To be more precise, Laura Munson, Angelique Solorio Alvarez, and I are each launching a podcast of our own on March 1st. Why, you ask?
First, like so many of you, we’re hooked on listening to podcasts—few other formats can reproduce the intimacy and authenticity that comes from putting a microphone in front of a thought leader you admire.
Secondly, to thrive in the staffing industry, you have to not only talk to people on a daily basis, but create a personal connection with each conversation. The same empathy that makes a candidate feel seen and heard can also generate natural discussions with some of today’s top business leaders.
And third, ATR has always been committed to sharing our experience and knowledge with others. We produce informational brochures and guides for clients and candidates, sponsor CPE events, participate in panel discussions, and provide perspective on staffing and workplace issues on our blog (as we have for the last 10 years). Podcasting seemed like a natural outgrowth of our existing efforts.
But there’s more to it than that. At ATR, we don’t sell a product. We help people find and talk to each other. We have conversations with our clients and candidates, and we mediate conversations between the two when the time is right. Our business brings us in touch with talented, fascinating people in all walks of life, from across the country; people who have interesting stories and valuable experiences to share. When you think about the nature of our work, it seems only natural that we’d take the leap and add our voices to the collective conversation through podcasts.
All three of us are thrilled at the opportunity to bring our conversations with some of the amazing people we know and work with to a larger audience. Each podcast is different and reflective of our unique life paths, perspectives, and experience (see below for more), but all three are in line with ATR’s overall commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We have lots of ideas for future episodes but would love suggestions if there are specific topics you’d like us to address.
Angelique, Laura, and I want to personally thank those who have already graciously agreed to be a part of our efforts. We are grateful for how much we have learned and are humbled by everyone’s willingness to share their knowledge. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed creating.
Unicorn in the Boardroom
Join ATR’s CEO & President, Andrea Brenholz, as she inspires the next generation of women in tech through actionable insights, focusing on the unique challenges minorities in the business world face. Every episode, Andrea will host discussions specifically aimed at the dreamers: the women, minorities, and people who are striving to reach greater potential. Expect bold conversations centered on becoming a brilliant leader by building a life you love.
Parent. Boss. Leader.
Laura Munson, VP of Sales & Strategy, knows what it’s like to thrive in a fast-paced industry while giving parenthood her all. Her background in talent acquisition, human resources, and law gives her a unique perspective when meeting with guests on the podcast and expounding on the recruiting world’s hottest topics. Laura believes wholeheartedly in the ATR motto, “Making the world a better place, one job at a time,” and this engaging podcast proves it!
Latina Leading Diversity
As ATR’s resident champion of diversity, Angelique Solorio Alvarez has a lot to say about the current state of DE&I. Her passion to promote diversity, inspire minorities and under-represented people in business, and establish ATR as a hub and leader of inclusion is palpable in her work as Head of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion. Angelique infuses that same drive into her monthly conversations with industry thought leaders on DE&I in business, diverse hiring, inclusion in the workplace, and so much more.