As part of our ongoing series on great tech companies to work for, Women Love Tech writer Emma Crameri chatted with some of the staff members at Talent International. And it soon became apparent why the tech and digital recruitment specialist is a recipient of Gallup’s global Top 40 Exceptional Workplace Awards for the third year. Here’s what the Talent team at the Sydney HQ had to say:
April Marcot – Head of People and Culture
“As the Head of People and Culture at Talent, I love my job. It is focused on all the ways we can make work better for all our people. We are focused on high performance, learning and growth, and bringing our whole selves to work, leading to the best people experience possible.”
“Our value of “give a damn” resonates most with our people. We care about each other, our candidates and our clients deeply. It sets the tone and culture of our entire organisation. We appreciate and value people for who they are. We support, encourage and give our people the opportunity to do the best work of their lives at Talent, and we have a whole lot of fun doing it.”
Rosie Willson – Account Manager
“I have been at Talent for almost 5 years and it feels like a second home. The people, culture and environment are second to none, and it is truly a place where you can be your authentic self. We are given resources to support our mental health (life street and head space subscriptions are given to all employees and contractors), opportunities to give back (Talent RISE) and of course opportunities to have fun (team lunches and company conferences). We are constantly encouraged by supportive and engaging leaders who always encourage us to strive for better, lead the way and give a damn.”
Diana To – Customer Experience Manager
“For me, I feel that this is the first time in my career where I can really be myself and have a purpose at work. I’m constantly being presented with challenges and opportunities where I have really been able to flourish and broaden my knowledge. It is also great when you are working with such a supportive manager and team, we have such a great culture at Talent.”
Chloe O’Toole – Head of Marketing
“I love working at Talent because as a marketer working for such a bold and refreshing brand, I have total freedom to explore exciting and new directions in my work. We have an incredible global team who are hugely passionate about our brand, what it stands for and most importantly the experiences we provide our customers – working in such a highly engaged environment is invigorating and inspiring.”
Tamanna Mehreen – Senior Payroll Officer
“The defining feature of Talent International is their trust towards their staff to do the right thing. Having the freedom to work autonomously and deliver the best results without micro-management. I also love the opportunities for flexible working arrangements such as working from home. I have found it extremely beneficial as a mum of a young boy.”
“After COVID-19 our working environment has changed a lot and our work process have focused towards using more technologies. We have all enjoyed using new technologies, which made our work easier. Our management always makes us feel we are a part of company decisions.”
Definitely cannot go without talking about our employee health benefits, weekly social gatherings and our adventurous conferences (once in a lifetime experience). As Talent employees we have access to Life Street, an employee assistance programme that provides incredible mental health support and other resources as necessary. These benefits speak for themselves and as the good old saying goes, “A happy worker is always a productive worker.”
Women In Tech: Are we there yet? Event
Women Love Tech is proud to be the media partner of Talent International in Sydney on June 23, 2021 for their event: Women In Tech: Are We There Yet? The event, which will be hosted by author and journalist Georgie Dent, will focus on what we still need to achieve for women in tech.
“While progress has been made in recent years, women working in technology roles are still significantly outnumbered and face a myriad of challenges in their careers,” said Georgie, who is a Contributing Editor at Women’s Agenda. “Despite many conversations about gender diversity in tech, women are still underrepresented, underpaid, and often discriminated against in the tech industry, numbers show. I am looking forward to facilitating this important discussion to get a live reading on the challenges faced by women working in technology in 2021 and gathering data to contribute to a report that has the power to influence business leaders around the world.”
If you would like to be part of this special event, you can purchase tickets online: https://events.humanitix.com/women-in-tech-are-we-there-yet
Proceeds from the event will be donated to Women In Tech, which is an international organisation helping close the gender gap and help women embrace technology.
About Talent International
Talent International is a leading tech and digital recruitment specialist. With a presence across 16 cities and annual revenue close to $750 million, the company is proudly independently owned and operated.
Find out more here – https://www.talentinternational.com.au/