February 10, 2022

Recruiter of the Week featuring Michelle Mehlis


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Well, we have an exciting show today and I think we got to get started with the recruiter of the week per usual. What do you think? The best segment! Should we bring in our guests this week? I think we should bring her in. Without further ado, let’s welcome Michelle. Hey Michelle! Hi Ryan. Hi Emily. I’m excited to be here and nervous. No nerves, no nerves here.

We don’t bite. Special shout out to Michelle- like we didn’t have a guest this week. So hire well team, if you’re watching just like step up your game, sign up to be on our show. We don’t bite. It’s not scary, but thank you so much for joining us today- like a month earlier than you were supposed to. I’m excited to be here.

Well, firstly, will you introduce yourself? Who are you? What do you do here at Hirewell? Yes. So I am on the Managed Recruiting and OnDemand teams, which means I both, for OnDemand I go and basically look like an internal recruiter, helping a company 40 hours a week scale up, but I’m about to start with Civic Plus next week.

They’re SaaS, which is government engagement software, hiring tech people for them. At the same time, I helped with managed recruiting, which is companies that have like acute needs and that’s pulling it all our teams- where I’m helping them solve a problem and then using the resources of all 90 plus of our recruiters.

And right now I’m on a really exciting search for a nonprofit like fundraiser for a domestic violence prevention organization in Chicago. And then I’m also working with a SaaS here that does construction management that leads a lot of professional services. So I’m busy right now. How did you fit us in? What doesn’t she do? I mean, that is awesome.

And you just explained everything so well, I mean, I think we should bring you on next time when people ask about Managed Recruiting and OnDemand, like you just, you crushed that. I get it now. Get Michelle on those sales calls, for sure. I mean, she’s got it down. You got it down, pat. That’s awesome. We’re so, so excited.

I’m excited to be here. We’re going to play our rapid fire questions game with you. For those of you who are tuning in for the first time, we will put two minutes on the clock. During those two minutes we will ask Michelle as many questions as we can. Michelle, your job is to answer them quickly, but of course, as thoughtfully as possible. Are you ready for this?

I am. All right. Ryan’s going to ask your first question in three, and two, go! Michelle, what’s your favorite thing about working at Hirewell? It is definitely the people. And I will bring a different perspective to that. You know, when you’re on OnDemand, people are like well, how’s that different from being a contract recruiter?

Well, it’s different because I can go ask any of my 90 colleagues on anything I want to learn, whether I need to learn how to be a better recruiter, how to be better at employer brand. How do I learn how to recruit for a specific role? I have all these awesome resources for me to learn from. Oh, I love that. I love that! What was your very first job?

I was in retail, first job. Michael’s Crafts- actually I wish I had brought it out, one of those little beaded trees, I built one of those. I have it, I put it out at Christmas, you know, so yeah. And I could do floral arrangements and everything like that. Not so much anymore, but. Michelle! You are multitalented, very much so. Hey, what’s your favorite thing to do

like on a Sunday? So again, I live in Chicago, so very different experience, winter to summer. We’ll focus on summer cause it’s funner. So I live close to the beach. I love to walk the beach, whether I’m here or anywhere else. So that’s a great, great thing. I have a dog. So walking the dog in the park, the beach, you know, all that kind of stuff is really- so fun- enjoyable part.

We need to start a dog club, for sure. Lots of pets. And birds, right? We learned about birds last week. I have fish and a Crested gecko, so yeah. Yeah. Okay! Bringing out the reptiles baby, bringing out the reptiles. You mentioned the beach. Do you have a favorite vacation spot? So almost any beach vacation is my favorite vacation spot.

So I have a special fondness in my heart for Kauai. I’ve been there quite a few times and going for a wedding in October and then- need a plus one? But we’re going to Puerto Rico in a month, so I’m excited for that because I’ve not been down to an ocean beach in way too long. So fun! Well, safe travels. What’s the most embarrassing fashion trend that you used to rock? Hammer pants.

So I feel like they’re kind of like, aren’t those like some people still wearing them? I think the fact that we all wear pajamas everywhere now, you know? I love it. I love it. Okay. Final question. What is your favorite home cooked meal? Have a lot of them! What I like to cook- my daughter, when my daughter’s cooking Indian food, but when I’m cooking, Thai food. So, in particular Tumkai soup and deep fried spring rolls and cashew chicken- Michelle, what’s your address and when are you making that next because I love Thai. Sunday dinner, baby. I’ll see you Sunday!

That’s going to be my new favorite Sunday activity, is going to Michelle’s for Thai. There we go. You’re welcome anytime. So creative. Okay, wow! So impressive and just love learning more about you. We so appreciate you coming on and that wasn’t that bad right? No, it’s fun. Good! We love hearing that. Well thanks for joining us, Michelle.

We can’t wait to have you back on the show in the future and have a great rest of your day. All right. Thank you. Keep crushing it. Don’t forget to breathe, okay. Sounds good.


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