Archive for Manager of the Month
Happy to announce as voted by her peers that Kim Griffin has won September Manager of the month with her recruiting and mystery shop sales successes! She is also involved in our training and is a positive influence on our new team members. Kim is an important part of our team, and we value her achievements. Congratulations Kim!
We’re a little behind on updating our Manager of the Month! Below is a list of those who have won this esteemed award over the past few months. Their hard work and dedication is truly paying off in the results they provide, and we appreciate each and every one of them.
February = Amy Melanson
March = Scott Gaba
April = Tony Fiduccia
May = Jenny Battershell
June = Jenny Battershell
July = Marcel Kuenzler
Congratulations to such a outstanding team!
We have two outstanding winners for our January Manager of the month. Congratulations to both Jenny Battershell and Marcel Kuenzler, voted winners by your peers for outstanding performance and efforts in growing our business in January. We all appreciate doing business with serious business people who command and control, deliver a message that resonates with prospects, clients, and candidates for recruiting, and manager their days to success in our results driven business.
Happy for you both and CONGRATULATIONS!
Get to know our winners:
Q&A with MARCEL KUENZLER
Q: What is the best thing about recruiting and being a recruiter?
A: Talking to people in the industry, without the (physical) hassles of the industry and being able to use me experience and expertise from this industry. Independency, I enjoy working at my speed, which is usually very fast and hard, no one holds me back or slows me down. Connecting with people from the industry and making them find what they are looking for (both clients and candidates).
Q: What makes GAHS better than the other companies in your view, what is your attraction and keeps you there?
A: Solid training, superior culture, professional integrity. Fantastic team spirit.
Q: Where did you work before GAHS?
A: Ruth’s Chris Steak House, General Manager
Q: Any good book recommendations business wise or for social reading you could pass along?
A: Recruiting for Dummies (just kidding Finding most of my recruiting resources online. Two best books I read in regards for business were: “Service Sells” and “Raving Fans”
Q: Favorite Chain Restaurant
A: Ruth’s Chris, Fleming’s. But mostly like top notch independents with creative Chefs.
Q: Favorite kind of food
A: Spicy! Thai, Malaysian. Steak, Italian, Game & Sushi
Q: Movie recommendations
A: Anything comedy “The Big Lebowski”, “Sex and Death 101″ and “Chaos Theory”
Q: Favorite Vacation spot
A: Anything with sun and war water, hey look at that I’m already here
Q: Favorite Sports and Teams
A: Rather play sports, than watch them. But always enjoy a good soccer game! World Cup this year!
Q: Would like to travel where someday
Q: Last three disks in my CD player or loaded onto the IPod
A: Usually listen to radio for variety. Most 80′s Rock & Pop. Have to switch channels if Country Music or Rap comes on, LOL
Q&A with JENNY BATTERSHELL
Q: What is your favorite thing about working for Goodwin & Associates?
A: The opportunity for growth. I know that all my hard work will pay off in the end, which is a great motivator. Also, the GAHS family is such a great team to work with.
Q: Where are you originally from?
A: Solon, Ohio. About 20 minutes outside of Cleveland.
Q: Where is the last place you traveled to?
A: Park City, Utah, to do some skiing at Brighton.
Q: Favorite Hotel Chain
A: Starwood – specifically, Westin Hotels. I used to work for them, and really think they have a great selection of properties worldwide.
Q: Do you have any children?
A: No, but I do have a golden retriever named Riley. He’s enough of a hand full for my husband and I right now!
Q: Snow or Sunshine?
A: SNOW! And lots of it!
Very proud to announce our December Manager of the Month is Kim Griffin. Kim had an outstanding December, and has shown a great desire to build her business. She understands the ownership required to be a success, and is committed to that. Thank you Kim, it’s a pleasure to have you on our team!
Congratulations to Nicki LaRocque, our November manager of the month! Nicki works in our Accounting Department, and has been a great asset to our company these past few months. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication, Nicki!
Congratulations to Rob Goebel, our October manager of the month! Rob has been with our company for five years, and is a tremendous asset to our overall operations. It’s a pleasure to have you on our team. Thank you for all of your hard work and excellent results!
Meet our September Manager of the Month, Tony Fiduccia. Tony is just getting started with Goodwin & Associates and is already showing signs of a great future! Congratulations, and a very well deserved nomination!
What is the best thing about recruiting and being a recruiter? “Some look at this like a job. I really believe I am helping people mold and shape their careers. Also I believe I am assisting companies in their quest to be successful. Making that perfect match is very rewarding.”
What makes GAHS better than the other companies in your view, what is your attraction and keeps you there? “The teamwork and support is what makes our company unique. We believe what we are doing is taking a profession which has earned some not so good critiques, and injected professionalism, knowledge and integrity for all people involved.”
Where did you work before GAHS? “Been recruiting for 16 years. Fourteen with a start up firm in NJ and the other two with a small firm in Virginia Beach. Prior I spent many years in operations.”
Any good book recommendations business wise or for social reading you could pass along? “Believe it or not I love the book “Built to Win”. It is written by John Schuerholz who was the GM of the Atlanta Braves. He took a team with poor history and morale and made them a winner all while being profitable. He really explains what it is like to be a leader and have to make hard decisions. Very hard to do in pro sports with the consistency he did it it with.”
Favorite Chain Restaurant: “PF Changs”
Favorite kind of food: “Being from NJ with a Sicilian Grandmother (who is still cooking at 99) I would have to say Italian.”
Movie recommendations: “Anything with Robert Dinero or Edward Norton”
If I were President the one thing I would change is…. “The legal system. I think it has gotten far too complicated. I don’t think it take up as much time and money to determine right from wrong.”
Favorite Vacation spot: “The Florida Keys”
Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks? “Food Dunkin/Coffee Starbucks”
Favorite Sports and Teams: “Football Miami Dolphins and Florida Gators”
Would like to travel where someday: “Italy. Have family there”
Last three disks in my CD player or loaded onto the IPod: “Not sure but I can be sure it was Classic Rock.”
Our August 2009 Manager of the Month was Jenny Thompson. Congratulations! Learn a little bit about Jenny from our quick Q&A:
What makes GAHS better than the other companies in your view, what is your attraction and keeps you there? “The people. Everyone that works here is really great to work with, and you can really tell they enjoy their jobs. It makes working really enjoyable when you know you’re with people that love what they’re doing.”
Where did you work before GAHS? “The Westin in Westminster, Colorado. Great location right between Denver and Boulder, with a GREAT view of the Rocky Mountains.”
Favorite Chain Restaurant: “Chipotle. If you get a chance – check out the original location on Evans in Denver.”
Favorite kind of food: “Kraft Macaroni & Cheese”
Movie recommendations: “Into the Wild – great movie!”
Favorite Vacation spot: “St John, USVI”
Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks? “STARBUCKS! I’m addicted to their Mocha Frappuccino’s.”
Favorite Sports and Teams: “Cleveland Cavaliers. Gotta support LeBron James & my home state of Ohio.”
Would like to travel where someday: “Australia and New Zealand”
Last three disks in my CD player or loaded onto the IPod: “Tom Petty, Dispatch, and Ziggy Marley”