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Interview with Frank Roelofs, Knowledge Manager

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 15:42
Frank RoelofsTell us a bit about your career at Leaseweb so far?  My career at Leaseweb started as a Trainee in the Technical Support department, a little under four years ago. As a Trainee, I was part of a group of 14 learning how to deal with incidents, on mostly Linux distros on Dedicated Servers among other things. It was interesting learning a lot of technical skills.  During my first year at Leaseweb, I was working in shifts and […]
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Performance development tools to support company culture

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:54
performance developmentOn April 4th Leaseweb hosted an event in collaboration with TruQu where we discussed and presented our roadmap and philosophy about performance development. Before making the presentation, I reflected on how we are already supporting our global employees at Leaseweb. One thing stands out: it all starts with culture. At Leaseweb we recognize a few […]
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Finding the missing ingredients in Customer Care

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 12:18
customer careDuring my years as a chef, one of the main things I learned was the importance of being organized and making sure that your team is prepared for any situation. Organizing a chaotic and messy environment is crucial in the kitchens, and you can’t ignore problems or pretend the mess isn’t there, or else it […]
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Svenja joins other tech leaders on Toolbox for #IWD2019

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 14:27
International Women’s Day (IWD) began in 1911 when more than a million people came together in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland to celebrate women and their social, economic, cultural and political achievements. Now, more than a century later, IWD is celebrated all over the world and serves as a call to action for accelerating gender […]
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Ivo Költze on MadTech and hosting trends

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 15:35
MadTechLet’s start with a quick intro, tell us about yourself? My name is Ivo Költze, and I am an Acquisition Manager (which combines business development & partner management) for Leaseweb Deutschland. I’ve been working for Leaseweb since August 2016 and I love it – it’s a lot of fun to work for this international and […]
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After an exciting year, Leaseweb USA receives recognition as one of Virginia’s “Best Places to Work”

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:40
Leaseweb USAThroughout 2018, the Leaseweb USA team accomplished a number of different milestones, one of which included officially moving our U.S. headquarters to Virginia. This move has inspired a large recruiting drive that has been fueled by the rich talent in Northern Virginia and the surrounding area. The move has also put an increased focus on […]
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Go remote! How to embrace remote workers

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:31
remote workersSince the start of the information age, worldwide connectivity has influenced our lives in almost infinite ways and does not appear to be slowing down any time soon. It has created a vast number of ways for us to communicate and collaborate with people around the world. Knowledge is available to anyone with an internet […]
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Developing Customer Success through improved communication

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 16:39
Cinzia Customer SuccessI joined Leaseweb as a Customer Care Representative in August 2017 from a background of customer-facing roles. I felt I could contribute significantly to the company and its clients as I have a strong understanding of maximizing customer and company values. Within 3 and a half months of joining Leaseweb, I moved into the Customer […]
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Preparing Leaseweb for Brexit

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:23
preparing for BrexitLike many global companies active in the UK, Leaseweb is also preparing itself for the impending Brexit. In the last few weeks some progress in the Brexit negotiations has been made, although it is still not certain what kind of Brexit will actually happen (hard Brexit, soft Brexit, no deal Brexit, delayed Brexit, or maybe […]
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From managing events to facilitating ceremonies

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 16:18
scrum master hannahUp until recently, my career has been a straight line. I studied ‘Trade Fair, Congress and Event Management’ in Ravensburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg at a Cooperative State University – the first higher education institution in Germany to integrate academic studies with workplace training. Following my studies, I went on to work in the events industry. I have […]
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Carving out my supply chain career path

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 16:49
Leaseweb Viking RunI wrote this blog post to share my development story so far, which has involved working in two very different but equally enjoyable roles. What’s been great for me is that I’ve ended up in a position which I never envisioned when I joined, and Leaseweb has really supported my change in direction. I now […]
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Looking back at the Leaseweb Texel Airshow 2018

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 16:13
Thanks to everybody for making this year’s Leaseweb Texel Airshow a success, we really enjoyed having you and hoped you had as much fun as we did. For all those who missed it, we have created this fantastic after movie to try and encompass the excitement of the day! Every three years, Leaseweb sponsors the […]
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SAP HANA Is Fast but Too Pricey?

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:44
sap hana fast priceyOver the course of the past year, a number of our Leaseweb teams set out to undertake the largest software transformation in the recent history of the company. The goal was to implement several SAP software products, including SAP HANA. Throughout this journey, we experienced the highs and lows that accompany any major undertaking, but […]
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Embrace Your Natural Talent for True Career Success

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 09:52
Career Success  Most people have tried at some point to be someone they’re not. Sometimes it’s because we like the change, and sometimes it’s because we feel like we have to change in order to fit in. When I was a little boy, I loved playing football. While I was a decent central defender and right […]
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Scrum Can Help Your Projects Take Flight

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:04
ScrumWith founders who began their careers as professional pilots, the history and culture of Leaseweb have close ties to the principles of Aviation. So when deciding on a development methodology, Scrum became the natural choice because it fits well with these principles. In Jeff Sutherland’s book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in […]
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Win a ticket to attend SHA2017

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 15:34
SHA2017 is a non profit outdoor Hacker camp taking place in the Netherlands on August 4 – 8, 2017. Yesterday they’ve reached the maximum amount of tickets and SHA2017 is sold out! About 3000 people are expected to join this year to participate in interesting projects, talks, and activities. You can find more information here. Are you interested […]
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Still happy at Leaseweb after all these years

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 09:29
Working for LeasewebI have been working for Leaseweb for more than 7 years, and I’m still enjoying every day. But in all this time, I have yet to write a blog post about my experience, or reasons for staying at the company for all these years. So here’s my story. I joined Leaseweb in 2010 as a […]
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Throwback to My First 5 Months in Singapore

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:29
Leaseweb Singapore“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself’” – Henry Ford Now that I have spent 5 months working and living in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, I thought it would be a good point to write a follow-up to my previous piece ‘’My Journey from the […]
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Finding My Way to the Land of Windmills

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 13:28
NetherlandsI recently moved from South Africa to join Leaseweb as a Scrum Master. As expected, this was a big step filled with many challenges and sometimes overwhelming uncertainty. My journey started with the interview process. After two online interviews, I was invited for a face to face interview at the Leaseweb head office in the […]
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From hosting to hosting

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 09:24
TraineeWhen I was younger, I had always envisioned a career in the hospitality industry: luxury hotels, fine dining, and amazing locations where I would be the host to welcome guests. Little did I know 6 years ago that ‘hosting’ could have a completely different meaning. After high school, I started my education with an MBO+ […]
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