For the next few months, we will be profiling leaders of all levels at Atterro. We hope these insights allow you to better get to know our leadership team, and use their advice and tips in your searches for talent or a job.
Our second leader we’ll be profiling is Michelle Decker, Vice President of Hunter Hamilton:
1.) How did you get started in the staffing industry, and what made you want to go into it? I was making a career change at the time. I had registered with Pro Staff to find a new position and was asked to interview for an internal Recruiter position with the Hunter Hamilton division. I had been wanting to get into something similar to human resources so thought it would be a good role.
2.) The most rewarding part of your job is… When we find a new position for our talent that makes an impact on their career and when we help our client who has had difficulty in finding the right talent for their opening or project. I also find it rewarding to help our internal associates develop and become successful in their positions.
3.) What advice would you give someone who is looking to work with a staffing agency? To ensure that they are working with an agency that is open to building an ongoing relationship and that the agency continues to have consistent follow up with them.
4.) What’s one thing people may not know about you? I love to travel any chance that I get. My favorite places that I have visited are Germany and the lakes areas on the Minnesota/Canadian border.
5.) Tell us about your Atterro journey (i.e. what positions have you held throughout your career with Atterro): I started out as a Recruiter in the Hunter Hamilton division for 2 years and then moved into a Business Development role that I held for many years. In 2011 I moved into a Sales Director role and then was promoted to my current role as Vice President.