St. Paul, Minnesota (United States)
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Sr Talent Acquisition Operations Specialist
St. Paul, MN
What do you do in your current role?
As a Talent Acquisition Operations Specialist, I support the Global Talent Acquisition department at Ecolab. The Talent Acquisition Operations team continually evaluates our recruiting processes and implements improvements to better support and achieve the organization’s recruiting goals. My focus is on enhancing the recruiting experience for our stakeholders which includes candidates, hiring managers, recruiters, and other members of the human resources team. I spend most of my time partnering with recruiters to resolve issues, develop process and improvements, and train on our recruiting tools and resources.
What’s your impact at Ecolab?
I work to make our recruiting process easier to navigate which ultimately allows candidates to focus their efforts on determining if Ecolab is a good fit. Choosing an employer and a career is a major life decision! The work I do helps candidates apply for the right opportunities and helps Ecolab select the best talent for the organization.
When did you join Ecolab and why?
I joined Ecolab in 2012 in a contingent assignment recruiting for sales and service positions across the United States. I was previously a recruiter at a very small company and wanted to try a larger corporate environment, so a contingent assignment was a great opportunity for me at the time. After a very short period, I determined that Ecolab was a great fit. In addition to its size and corresponding growth opportunities, I was also drawn to Ecolab’s purpose to make the world cleaner, safer, and healthier. I was hired to a regular position in January of 2013. As soon as I started working at Ecolab, I began to notice the products in restaurants, hotels and healthcare facilities and quickly realized the impact the company had on my everyday life.
What’s your favorite part about your job and working at Ecolab?
My favorite part about working at Ecolab is the endless opportunity to learn and grow my career. In my six years with Ecolab, I have had four unique job experiences that have grown and stretched me in different ways. Not every new opportunity or project is tied to a promotion or job change, but each has expanded my skills, knowledge, and capabilities as an HR professional.
My favorite part of my current role is supporting a global team. The opportunity to work with, and on occasion travel to, other areas of the globe has helped me better understand how Ecolab does business around the world. I had an opportunity to do a field ride along with one of our sales associates in Dubai last year, and I really enjoyed the insights into global business and culture.
Are you actively involved with any groups within Ecolab or outside the organization?
During my time with Ecolab, I have actively participated in our Incrediball and Broomball leagues. I have a passion for team sports and have really enjoyed the opportunity to stay fit and get to know colleagues in a new way through these fun activities organized by the company. These leagues have been a highlight of the summer and winter months throughout my time with Ecolab.
What’s your advice for finding a mentor or coach?
My best mentors and greatest career advocates have been my previous managers at Ecolab. Many of my managers went above and beyond to invest in my development when we worked together and have been very gracious to continue that relationship once I moved to a new role. When you find a manager that you connect with, ask if they’d be willing to stay in touch when you move on. Take initiative to set up lunch, coffee, or other meetings, and ask how you can help them as well.
How does working at Ecolab support your personal life?
I recently had my first child which has been a major life change for me and my family. I was very impressed with Ecolab’s Parental Leave Policy which together with short-term disability offered me 12 weeks of paid leave once my son was born. My manager and team were very supportive throughout my pregnancy and leave. One of my coworkers even brought over a hot meal shortly after he was born! My projects and other work were adequately covered and moved forward while I was out which made my return to work less stressful. I was also able to return with a flexible schedule including occasional remote work which reduces my commute time and allows me to spend more time with my family. I have found Ecolab’s culture to be very supportive of personal life and family responsibilities which ultimately enables me to be my best at work and at home.
What Women Should Know about Working At Ecolab, Inc.
We’re proud to be an employer that not only supports women but also works to empower, engage and energize the company to measurably accelerate the advancement of women. We strive to provide comprehensive benefits to support the overall wellbeing of our employees and their families through paid parental leave, a flexible work environment, market-competitive compensation, and other initiatives. By fostering an inclusive global culture that leverages diverse teams to develop the best ideas and solutions, our goal is to make Ecolab a great place to work – where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.
- Forbes Best Places to Work for Women
- Women Corporate Director Visionary Award
- Forbes Best Employers for Diversity
- Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality (Scored 100% for 6 consecutive years)
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- Women in workforce
- Women holding senior management
- Women directors on board
Programs, initiatives, groups
- Additional information
- E3 is a global Ecolab leadership development network that serves to empower, engage, and energize our company in measurably accelerating the advancement of women leaders and drive business growth.
- Unconscious bias training
- Internal mentorship / sponsorship programs
- Succession planning initiatives
- Diversity initiatives / processes for recruiting
- Flexible working policies
- We offer formal and informal flexible work arrangements.
- Remote working
- Yes, we offer flexible work arrangements.
- Part-time working
- Overview: Parental leave policies
- Birth mothers: 6-8 weeks of paid medical leave plus 6 additional weeks of paid leave
- Non-birth parents, including spouses and domestic partners: 6 weeks of paid parental leave within first 12 months of their child’s birth, adoption or birth by surrogate
- Paid maternity leave
- Yes, 6-8 weeks
- Paid paternity leave
- Yes, 6 weeks
- Adoptive paid leave
- Yes, 6 weeks
- Lactation facilities
- On-site childcare