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Why I Focus on Recruiting Women in Leadership for the TMX Finance® Family

Why I Focus on Recruiting Women in Leadership for the TMX Finance® Family

Written by Shannon Beasley, Director of Corporate Recruiting When people ask me how I got into Recruiting, I have to tell them it was really a stroke of luck. I had just moved to Tampa, FL and I NEEDED A JOB! I was hired by a small firm to do research and to assist the Recruiting Team, and before the end of my first year I found myself working as a full-blown recruiter, “smiling and dialing” as we say in the business, and was enjoying every minute! After relocating back to the Savannah area, I was surprised to learn of …

Video Resumes & Cover Letters: The Way of the Future, or Just a Fad?

Video Resumes & Cover Letters: The Way of the Future, or Just a Fad?

Submitted by: Elizabeth Lightfoot, Senior Recruiter An email from a colleague came through the other day sharing the story of a girl’s new approach on a cover letter – she had made a music video! She had a talking intro, then went straight into playing the piano and singing an Adele-style song (though not quite as dramatic). To be honest, at first it sounded as though she was over-compensating, and a bit immature, until I actually listened to the lyrics. This girl uses a song to explain her assets in detail, clearly communicate her strengths, and provide her objective. She’s …

The Store Operations High Potential Program: Developing Future Company Leaders

The Store Operations High Potential Program: Developing Future Company Leaders

Written by: Kate Andersen, Director of Succession Management “High Potentials” are team members who possess the business acumen, vision, and leadership capabilities to become leaders within an organization. High Potentials (HiPos) are proven performers with three distinguishing attributes that allow them to rise and succeed in more senior and critical positions to the success of the Company. Those attributes include aspiration, ability, and engagement. Aspiration – a team member’s desire for advancement, challenging work, and recognition in the organization. Ability – a team member’s ability is illustrated not only by their success in performing and exceeding the expectations of their …

National Mentoring Day

National Mentoring Day

We are continuing our celebration of National Mentoring Month all January long! Today is International Mentoring Day and the perfect opportunity to share some of our success stories with the TEAM UP Mentorship Program! See below for words from our participants! “Having an experienced advisor to bounce ideas off and receive feedback from has been invaluable to my personal growth.” “My mentor has been a fantastic match! She is personable and gives great advice and guidance. The best part is I feel that I am gaining a friend out of this experience.” “I look forward to my weekly meetings with …

The Talent Department’s 2017 Accomplishments & 2018 Goals

The Talent Department’s 2017 Accomplishments & 2018 Goals

Submitted by: Kristen DuBose & Daria Levin 2017 has been quite a year for the Talent Department! Major initiatives were successfully launched, goals were crushed, and we all had fun throughout! From system launches to employee engagement programs to major life events, it’s safe to say the Talent Department knows how to Get. Things. Done. and impact the careers and lives of our team members throughout the Company! One important goal we achieved was the creation of a Talent Department Mission Statement. Creating a Mission Statement helped us to remember our main objectives within the department – to find, hire, …

Keys to a Successful Video Interview

Keys to a Successful Video Interview

Submitted by: Heather Sueirro, Recruiting Manager Advances in technology have made it easier for you to find and apply for your dream job, but fitting an interview into your already busy schedule can be difficult. One technology advancement that helps with this issue is the video interview platform. Major employers are using this in addition to, or as an alternative to, the traditional interview because it widens their candidate pool and helps to fill their positions faster. Because most potential employees complete video interviews outside of normal business hours, the convenience of interviewing virtually is unmatched and a time saver …

Hiring Today: A Read on the Current State of Affairs in the Labor Market

Hiring Today: A Read on the Current State of Affairs in the Labor Market

Submitted by: Lindsey Reed Smith, Senior Vice President, Talent Management The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released a report titled “The Employment Situation – September 2017” breaking down the numbers and factors surrounding employment and unemployment in the U.S. at this point in time. As anyone who’s been paying attention knows, Hurricanes Irma and Harvey caused severe damage and displacement of many people in Florida and parts of the Southeast, as well as in Texas and areas of the Gulf Coast. We felt this as a Company due to our team members and customers being affected in those areas (check …

Why I Recruit for the TMX Finance® Family of Companies

Why I Recruit for the TMX Finance® Family of Companies

Submitted by: Jennifer Franklin, Area Recruiting Manager  If you were to ask me why I recruit for the TMX Finance® Family of Companies, I would tell you it’s simply because I love my job. I would tell you about the meaningful work I do, the fast-paced but fun environment I work in, the benefits and my teammates. I have enjoyed recruiting for the TMX Finance® Family for the past 5 years, and I’m fortunate to make a living doing something I find challenging and fun. The process of working to build partnerships between candidates and hiring managers that result in …

TMX Project SERV: Veteran Hiring Event!

TMX Project SERV: Veteran Hiring Event!

Submitted by: Andrew McCray, Recruiting Manager  On November 9th two members from our Talent Department  attended the Veterans Appreciation Career Expo at Savannah Technical College, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor. Two days before Veterans Day and just one day before the Marine Corps’ 242nd birthday, Senior Talent Strategies Manager Ashley Snider and I had the pleasure of attending and meeting with over 100 local potential candidates, the majority of which were veterans. 100 employers settled into the auditorium as a line already began to form in the doorway leading into the event. The day was full of contact …

TMX Project SERV: The Importance, Impact & Success

TMX Project SERV: The Importance, Impact & Success

Submitted by: Amanda Barnes, Assistant Director of Store Recruiting We have newly established Project SERV this year – our focus on employing Veterans and tapping into the huge resource that is our Military Heroes! We could not be more excited for this initiative! In honor of Veteran’s Day, we wanted to detail out why we are excited to tap into this amazing talent pool. Why are all companies starting to place an importance on some type of Veteran hiring initiative? Three main ideas make Veteran hires desirable for any organization: Veterans are goal-oriented, trained leaders Veterans take responsibility seriously Veterans …

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