The What’s your why? podcast: featuring Steph Jade Thomas at Cobalt

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We believe that the potential for people to do something amazing has everything to do with being in the right role, on the right team, at the right time. On the Greenhouse What's your why? podcast, we're celebrating recruiters – individuals who are dedicated every day to helping others unlock that potential. Listen as Ariana Moon, Director of Talent Acquisition at Greenhouse, sits down with talent professionals to discover their motivation, inspiration and journey through today's world of work.

In this episode, Ariana Moon talks to Steph Jade Thomas, a Recruiter at Cobalt, about how her experience in social work has helped her succeed in HR and how her passion for theater helps hone her hiring skills.

I get so excited when it's "offer day" – and knowing that I'm helping someone reach their career goals.”

Steph Jade Thomas

Recruiter at Cobalt

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Great recruiters help challenge old ways of thinking to expand and diversify the way their company hires.”

Ariana Moon

Director of Talent Acquisition at Greenhouse

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Special thanks to our production partner, Wonder Media Network. Our producers are Brittany Martinez and Alana Herlands, and our production assistant is Sara Schleede. Our Greenhouse producer is Marnie Williams.

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About Steph Jade Thomas

Steph is a Recruiter at Cobalt. She's originally from Cape Town, South Africa and has over 5 years of experience in People Ops & Talent Acquisition. After receiving a degree in Social Work and Psychology, Steph began working with diverse teams across multiple countries and supported scaling tech start-ups from 50 - 350 employees. She's currently based in Berlin, Germany where she spends her free time exploring and sourcing the best wines European vineyards have to offer.

About Ariana Moon

As Director of Talent Acquisition at Greenhouse, Ariana partners with the executive team to model and scale predictive recruiting practices throughout the entire company. She’s excited to be celebrating her 7th anniversary at Greenhouse and proud to be leading a team that has helped the company 10x in headcount and expand globally. Ariana has worked on Greenhouse’s DE&I Council and is an active member of their API employee resource group, Jadehouse.

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