President, Logic Executive Search and Workplace Solutions Inc.
What inspired you to enter and pursue this field?
I have a passion for recruitment and had always hoped that at some point in my career that I would have the courage to open up my own business. I longed for a career that would give me the opportunity to help people. Being in recruitment, I have been able to help candidates secure meaningful employment and help organizations find exceptional talent to help drive their business forward.
How did you come to be in this position?
I "accidentally" fell into the recruitment industry. When relocating back from Toronto to Windsor, I was looking for employment and reached out to a local award-winning recruitment firm. I reached out to the owner of the business to see if she could provide any suggestions on my resume or information on the local job market to help with my search. She invited me in to meet with her to which I thought she was going to offer me a placement with one of her clients. To my excitement, she offered me a position at her recruitment firm as a Recruitment Specialist in her Professional Staffing Division. I was promoted from Recruitment Specialist to Branch Manager, Director of Recruitment Services and into Regional Manager Ontario for Professional Services. After being in the industry for 10 years, I stepped away to take on a role as a Human Resources Manager with a local community hospital. I quickly realized how much I missed the recruitment industry.
Shortly after I left the industry the pandemic hit. I recognized that there were many organizations struggling with the complexities of recruitment during this time and a need in our community for a firm that focused on professional/executive search and human resources services. I decided if I was ever going to take the leap into launching my own business, this would be the time. I wanted to be able to help my community navigate the recruitment challenges that so many organizations were facing during this time. I ended up quitting my full-time, permanent, stable job at the Hospital and launched my own business during the pandemic.
I am very lucky that I have so many great female role models and mentors in my life. One mentor especially who believed in me and pushed me to exceed who really helped guide me to my journey in entrepreneurship. Since launching the business back in September 2020, we have grown to provide outside of recruitment/executive search services to include outplacement services, dual career, and human resources support. We have been successfully able to place candidates throughout Canada and the United States. Our team has grown to include a Recruitment Specialist, Human Resources Specialist and Recruitment Administrator. We were awarded top pitch by the EPICentre Venture Women Program and are a finalist in the 2021 Women of Inspiration Award through the Universal Womens Network.
What advice would you give young women looking to enter your current line of work?
One of my favorite quotes is “There are women reading these lines who have the potential to build a company that would alter their families lives and the lives of others who’d be positively affected by the business they created… if only they had the audacity to believe it would work”
There is no perfect time to start a business or perfect business plan. Believe in yourself and your potential to succeed. Persevere through the difficult times and celebrate every success, even the small ones. Learn, change, adapt daily and find yourself a great mentor. Don't get lost in the planning, focus on action and results.
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