A manufacturing company came to TruPath for help finding an HR Manager for a new facility.
The Client’s Need:
A national aluminum product manufacturing company was opening a new plant near Atlanta, GA. The facility was still under construction, but the company wanted to be prepared for completion. They asked TruPath to fill five key leadership roles for the plant. One of these, and possibly the most important, was the HR Manager. The person in this role would need to be able to handle ramp up and hiring processes for a staff that would eventually grow to about 110 employees. Understanding the plant’s needs to hire the right employees, handle onboarding, and conduct training would be important for getting production started on the right foot.
TruPath recruiters started a search in the local area. After realizing the local market had a limited number of qualified HR Manager candidates, the recruiters expanded the search into nearby cities and states. However, the initial work ended up paying off in this case. One of the few qualified candidates in the local area had concerns about the financial stability of their employer. she felt it was the right time to explore new opportunities. This HR Manager had lived in the area for some time, so she understood the local culture and had a strategy for hiring manufacturing industry employees in the local market.