Workplace storyteller and Design Researcher, Elena spends her days leading the team at Skill Scout to bring jobs and company culture to life on video. Every workplace has a story to tell about the team, skills, environment, and output. Elena helps tell those stories to attract the right candidates for the job and keep existing employees happily where they are. As CEO, Elena wears many hats, but really geeks out on: new media (360, VR, POV videos, silent storytelling), partnerships, and building Skill Scout’s diverse workforce!
Elena holds a BA in Spanish and Anthropology from Grinnell College and AA in Recording Arts from Tribeca Flashpoint College. She was recently named “HR Superhero of the Year” by the DisruptHR Chicago community. She currently resides in her hometown of Chicago with her rescue pup Yofi and her husband Emilio (a.k.a her 11 year old school crush from the neighborhood).
Episode 40: Diversity and Inclusion at Small Companies with Meara Charnetzki, Michael Donnelly, and Elena Valentine
June 20th, 2018 | 38 mins 27 secs
What can a small company do to improve its diversity and inclusion practices when your company just isn't changing personnel quickly enough to improve via hiring? Here to discuss this are Meara Charnetzki from Table XI, Michael Donnelly from the FWD Collective and Elena Valentine from Skill Scout. We'll talk all about company values, supporting a wider community, using internal feedback, and what to do to encourage improvement at your company.