The People team is the anchor of Policygenius’ values and culture and comprises People Operations & HRBPs, Employee Experience, and Learning & Development. Together we oversee all aspects of the employee experience, from onboarding to leadership support to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The team helps to shape a talent-dense, inclusive organization by creating and protecting a culture of growth and development, empowering employees to take the wheel on their development, and providing a safe space for everyone to do their best work.
Who we are
A: Building for scale! To match our growth and deliver on our mission, we are focused on building the best foundation across our pillars of Operational Excellence, DEI, Employee Experience, Talent Density, and the Future of Work.
To be successful on our People Team, you must be flexible and happy to lean into many different roles. As the company experiences great change and growth, our team members depend on each other to better support Pg as a whole. Living our Pg Values is also an important part of the job! Helping folks to understand how to lean into these values when problem solving, making tough decisions or leading their team through change is crucial to our individual, team, and company success.
A: “I joined the People team at Pg for two reasons. First, the work: our team is in a unique position to create an industry-leading HRBP function at a growing organization and I wanted to be a part of that building process. Second, the values: from the very first interview, I felt the values of Pg shine through and that theme has continued throughout my time here. Values lead every decision we make and having that foundation gives me confidence and pride in my work.” - Daniel Wright, HR Business Partner
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The Recruiting team is responsible for hiring top-notch talent to Policygenius. We partner with hiring teams across the company to ensure we’re fairly and efficiently evaluating job-seekers while delivering on an exceptional candidate experience and meeting our ambitious growth goals for the business.
Who we are
A: The Recruiting team has grown a lot over the last few years and we’re excited to offer team members both formal and informal opportunities for mentorship. Once a quarter, we’ve implemented a “shadow week” where folks on the team can opt in to shadow a recruiter in their day-to-day work, including pitch calls, offer calls, and hiring manager meetings. We also hold a monthly “learning series” where team members share different areas of expertise with the broader recruiting team. Additionally, we’ve opened up all of our recruiting sub-team meetings so anyone on the team can pop in to learn about what other folks are working on.
A: Our team holds weekly standups on Monday morning to talk through our TOMs (“top of minds”, or priorities) for the week in order to get a glimpse into what our peers are working on and hold each other accountable. On Friday afternoons, we regroup to celebrate our wins and help problem-solve any blockers as a team. We love kicking off our Friday meetings with an amusing icebreaker, which helps us build camaraderie, learn random facts about our teammates, and laugh together.
A: In early 2020, our team banded together to seamlessly transition to the unprecedented state of remote interviewing. Through problem-solving, flexibility, and extra communication with our candidates, we’ve been able to tackle the unique challenges that occur when conducting Zoom interviews while doubling in headcount. (We made over 300 hires in 2020 alone.)
A: “I started at Pg as a Recruiting Coordinator. From my first day, my manager chatted with me about my career aspirations and helped me get the exposure I needed to reach my goal of becoming a Recruiter. I am constantly learning from everyone around me, and given opportunities to explore avenues of recruiting that I wasn’t familiar with before.” - Julia Chan, Recruiter
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