Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."Charles R. Swindoll
When Fay entered college, she was planning to become an accountant. Soon after, she discovered that she had a much greater interest in human resources. HR became her focus of study, and in 1999, her field of work. Fay lists approachability, careful listening, asking questions to improve understanding, and responding with a sense of humor as the personal qualities and abilities that have helped her build bridges between employers and those they employ.
Fay has 12 years of experience in employee relations, benefits, training, recruiting, and general HR functions. Since 2011, she has specialized in recruiting, which she enjoys most of all because it allows her to “connect the dots”—to help companies assemble strong teams that can achieve forward momentum toward business objectives. She has scouted and recruited the best available talent for roles at all organizational levels—from entry-level office, manufacturing, and IT roles to managers and directors. Employers who have benefited from her recruitment efforts include companies in printing and plastics manufacturing, banking, health care, technology, and communications.
- Managed the recruitment process, performing tasks such as needs assessment, communication with recruitment partners, coordination of and attendance at hiring manager interviews, and delivery of orientation for new employees.
- Performed a wide array of full-cycle recruitment activities for roles in IT, manufacturing, professional-administrative services, engineering, and management.
- Completed multiple complex searches for candidates with hard-to-find skills.
Fay earned the degree of Bachelor of Business in Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh.