MEET THE TEAM: Resource Specialist Kelly Hinch

MEET THE TEAM: Resource Specialist Kelly Hinch

“Meet the Team” introduces you to the Leddy Group resource specialists who work tirelessly to find the right candidate for the right job.

What do you do at Leddy Group? On a day-to-day basis, I source candidates, schedule interviews with clients, assist with interviews, and conduct orientations as needed. My main focus, though, is matching candidates with open positions, overseeing field employees and acting as account manager for our clients.

How did you first learn about Leddy Group? I met [Work Opportunities Recruiting Manager] Jess LaPaglia at a job fair. I went to the fair to meet with a couple of companies and had already made my mind up on what I wanted to do for a career. I walked by Jess, and she just seemed really, really happy, so I went over and started talking to her. She took my resume and two days later, I was interviewing with Leddy Group!

Was staffing something you wanted to get into? I was very interested in HR. I had interned at a local town office and enjoyed my time over there—I interviewed people, processed some of the paperwork, reviewed the OSHA logs—so this idea of working in staffing intrigued me. I didn’t know much about it, which made it a challenge for me, and I’m happy I took the job. I’ve been with Leddy Group for four and a half years now.

What do you like most about your job? I love our culture. I love the fact that we all work as a team. If you asked, “Hey, would you help me out with this or take this phone call?” I don’t know one person that would say no. Everybody is there to help each other. Everyone’s always thinking, “What’s good for the whole?” rather than ourselves.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned in the past five years? Over the years, I’ve learned that you’re never going to get the perfect answer to a question, and that’s okay. When I first started working in this industry, I expected that there was a certain way things were done and everything would follow a certain pattern. I wanted everything to be black and white, and yet, there are a lot of gray areas. It was challenging for my personality, but I’ve learned that I’m not always going to get the answer I want or expect. Every day is a little bit different and a little bit challenging, and that’s what’s so fun about it. You just need to go with it and learn from it. It enables you to look outside the box.

What do you like to do in your free time? I love reading and scrapbooking, and I enjoy spending time with family and friends, but one of my guilty pleasures is that I like to go play bingo in Nashua with my mom. It’s a fun and inexpensive night out.

What book are you currently reading? The Innocent by Harlan Coben. I love Harlan; he’s such a good author. I’m also on a James Patterson kick right now, too. I’m into mystery thrillers.

What’s on your bucket list? I want to travel overseas, and specifically, I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland. My grandmother was born there, and I’ve always wanted to go to see where she was born and meet our family. And I would absolutely go with my mom; she’s my best friend.

If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring with you? Sunglasses, pink lemonade Snapple and the latest Harry Potter book.

If you had to eat only one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Definitely mashed potatoes with gravy.