One of the things that makes ALTRES a leader in the staffing industry is our highly experienced and knowledgeable employees. This brings us to our feature of Tabitha Fernandez, who is a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) and has been with ALTRES for over 26 years! From the get-go, Tabitha knew that staffing was not only where she belonged, but where she thrived. She is a real people person who enjoys working with our clients and candidates every day!
How did you find your way into a career in the staffing industry / with ALTRES?
My staffing career began right out of college. I absolutely love to meet and talk with new people – so I knew from the beginning that this was the perfect job for me. After about a year in the industry, I went to Florida for corporate training which really helped me set a good, solid foundation for my career. With 5 years of industry experience, I made the move to ALTRES – the best decision I ever made!
What is your role at ALTRES? Describe a typical day on the job.
As a Placement Manager in the Industrial Division, I build relationships with our clients and candidates every day. A typical day on the job consists of a multitude of competing priorities, which range from interviewing, hiring, and placing applicants on the job.
What qualities or skills are essential to be a successful Personnel Manager?
To be a successful Placement Manager, you must be able to listen and find out what is important to the client and the candidate. Every day is an opportunity to put our corporate core values into action by investing in relationships, building trust, and reaching higher by going above and beyond expectations. I genuinely care about people and know that everything I do has an impact on people’s lives and the community at large, I’ve found it invaluable to be able to put myself in another person’s shoes. Whether I’m interviewing an applicant, recruiting for a client, or negotiating hiring terms – I always think about how I would like to be treated in every situation.
Why should a company use a staffing agency, like ALTRES?
We are a professional staffing company with over 50 years of industry experience. Being a locally owned and operated company allows us the flexibility to be able to adapt to the specific needs of any business.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to travel and cook! It’s such an experience to be able to see different cultures and meet new people. I’ve been to Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Australia, and the Philippines – and there are still many more countries I want to visit in Asia and Europe!
If you have an upcoming project or job that you need to staff, keep in mind that ALTRES Industrial offers flexible workforce solutions. Contact Tabitha today to find out how we can supply temporary industrial workers for your long or short-term projects.