The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2018 - 39

WOMEN WHO INSPIRE

Women
Who
Inspire
Us

What is the skill you feel
you're best at?
I think overall it is probably just having a
work ethic that keeps me going. I can't say
I am the most organized and I don't always
have the mind to ask the tough questions,
but I think that I understand people, and
can read what people need, be it a customer
or a co-worker.

How have you made this job
"your own?"
I think I have made this job my own by
just being myself. I find that leading with
my individuality and helping others to be
their own individual self, promotes the best
functioning and most reliable of teams. I
think that humanizing work should be a
priority, and I work hard to keep it real. 

Cherie Shepard
Director of Packaging, Material Handling & Food
Processing, Direct Recruiters, Inc.

What is your "work inspiration" ie.
What gets you up in the morning
and excited to come to work?
I like to work. Direct Recruiters is a great environment full of positive, motivated people working
together. Every day I get to help companies grow
by finding the right talent for their needs and their
culture. I manage a wonderful team with a spirit of
fun and drive. Watching their success is my driver.

What is the skill you feel you're
best at?
I feel that I have a strong emotional intelligence.
Listening to what people are saying between the
lines. Being able to see both sides of an issue gives
me the ability to find out what candidates and
hiring managers want to accomplish in the end.
Making people feel they are important and their
input matters.

Carol Fontanez
Rental Manager, Jamco

What is your "work
inspiration" ie. What gets you
up in the morning and excited
to come to work? 
Another day full of opportunity.

What is the skill you feel
you're best at?  
Member relation, I build a relationship
with all Jamco members.

How have you made this job
"your own?"
With the trust and support of the Owners.

How have you made this job "
your own?"

Being able
to see both
sides of an
issue gives me
the ability to
find out what
candidates
and hiring
managers want
to accomplish in
the end.
-Cherie Shepard

The relationships I have with the companies we
partner with are exciting as I watch my clients
grow and succeed. Perhaps being even the "tiniest
bit" part of their success motivates me to my next
success. Adding new people to their teams and
seeing the industry flourish is rewarding. I have
had the good fortune of learning the recruiting
industry from some of the best in the business.
That along with starting from the ground floor has
given me the tools to do this job from the roots
of sourcing candidates to the close of the deal.
While my goal is to continue to grow my team
and delegate several of the steps; I feel that when
I roll up my sleeves to do the job, my team knows
they will succeed by doing the same.
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