Duties: Create strategies to help staff more than 10,000 positions in our corporate offices, distribution centers and manufacturing plants, develop content for Publix Careers website, and provide career counseling for associates transitioning from Publix stores to Publix support.
Started at Publix: 2004
Past lives: Purchasing manager for a manufacturing facility, administrative assistant in the phosphate industry
Favorites: Chris Tomlin, Saint-Saens – "Organ" Symphony (Maestoso – Allegro), mint chocolate chip ice cream, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Hobbies: Performing in a symphony orchestra, reading
Best part of working for Publix: Knowing that Publix has a commitment to operating with integrity and fairness towards its associates, customers, and vendors.
Best part of my role here: Working with hiring managers from many different departments across the company. As a corporate recruiter, I get to meet so many great people and learn a lot about the company at the same time!
Tip for job candidates: When writing your résumé, bullet-point your work experience according to each position you've held. Also, list date ranges to show how much time you spent in each position. This helps hiring managers and recruiters know exactly how much experience you have for each job skill that is required and preferred.
Duties: Provide leadership to the recruiting team, which helps staff the more than 170,000 positions in our stores, corporate offices, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants.
Started at Publix: 2012
Past lives: manager of instructional design, senior instructional designer/project manager, manager of leadership and organizational development, education specialist, onboarding coordinator, non-tenure-earning faculty member
Favorites: spending time with my family, coffee, dark chocolate, laughing
Hobbies: Uno and other games on family game night, watching movies, traveling when possible
Best part of working for Publix: The opportunity to learn and develop.
Best part of my role here: Working with wonderful people who seek ways to serve our customers by finding the best candidates to fulfill our mission with a servant heart.
Tip for job candidates: Stay positive; resist negativity in your job search.
Duties: Shout from the rooftops about Publix as a great employer; broadcast Publix open positions far and wide.
Started at Publix: 2011
Past lives: customer service clerk, blue star mom, journalist, business credit analyst
Favorites: Hope Floats, Downton Abbey, my family, and music by Gretchen Peters and Barry Walsh
Hobbies: making art, writing, traveling, and taking nature hikes
Best part of working for Publix: The sense of pride I have working for a world-class organization that embraces social responsibility and is employee owned.
Best part of my role here: There is never a dull moment! And this role offers a chance to think in a highly strategic way and watch efforts take shape.
Tip for job candidates: Because we promote from within, even if you have a degree, consider taking a job in one of our stores to learn our culture and grow from there. I’m living proof it can be done!
Duties: Design, develop, implement, and execute recruiting strategies for branding Publix as a company committed to diversity. Project Manager for our support internship program, our military recruiting initiatives, and our disability awareness activities.
Started at Publix:2014
Past lives: HR Generalist for a manufacturing company, a food services company, and a recruiter for a financial services company.
Favorites: Beach sunsets, Dunkin' Donuts coffee, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Shawshank Redemption, Zumba, Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage
Hobbies: watching movies, travelling, shopping, curling up with a good book, spending time with family & friends
Best part of working for Publix: The culture. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly. People here take pride in working for Publix; it shows and it's contagious! Working for Publix is not just a job, it's a career!
Best part of my role here: My position enables me to make a difference in the lives and thought and perceptions of others.
Tip for job candidates: Don't get discouraged if things don't turn out the way you want or expect them to. Instead, remain encouraged that the right opportunity will present itself. Don't give up!