Giao Dangle on operating an inclusive hiring course of, how she values and prioritizes partnership, and the significance of a common North Star

HealthSherpa strongly believes in creating inclusive, equitable areas, which construct belief, respect and a way of belonging which can be important to our tradition and work. We’re excited to function our colleagues and listen to extra about their experiences at HealthSherpa, from their first touchpoints all the best way as much as their tenure and progress. On this put up, hear from Knowledge Science Supervisor Giao Dangle, who shares her perspective on her cost as a hiring supervisor, tips on how to mitigate bias in interview processes, and what makes each the recruitment expertise and day-to-day work at HealthSherpa distinctive.


I’ve been at HealthSherpa for simply over a yr. I used to be initially drawn to the mission of getting people entry to Healthcare; and alongside the best way, the interview course of bought the deal for me, as a result of the interview panel was various alongside numerous dimensions, and the group was clearly wanting not only for technical expertise but additionally values alignment. I don’t suppose I’ve ever been by an interview course of fairly like that; to be sincere, I acquired actually excited alongside every step of the best way. I believe our interview course of rings true to our tradition, which has undoubtedly been my expertise since I joined the group. 


Empathy in the direction of others and a pure curiosity to be taught extra about how the totally different forces – medical health insurance firms, brokers, shoppers, and numerous teams inside healthcare and coverage at massive – work together with each other, and what motivates their behaviors and selections. I’ve been at different firms the place groups can change into hyper-focused of their explicit domains; at HealthSherpa, it helps to take a step again and attempt to perceive the motivation of the totally different individuals who contact our platform. We’re working to assist individuals to get entry to reasonably priced care. It’s important to take a step again from the nitty-gritty, and to floor your self on this bigger image, about how everyone seems to be approaching this problem of enrolling individuals into ACA plans; it actually informs the merchandise that now we have. 


One thing that I respect about our interview course of is that we’re in a position to collect knowledge and suggestions on candidates throughout a panel of various interviewers and stakeholders. I’m in a position to see everybody’s particular person ideas because the hiring supervisor; whether or not I personally discover a candidate compelling for the position or not, it doesn’t inform me the total image. Having a group of various interviewers offers me a extra complete image of every candidate’s profile that I’m not in a position to get from my very own single dialog. 

Having this collective strategy helps mitigate bias – we supply suggestions and perspective from individuals throughout the gamut. We think about illustration of our panels throughout so many dimensions – id, lived expertise, tenure on the firm, position operate and stage. It’s actually essential to gather all of the totally different views due to the restricted time now we have to interview candidates. My colleagues could have caught one thing within the interview course of that I as a hiring supervisor could have missed. Listening to all sides is a follow that we proceed additionally internally on the firm, at the same time as we work to scale.


The very first thing that I need a new group member to find out about me is that my door is at all times open for suggestions. Even suggestions on primary evaluation and tips on how to clear up a specific downside. As a hiring supervisor, I see the methods by which many candidates may strategy the identical questions and issues – I get humbled seeing how totally different candidates may take an strategy that had by no means crossed my thoughts.

I take suggestions as a chance to enhance how I talk and work with others. I’m open to studying new issues – everybody has their very own solution to course of info and there’s no one proper method to take a look at knowledge.

I additionally worth partnership and communication and the way this pertains to suggestions. I don’t need to bulldoze my method into collaborative areas – I would like new group members to talk up, to share their concepts, and push again the place they really feel like they should so as to arrive on the excellent conclusion or proper subsequent step. 


At HealthSherpa, there’s an enormous try to align your complete firm on the corporate goal of accelerating enrollments within the ACA alongside our enterprise technique. I’ve by no means seen this occur in an organization I’ve labored in earlier than, in such an express method. 

Having a transparent firm mission as a common north star that resonates with everybody on the firm is extraordinarily essential. On the finish of the day, we’re all attempting to do the identical factor and that’s the north star that we are able to use to strategy issues and resolve conflicts. Seeing how this performs a component in our work at HealthSherpa has been so gratifying to be taught – now I can’t consider being someplace the place this isn’t the norm. 


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