Q: Congratulations Melanie. You were the Top Recruiter at Accountants One for 2007. To what do you attribute your success?
A: I attribute my success to many different things. I have learned so much over the years from a combination of both professional and personal experiences in my life . I try to build on these experiences to improve my recruiting techniques in an effort to not only make me successful, but also make my customers successful as well.
Q: So, I know that Accountants One has a great incentive program for their top biller -- what did you win?
A: THE CAR!! THE TRIP!! THE DINNER!! Accountants One has graciously offered a blue car incentive for years. I have been with the company over 6 years and have won three brand new cars from a Honda Accord, Honda Mini Van to a SAAB 9 3. Who else do you know that rewards their employees like this. My trip was a weekend trip that included round trip air tickets to where ever I wanted to go, 5 star hotels, meals, shows etc. The TGR Dinner!! All recruiters that meet the goals that they set for themselves are treated to one of Atlanta's finest restaurants.
Q: What is your area of focus?
A: Contract and Direct hire placements from Clerical level to Executive Level
Q: What is your philosophy of recruiting?
A: Be honest and believe in what you do. People like working with people that they trust.
Q: What are your thoughts on work/life balance?
A: If you do not have a work life balance you will burn out. I have a wonderful Husband Bryant, Daughter Sara and a baby on the way. Accountants One is so supportive in my work/life balance. I hear so many stories from my friends and family about how their employers do not support their family life, and I thank God each and every day that I have such a true supportive team.
Q: Who is your business role model?
A: Bert and Dan Erling of course!
Q: Any big plans for 2008?
A: I am due to give birth on May 15th.
Q: What do you like most about recruiting?
A: Knowing that I had a part in helping someone find their dream job.