HR Thursdays: Recruitment Strategies: Successes and Best Practices
Alicia Doyle, Geiger
Courtney St.Amant, Bonney Staffing
Mark Plourde, Proctor & Gamble
Kelly Nelson, Lee Auto Mall
Alicia Doyle started her career with Geiger in 2011 as a Relief Switchboard Operator and Human Resources Assistant moved into Benefits and Wellness in 2014 and was promoted to Talent Acquisition Specialist in 2016. In this role she pursues her passion and enthusiasm for working with new talent coming into the company and is always developing innovative ways to find and retain talent. She received her SHRM-CP Certification last July and is currently enrolled in the Business Administration degree program at CMCC. She lives in Wales with her husband, son and daughter. Outside of work, she enjoys participating in martial arts and doing anything outside with her family. She has a first-degree black belt in Judo and loves teaching it to children and adults of all ages.
Courtney St. Amant is the Branch Manager at Bonney Staffing in Auburn, a local firm helping local businesses maximize their hiring investments by providing sustainable staffing solutions. Driven by the desire to nurture growth within our community, Courtney works with a dedicated staffing team to help job seekers and employers alike. When she is not helping businesses and people grow, Courtney owns and operates a farm with her husband in Greenwood and is working towards her Bachelor's in Organizational and Leadership studies from the University of Southern Maine.
Mark Plourde was born and raised here in Lewiston Maine. After graduating from Lewiston High School, he served in the Airforce as a Flight Simulator Technician. Once he completed his service full time, he joined the Air National Guard and starting his long career at Tambrands. During his 33-year tenure, he has held many positions with the organization. He has worked as a Line Operator, Packer, Stock Handler and Production Coordinator. Mark completed his Accounting degree and moved into Accounts Payable in the Finance department. After Tambrands was purchased by P&G, he took over the payroll function and by 2011, he moved into Human Resources where recruiting is one facet of his role.
Kelly Nelson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the Human Resource Manager at Lee Auto Malls where she provides HR service and expertise at all levels within the organization. She has over 20 years of experience in all areas of Human Resources including full-cycle recruiting, employee relations, performance management, compliance, benefits, and employee safety and workers’ compensation. Ms. Nelson has served in several volunteer leadership roles with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council and Central Maine Human Resource Association. She presently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for New Beginnings in Lewiston.
In this tight labor market, we are all struggling to find the right mix of (and most successful) recruitment tools. This panel of local recruiting experts will focus on Social & Traditional Media: the pros and cons, effective resources, pitfalls, successes and best practices.
HR Thursdays are presented in partnership with the LA Metro Chamber, Central Maine Human Resource Association and the Lewiston CareerCenter and offer employers resources and tools to help gain a competitive edge. Presenters will share best practices to businesses owners, HR staff and hiring managers in order to create meaningful recruitment, training, and retention strategies. HR Thursdays allow participants, whether employers of one employee or 1500, gain information needed to survive the labor shortage while giving tangible, and usable, tools and resources.