The best retention strategy starts with a great recruiting strategy.
For 20 years I’ve worked in the field of Talent Acquisition. Throughout my career I’ve interviewed thousands of candidates and have helped hundreds of organizations hire employees of all levels (executive, professional, administrative, etc.). I enjoy working with organizations on creating specific recruiting strategies to find talent that aligns with their business and culture. I understand the importance of finding the right “fit” – aligning skills, experience, and the candidate’s intrinsic and extrinsic motivators with the organizations need(s).
I offer various talent acquisition strategies including formulating a compelling job profile/posting, candidate pipeline development, competitive research, candidate profiling, interviewing, pre-hire assessments, background checks and references. I work with organizations seeking to fill specific roles as well as building out recruiting plans for forecasted hires.
I’m a strong proponent of leveraging technology in the recruiting process – I have experience with multiple applicant tracking systems and leverage numerous existing and emerging recruiting tools/resources. However, I’ve also seen technology inhibit the human side of hiring, resulting in a poor hiring process and damaging the candidate experience – and ultimately the organization's brand. I understand the importance of focus, communication, and follow through when engaging potential employees.
In addition to leading the recruiting practice for Milestones HR, I am the President of Wisconsin Recruiters, the premier networking and professional development organization for Human Resources and Talent Acquisition professionals throughout Wisconsin. I also sit on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement Dane County and am on the planning committee for Food for Kidz, a local non-profit that has packaged and distributed over 2 million meals worldwide since its inception in 2006.
I was born in Connecticut, grew up in Massachusetts and Minnesota, and lived in Colorado for several years before moving to Madison in 2000. My family’s love of Wisconsin Badger basketball has cemented WI as our forever home.