Resumes to Relationships . . .
Transforming Traditional Hiring Practices to Focus on Building Relationships and Connecting on Core Values
From Frustration to Innovation How My Experience in Hiring Inspired Me to Create Change . . .
I’m Karla Degginger, the founder of The Talent Loop. My passion is helping individuals discover work they love and guiding companies in becoming places people love to work.
Discovering My Passion . . .
With over 30 years of experience spanning six different companies and two distinct industries, my journey has taken me through various positions, from entry level to senior roles. But what truly stood out during my career were the moments that involved building relationships, working with people, solving problems, and contributing to teams and projects.
It became evident that my true passion was in connecting with people, finding solutions, fostering continuous improvement, and aligning with organizations that shared my values. Titles and resume bullet points seemed insignificant in comparison to these fundamental skills and passions.
Journey to My Dream Job . . .
My career path wasn’t always straightforward. Life changes and misalignments with company values prompted me to seek my “Dream Job.” I realized that true qualification isn’t solely defined by experience but by knowing what you love and finding a place where those skills and values make a difference.
A Frustrating Reality . . .
I spent over 20 years finding exceptional talent for companies. But I was often disheartened by the impersonal and inconsiderate nature of the hiring process. Individuals were treated as pieces of paper, dollar signs, inventory in a database, and finding the “perfect match” felt like a rare exception rather than the rule.
A Vision for Change . . .
The Talent Loop was born out of the desire to change the status quo. We believe that work should not be a place of misery, fear, or frustration. It should be an environment where individuals thrive, contribute, and look forward to each day. Simultaneously, our mission is to partner with businesses, fostering positive, engaging work environments, and cultivating cultures where every individual feels valued and empowered.
Our Community and Mission
We are building a community of individuals seeking a better way to work. Together, we’re transforming the hiring process by removing obstacles like traditional resumes, impersonal job ads, and invasive social media scrutiny. We are equally dedicated to guiding companies in creating and fostering a positive work environment aligned with their core values.
We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to have their dream job. We’re committed to treating people with respect, providing them with the resources and opportunities they need, and connecting individuals and companies that share the same values. Additionally, we understand the challenges companies face in building and maintaining a strong, values-driven culture. Our mission is to partner with businesses to craft a workplace environment where employees can thrive, contribute meaningfully, and feel deeply connected to the company’s mission. We believe that a company’s success is directly tied to its ability to foster a positive and fulfilling work environment, and we are committed to helping businesses achieve this vision.
Not Another Job Platform
We’re not a job board, staffing agency, or recruiting firm. We’ve reimagined the hiring process, focusing on helping individuals and companies discover their core values around work. We then facilitate connections based on shared values, ensuring a more meaningful and enduring alignment.
We make dream jobs possible . . .