. What attracted me were several things, partly the battery industry in general, but above all the opportunity to be part of an organization that wants to create an innovative product. Furthermore, it felt particularly interesting from an HR perspective to contribute to the growth journey.

What is the most common misconception about your role?
I think a common misconception about HR is that we are expected to know the workplace regulations, laws and collective agreements by heart. There may be some incredible people out there who do, but I’m not quite there yet. However, in most cases I do know how to get answers to questions, and how to interpret and apply them. Many areas can also be complicated and difficult to define with a simple answer.

What is the coolest thing you are working on right now?
I have just started a really cool project. We are currently developing a recruitment strategy that will help us attract talented individuals from different backgrounds. We are actively working to create an inclusive workplace where diversity and differences are seen as strengths, and recruitment is a crucial part of this.

To give a more concrete example, my boss and I just finished a workshop on values and feedback with one of our departments here at Nilar. It’s amazing to see the engagement that exists, and it’s very energizing to be part of the group’s development.

What motivates you?
I am motivated by being part of the development of individuals and the organization. To elaborate, it could for example be to carry out a recruitment process and follow an employee’s journey within the company, and to see that it’s a great match for both parties. It can also be to support a manager in a personnel-related matter and then with time see that it has had a positive effect on the individual or the group.

Early mistakes that you learnt from in your career?
I learn something new every day, so it’s difficult to point out a specific occasion or event. However, I believe that over the years as a professional, you build up greater confidence in yourself and your abilities. Above all, by daring to argue for one’s cause and stand up for one’s opinions. It is not always easy to do that as a recent graduate or junior in a role, but my perception is that people often have more potential and can contribute more than they think. I’ve carried that with me throughout my career.

Your favorite hobby?
I have quite a few interests, but something that stands out is mainly football and travelling. It’s perfect when they can be combined, which is almost always the case. It has taken me to many unexpected places both in Sweden and around the world. I also play soccer myself and think it’s great fun to compete in anything.

What’s the best thing about working at Nilar?
My favorite thing about working at Nilar is above all the people. It’s amazing to be surrounded daily by people who are very skilled at what they do, while also being more than happy to share their experiences and knowledge in their field. I am constantly learning and growing here.