Hi again from senior recruiter Sonali Kohli. This month we want to introduce you to another integral member of our team — Janelle Zagala, URL's chief of staff, who we are celebrating since she just earned her certification as a professional in human resources! Janelle answered some questions about her approach to recruiting:
What pieces of your identity do you bring to URL Media?
Although I come from an extended Filipino family, I look white and have undoubtedly benefited from that privilege in my education and throughout my career. I carry that awareness of my privilege into my work at URL which translates in my approach when working with clients who aim to create a more equitable workplace.
What trends are you seeing among candidates of color as they try to navigate work?
With the shift of companies building a diverse and equitable workplace, the desire for candidates of different backgrounds and experiences is at an all time high. Candidates of color are embracing their power by demanding what they are worth (and more!) and are seeking out companies that will authentically embrace them.
What's your one piece of advice for a manager who wants to hire with an eye toward diversifying the workplace?
Audit your job descriptions! Make sure they are inclusive, speak and appeal to candidates from diverse backgrounds. Make it known that your company values a diverse workforce.
To touch base with Janelle about professional opportunities, reach out on LinkedIn or email.