- August 31, 2022
- Posted by: kMv2e8U2eu
Valerie is a true HR girl. For her, nothing is more important than honesty and kindness in every endeavor. Even if someone criticizes her for being too nice, she is proud to believe in the importance of kindness in everything she does.
From childhood to Cameleon HR: let’s talk about your background
I always wanted to work with people. I dreamed of being a journalist, a lawyer, or a teacher… There was always a common thread. I like to share, communicate, and learn from others.
I didn’t know about HR when I was young. I realized what I wanted to do when I was in college. At that time, all we talked about was staffing and recruiting. The profession has evolved a lot. Today, I’m happy to be doing talent acquisition. We finally value people when we talk about them!
What is your role at Cameleon HR?
I am a talent acquisition business partner, and I love it ! I feel privileged to be part of a fantastic team. I also enjoy working with managers from different companies, with whom the collaboration really takes on the feel of a partnership. I also work with candidates – valuable talents – with whom I adopt a transparent and authentic approach. In fact, this is the way our entire team works!
What makes you passionate about recruitment?
Diversity! Fortunately, no two people are the same, and I feel that I get something out of every encounter. Talent acquisition is both operational and strategic. You must be excellent to succeed, to stand out, and that’s an exciting challenge! It’s a business of relationships, of contacts. You learn new things every day. There is no such thing as routine.
What is your definition of a good candidate experience?
The relationship must be caring and honest. Today’s talent welcomes transparency, appreciates directness, and listens to all the good advice and information we can offer them. A great challenge for us!
You have to show consideration for the person you are meeting with, and whom you are going to represent. Understand their needs to ensure that you are able to guide them. A career is important; changing jobs is major! You have to put yourself in the candidate’s shoes to ensure that you are able to guide them.
What aspects of your job make you feel proud?
Working to make our company stand out, to be a leader in our field. It is the quality of the service that we offer that generates the trust that is given to us. I’m very proud to be able to build these relationships of trust.
In a world without recruitment, what would you have done instead?
I would most likely work in human resources, with managers as business partners. HR is a passion. Recruiting is just one of the 1000 facets of the profession!
What motto do you live by?
You reap what you sow. It’s so true!