Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hopkinton Networkers Group: Panel of Recruiters

Hello Everyone,
The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by a Panel of Recruiters. The facilitator for this week will be Laura Startzenbach. We will devote the time as scheduled below.Important Note: Please make a serious, concerted effort to arrive before 10:00 AM. We are going to start the meeting on time at 10:00 AM.
Recruiters scheduled to attend:
Adecco, Jeffrey Long
Micro Tech Staffing, Paul Rojee and Luis Bedoya
The Suburban Group, Mark Carlson
Agenda schedule:
Welcome & Panel Introductions                                                         Start: 10:00 AM
Recruiting 101 - the basics                                                                Start: 10:10 AM
     a. Types of recruiters                                                                   10 - 15 minutes/recruiter
     b. How recruiters work with hiring companies and with job seekers
     c. How recruiters are compensated (high level, not details)
Market trends in hiring
Top 10 things recruiters look for in a candidate
Q & A from the HNG members                                                            Start: 11:00 AM
                                                                                                        45 - 60 minutes
Closing remarks                                                                                5 minutes
                                                                                                        End: 12 Noon
Recruiter 1:1 discussions with HNG members (optional)                       30 minutes+
Jeffrey Long - Adecco
Jeff, Branch Manager, Adecco Staffing Framingham MA. He has over 7 years experience in the Staffing Industry as a Recruiter, On-Site Manager and currently Branch Manager. He has experience placing candidates in the fields of: Accounting & Finance, Professional, Administrative, Customer Service / Call Center and Light Industrial. In his
current role as Branch Manager with Adecco, he works with new and existing clients throughout Metro-West and Central Massachusetts to provide top quality temporary and permanent staffing solutions.
Paul Rojee - Micro Tech Staffing
Paul, Managing Partner at Micro Tech Staffing Group, has more than 29 years in the Staffing Industry. For the last 12 years he’s owned and operated the Franklin branch
of Micro Tech Staffing group focused on temporary and permanent placements with in the Engineering, Manufacturing, Administrative and Distribution sectors along 495 and Metro West areas.
Micro Tech Staffing has been ranked for the third straight year by the Boston Business Journal as the largest Privately Owned Staffing Firm in Massachusetts and third largest overall.
Luis Bedoya - Micro Tech Staffing
Luis, Recruiting Manager at Micro Tech Staffing Group, has more than 16 years in the Staffing Industry and has worked for Micro Tech Staffing for the last 11 ½ years. As
the Recruiting Manager in the Franklin office, Luis leads a group of 5 Recruiters who specialize in sourcing candidates within the Engineering, Manufacturing, Administrative and Warehousing/Distribution areas of 495 and Metro West.
Mark Carlson - The Suburban Group
Mark is Senior Vice President and Executive Recruiter with The Suburban Group, Inc., a boutique recruiting firm located in Grafton, MA.  Mark joined Suburban in 1999 (then Suburban Staffing, Inc.) as an Outside Sales Representative where he expanded the geographic footprint of the organization and was tasked with developing and managing both the IT and Biotech divisions.  In 2000, Carlson became VP of Business Development for Data Transitions (software development division of Suburban) and worked to open new markets for an innovative software tool.  In 2003, he rejoined Suburban (now The Suburban Group) as Sales Manager and became VP in 2008.   Mark became self-educated as a recruiter/business owner through his associations and leadership involvement with MAPS, NEAPS, and NAPS.  Mark’s training has allowed Suburban’s recruiters to be very successful in their markets.
Prior to joining Suburban, Mark worked in both the mutual fund and craft beer industry.Mark believes in giving back to his profession.  He is part of and serves with:
•    Massachusetts Association of Personnel Services, Past President and Gov’t Affairs Chair
•    National Association of Personnel Services, Executive Board Member and 2014 Conference Chair
•    New England Association of Personnel Services, Co-Chair for the 2014 Annual Conference
Mark also dedicates his time to non-industry organizations including:
•    Former Special Olympics swim coach with Greater Marlboro Programs (20 years)
•    Den Leader, Cub Scout Pack 107, Grafton
•    Committee Member, Boy Scout Troop 107, Grafton
•    Committee Member, Grafton Town House Oversight Committee
•    Past member, Grafton Historic District
Mark was recognized in 2007 by the Worcester Business Journal ’40 Under 40’ award and received the Life Time Achievement Award from the New England Association of Personnel Services in 2014.
Recap of HNG Meeting of May 2, 2014:
Our 121st meeting had 26 people,  this is 1 more than the previous meeting; 12 signed the New Member list. Sheri Ablaza was our facilitator. There were 9 introduction speeches.
We had speakers Tom Ingrasia and Jared Chrudinsky who talked about "Mental Massage: Strategies to Achieve Your Goals and Reduce Stress."
Developed by Tom and Jared, Mental Massage is an innovative fusion of guided visualization and re-energizing neck/shoulder massage in a transformational group workshop. Mental Massage was designed to help you:
* clarify and set your professional and personal goals
* leverage self-assessment tools and self-motivational techniques
* manage stress and enhance you mind/body balance
* develop the skills to take 100% responsibility for your life
* recognize and seize the opportunities that are right in front of you every day--and make them your own
* use the power you already have within to achieve your goals
You left the workshop with a road map to get from where you are now to where you want to be in life.
Schedule for HNG Meetings:
May 16, 2014    Panel of Recruiters
June 6, 2014     Jaclyn Jarmulowicz    From the Framingham Workforce Central Career Center
General Information
The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10 to 12 noon, and will meet the first and third Friday of the month. The parish hall has a capacity for 250 people and there is plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot and on the street. Around the perimeter of the parish hall are rooms to allow us to have focused network groups or for any other purpose we need. We chose the first and third Friday to allow everyone to attend the Acton Networking Group or any other networking group, if they wanted, on the Friday we do not meet.
We will maintain our close affiliation with Acton Networkers by using the same list-server to share information between the groups. Any e-mails specific to the Hopkinton Networking Group (HNG) will be indicated in the subject line either by "Hopkinton Networking Group" or "HNG"; this way anyone attending these meetings will know the e-mail is intended for them.
We will follow the following agenda items:
* Welcome
* Landings (with doughnuts)
* Announcements
* New member introductions
* Needs and Leads
* Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
* Cleanup
For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
* Name
* Skills and Value Statement
* Where have you been?
* Where are you going?
* Your title
* Your target companies
* Geography of search
* Name and e-mail address
If anyone wants to join our team, please let one of us know; we could always use the extra help and input for ideas.
Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. Colella's Supermarket is on the right at the third traffic light. The first street after the third traffic light is Church Street, take a right turn. The church is on the right. Go around to the left of the parking lot and go into the side entrance of the parish hall.
Depending upon where you live, perhaps you may want to use Mapquest for a more direct route. The address of the church is:
St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators:
Sheri Ablaza            sheriablaza@...
Grace Carcich          gracec814@...  
Emilia Gordon          emiliagne@...   
Gil Krispien              g.krispien@...    
William Lam             wmlam508@...       
Laura Startzenbach  laura.startzenbach@...