Annette Rinslo is a Sr. Engineering Recruiter Team Lead in Atlanta, GA. She’s been with JSG for nearly two years but has over 20 years of experience in the Staffing Industry. We sat down with Annette to learn a little more about her career, her role at JSG, and her amazing recruiting team.
Tell us a little about your career and how you joined the JSG team
I’ve been in the staffing industry since 1995. I started working for TAD Technical and worked there for about six and a half years before they were acquired by Adecco. When first starting, I focused on engineering roles. But in 2003, I entered the Energy sector as a Sr. Technical Recruiter at Think Energy Group. There, I learned the ins-and-outs of the Energy sector and started recruiting on roles within the industry. Engineering and Energy go hand-in-hand. These two fields have really helped me grow as a recruiter and allow me to work on many different roles at once. They each have played a tremendous role in my career and definitely are useful for my current role at JSG.
I have worked with several people from JSG in the past and got in contact with Frank Cunnane, who’ve I worked with for years, about coming on board. In August 2017, I officially joined the JSG team as a Sr. Engineering Recruiter. And this January, I was gratefully promoted to Sr. Engineering Recruiter Team Lead.
You were promoted to Team Lead at the beginning of this year. Tell us a little about your team? What sets your team apart from others?
Our team consists of seven great recruiters, two of which focus on the perm placement side and the rest focuses on contract and contract-to-hire positions. I also work closely with the rest of the recruiting team in Atlanta. I try to step in and help whenever I can. We spend a lot of time brainstorming and helping each other out. It’s a tight labor market, so we are always coming up with better ways to find and source great talent for our clients. As Team Lead, I am responsible for mentoring three of our contract recruiters. I lead them by assigning contract positions, helping perform searches, and anything else they need to continue to succeed in this industry.
What do you enjoy most about being a recruiter?
At the beginning of my career, I worked for an organization for about nine years. Towards the end of my tenure there, I worked for the human resources department. There, got a feel for how others on the team get the opportunity to help others with their careers, their families, and their livelihoods. There are 4-Wins to recruiting: The client gets a great candidate, the candidate gets a new job opportunity, I get to help JSG make a placement, and I win by receiving compensation for my hard work.
Of course, I also enjoy building relationships and reconnecting with clients and candidates I’ve worked with in the past. To this day, I still get excited every time I successfully get a placement or bring in new business for JSG.
What are your team’s goals for the rest of 2019?
One of my personal goals this year is to help bring in more leads and generate new business. It’s a candidate’s market and it can be challenging to fill certain roles. It’s my goal for my team and I to bring in new clients and build the team in Atlanta. Of course, I also want to surpass the number of direct hires I placed last year.
What do you like to do for fun outside of work?
I enjoy golfing and I’ve been playing for over 20 years now, but have been getting more into this year. I also enjoy playing softball and played racquetball for 18 years.