This series highlights amazing employees who exemplify the 'Collabie' way. Each month, a new hire who hit the ground running or a tenured high-performing employee will be featured to share about their experience working for Collaborative. From career paths to culture, get the inside scoop directly from those who bring the talent and fun every day, making us an award-winning workplace!
January Spotlight: Allison Elzey & Mandy Slovick
Title: Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Location: Nashville, TN
Tenure: 1 year
Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Tenure: 1 year
Why did you choose Collaborative?
Mandy: Collaborative checks all the boxes for what I was looking for in a company: a strong culture, people-first mentality, a fast-paced growing environment, opportunity for career advancement, and a focus on technology. I love that we are a powerhouse in the cloud-based solution ecosystem, with a strong reputation & bright future. Collaborative is all of these things while still maintaining a small company feel, and I appreciate that leadership takes an active role in engaging with their employees.
Allison: I chose Collaborative Solutions because of the people. Everyone I spoke to in the interview process exuded positivity and passion for what they do. It was evident to me that company culture was a huge factor in what I was seeing during my interviews, so I knew I wanted to be a part of the team.
What does your day-to-day look like in your role?
Mandy: I have the privilege of bringing talented professionals to our award-winning culture. I source & attract talent, engage with hiring managers to understand the needs of their team, review incoming applicants, and interview a diverse range of candidates from all different backgrounds.
Allison: No two days are alike when I’m recruiting, which is one of the many things I love about my job. I get to connect with people over the phone and share our great opportunities and company culture with them. From initial phone conversations, to scheduling interviews, to extending offers, I am a key player in helping match the right person to the right job at Collaborative.
What do you love about your job?
Mandy: My fellow Collabies! I love being able to work with a team of people who support and challenge me every day. I also love being able to assist in growing our community by bringing top talent into the organization. I love hearing about the success and career advancement of my recruits; it gives me a sense of purpose in what I do.
Allison: I love interacting with candidates from all different backgrounds and experiences. It’s a rewarding feeling when I can find someone who is a great fit for an opportunity within our organization. I know how amazing it is to have a job that you’re excited about, so I love when I can give that experience to others.
What does it take to be successful in your role?
Mandy: To live and breathe our core values. In a Talent Acquisition role, it's important to be a culture champion, not only in our everyday tasks, but also in our hiring practices. We are the first door to get through in the process to join the Collaborative team, so living out our values is crucial in finding the right people for the company.
Allison: In recruiting, it’s important to be able to relate to the person that you’re talking to on the other end of the phone. I always try to think about how I would want to be treated if I were looking for a new job. Recruiters are usually the first interaction that a person has with a company, so in their interactions with me, I want to make sure that people can immediately see how exceptional the culture is here.
How does Collaborative help you grow in your career and as a person?
Mandy: I am a new mom to a four-month-old baby girl. Having a good balance between work-life and home-life is so important in making me a better person and employee. Our leadership team continually emphasizes the importance of good work-life balance so that all Collabies can be the best they can be: on the job and off.
Allison: I get a lot of great support from management. When I have a question or need insight, they are always willing to take the time to talk through it. They also encourage me to contribute to projects that make our team more streamlined and efficient. I feel like I have a true voice on the team!
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Mandy: Teleportation, because I would love to have the ability to be anywhere in the world without having to waste time traveling to get there.
Allison: I’d want to have the superpower of flight. It would make travel so easy!
What TV show are you currently watching?
Mandy: Vanderpump Rules - reality TV is a guilty pleasure of mine!
Allison: Modern Family - I am so sad they are in their last season.
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