Employee Spotlight: Des
Leading a talent acquisition team is more than just filling vacancies. This role is a strategic position that is tasked with spearheading all recruitment activities and ensuring that the team provides top talents to our clients. Finding specialists, leaders, or future executives for a company, focusing on long-term HR planning, and selecting the best professionals for specific positions. Des, Yempo’s Talent Acquisition Manager, gives us a glimpse of her work experience, values, and aspirations for the future.
Can you describe your role at Yempo?
As TA Manager, I spearhead all recruitment activities of Yempo. It is my responsibility to ensure the team provides top talent to our clients, builds a professional relationship with each client and candidate, and that the team, as a whole, is always performing. As a manager, I also look after the well-being of each of my team members. While it is important that we are all always at the top of our games, it is as important for me that my team members are happy and healthy – all physically, mentally, emotionally. Especially, with the challenges imposed by the pandemic, by working-from-home for an extended time.
When did you start working at Yempo?
I have been with Yempo for 7 months. I started in March 2021.
What can Yempo employees contact you about?
Yempo employees can reach out to us for any recruitment-related concerns – whether they want to know more about the vacancies, refer friends/relatives, or just ask for updates. In fact, we encourage them to reach out to us and refer.
Can you share any latest projects you’re working on in 2021?
Since I joined, I have been working on process improvements that aim to help streamline our processes.
What do you love most about your job?
I love that in my own small ways, I’m able to help with our country’s unemployment. It’s truly an honor to witness our candidates’ happiness when they hear the news that they have been considered for the role that they are applying for. I also feel fulfilled every time we successfully onboard a new client and their first employee.
What are your strongest skills?
I believe I’m generally good with people management and coordination (I think it helps that you are also passionate about it, or about anything that you are doing.). With the experience that I have with recruitment, I can also say that it has become my strongest skill to do recruitment management.
What was a challenge you experienced at Yempo and how was it solved?
We have been busier since Yempo started gaining 40-50 vacancies but as I always say, it’s definitely a good problem! Also, I’m proud that though we were short-staffed for quite some time given that we still had to hire and wait for our new team member to join, Nic and I were actually able to handle things well and still fill a good number of vacancies.
What do you like best about Yempo’s culture?
I love that Yempo has an employee-centric culture. It looks after the employees’ growth, general well-being, and overall employee experience & satisfaction.
Which core value (commitment, excellence, community) is the most important to you? Why?
Commitment – you can be and do anything that you put your mind to or commit to be/do. So I believe, all else will follow and fall into place the moment you decide to COMMIT – to yourself, family, friends, work, and LIFE.
Where do you see your career 5 years from now?
Hopefully managing an even bigger or ever-growing recruitment team.
Do you have quotes, advice, or mottos that you follow that might inspire other Yempo employees?
Pray. Be grateful. Be kind.