State of Hiring
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I’ve been telling my family and friends for years that thankfulness is the key to happiness, so I’ll begin here in the same way. As someone who is motivated by helping others succeed, it is my privilege to be in this position as the CEO of Clovers AI; I am humbled and grateful to be leading a team of professionals I admire. Thank you to everyone for showing up here with me. Thanks, too, goes to those who’ve set the stage for our success, particularly Adam Miller and Jason Nazar, who’ve believed in this organization, and me, from the get-go.
As Clovers has taken shape, I’ve been reflecting on the things that have brought me here, and top of mind is my appreciation for the human journey. Especially now, after months of isolation, I’m hyper aware of the need to meaningfully connect with work and those we meet on our professional journeys. With that at the forefront, I move into this role knowing we all have the opportunity at Clovers to take the best of ourselves and elevate those around us—be that our competitors, partners, clients, or colleagues. As it’s said, a rising tide lifts all boats.
It’s obvious that the pandemic has shifted the ways we do business in other ways; work is increasingly virtual, transparency is vital, and a spotlight has been placed on efforts towards diversity, equity and inclusion. As we’ve seen first-hand, technology has the ability to influence all of these things, and has the power to either dehumanize or uplift others. Here, at Clovers, we are choosing the latter. At the core of everything we do, we are making decisions that uplift people.
As we continue to build up our own organization, we are bound to this foundation: our product is a software solution to a human problem. Times of transition in the workplace are often vulnerable and uncomfortable, and our product takes the hiring process—one that frequently reduces people to bullet points and statistics—and acknowledges everyone involved. By moving the focus from screening candidates and on to showcasing their unique perspectives, skills and backgrounds, we greatly benefit our clients, ourselves, and the culture of business. In the long-term, Clovers is committed to driving change to a place where everyday practices, beliefs, and behaviors reflect this focus on diversity and dignity.
While we might have named Clovers on St. Patrick’s Day, this organization runs on anything but luck. We are built on a bed of our own four-leaf clovers—team members recognized for their unique skills and abilities—who are thriving in their roles. I am excited to help our clients discover their own hand-picked clovers with our people-first product, and I am proud that we are building a company culture that reflects this commitment to the clients and their hiring candidates.
I urge each and every one of you to continue showing up authentically—put simply, keep being real. Own it—both those successes and failures, talents and flaws, that make up this journey, but don’t forget that it’s not just about you. It’s about giving back—to your organization, your community, our clients—and uplifting those around you. And don’t forget to enjoy the ride! We’re only on this journey once, so it’s best we make it a good one.
All that said, I am invested in this journey, the Clovers mission, our clients and every one of you. Thank you for being here.