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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 …

Why Hire College Graduates?

Why Hire College Graduates?

Submitted by: Ashley Snider, Senior Recruiting Manager, Store Strategies Every company is searching for their next top performer, and with today’s tight labor market, now is the best time to diversify your candidate pool. Hiring college graduates is a great way to bring employment opportunities to those that are seeking continued development, and could be an incredibly wise long-term decision for your company. One of the biggest hesitations companies have about hiring college graduates is the lack of real-world experience. However, “experience” shouldn’t be thought of as only work or on-the-job experience. After all, college graduates may have gained non-traditional …

Recap: Talent Takeover Road Trip

Recap: Talent Takeover Road Trip

Submitted by: Chandler Schexnayder, Sr. Manager, Systems and Analytics The Talent Team took their quarterly training event to a new level with a “virtual road trip” two weeks ago. Check out what Chandler Schexnayder, Sr. Manager of Systems and Analytics, had to say about the experience! Well, “Mom,” aka Kristina Johnson, Director of Talent Programs, had us all loaded up and ready for the road trip on Friday, September 29th. The rest of the Talent Team was so excited because now that the trip had started, we could open up our goody bags, which were filled with wonderful treats! Upon …

Recap: Speed Mentoring, Brought to You by Workforce Planning!

Recap: Speed Mentoring, Brought to You by Workforce Planning!

Submitted by: Lindsay Gray, Recruiting Area Manager The Speed Mentoring Event on Monday, September 25th was nothing short of uplifting and motivating. Our Workforce Planning Team did an outstanding job of setting up the logistics for this event so that different mentors and mentees within the program “speed mentored” one another, “speed dating” style. This event was set up in our corporate offices in both Savannah, GA and Carrollton, TX. In the first leg of the event, mentees spoke virtually via video chat with mentors in a “speed dating” type of environment. The overall goal was for the mentee to get …

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Submitted by: Abby Bruno, Recruiting Manager  “Helping people is our business.”  These are words we live by every single day here at TMX Finance® Family of Companies.  When a large population of our customers in a market only speak Spanish, that purpose does not change.  As a recruiter for the Texas market, I know first-hand that one of our priorities is making sure that our stores are ready to help ALL of our customers.  We do so by finding great talent that can not only provide a top notch customer experience, but who can do so in Spanish!  This diversity …

MANAGING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND

MANAGING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND

Submitted by: Kristen DuBose, Director of Talent Acquisition, Operations In today’s world there are roughly 1,000 applications for every open position; so, managing your brand is a key factor in landing your dream job, now more than ever. Did you know that 33% of employers make a hiring decision within the first 90 seconds of an interview? This enhances the importance of body language, personality, executive presence, and so many other intangible qualities that are part of your personal brand. Most major organizations have a branding strategy that includes phrases, logos, and jingles. These things help define the organization, its …

Talent Takeover 2.0!

Talent Takeover 2.0!

Submitted by: Kristina Johnson, Director of Talent Operations  Last Friday, the Talent Management team gathered for their quarterly meeting in beautiful downtown Savannah, GA to share knowledge, build relationships, and solidify their strategy for taking the Recruiting industry by storm! The theme of the second quarter Talent Takeover event was ‘Georgia on My Mind,’ representing their expansion outward and their commitment to attracting the country’s top talent. Starting off the day with a moving speech by President Otto Bielss, the team heard first-hand the leadership vision for talent at TMX. As Otto reinforced his passion for the people side of the …

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