Duties: Provide leadership to the recruiting team, which helps staff the more than 160,000 positions in our stores, corporate offices, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants.
Started at Publix: 2001
Past lives: organizational development manager, general manager of web division, editorial board member, newspaper reporter and columnist
Favorites: Seasons52, Lime (Tex-Mex), Blue Bloods, Bones, Castle, Louise Penny novels, Mike & Mike in the Morning, Business Week, Wired, Fast Company and Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Hobbies: Fantasy football, gardening, interior decoration, hiking in the mountains, playing Flipwords, and spending time with our family of cats and birds
Best part of working for Publix: Seeing proof every day that a huge company can still be a family when its leaders remain focused on the customer and on the value of every worker's contribution.
Best part of my role here: The variety. One minute, I'm focusing on a critical leadership position and the next I'm working on innovative strategies to attract more Gen Ys to apply for store positions. Then there are the employment branding opportunities, the focus groups, the website upgrades and the stimulating brainstorm sessions on the latest recruiting technologies, including social media. Keeping more than 160,000 positions filled with talented people is a blast!
Tip for job candidates: Write cover letters that specifically address how you meet both the required and preferred qualifications for a position. And be honest.