Today we’d like to introduce you to Tina Hazlett.
Hi Tina, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I got into recruiting by accident – I went to an agency to help me find work when I moved back to Utah from Baltimore. They ended up hiring me.
After 17 amazing years, I gave the notice to take a professional sabbatical (a year-long road trip around the country with my family, documented at boondocksandbliss.com) to do some soul searching and figure out if recruiting was really what I wanted to do for the rest of my career.
Turns out, IT IS! We are now filling a diversity gap in employment that Utah so desperately needs help with. We saw how cookie-cutter hiring was becoming in many of our local engineering and manufacturing companies and decided to “spice it up” by adding a little female energy and overall diversity to the equation.
Our team is at a 53% diversity fill rate to date. We’re passionate about driving Utah businesses forward and we believe it starts with the people.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It’s been a humbling road, but an incredibly satisfying one. Grassroots efforts; one connection, one conversation, one candidate, one company at a time.
A little thing called the pandemic made most hiring/recruiting come to a screeching halt and was by far our biggest challenge to date! But as typically happens, the blessings that came from the struggle include improving and implementing Outplacement Services, streamlining our Recruitment Process Ownership practices, and providing more extensive strategic consulting.
We are a more robust talent acquisition company than we were before, or even set out to be.
As you know, we’re big fans of Spectrum Recruiting Solutions. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
Increasing diversity in leadership positions in the engineering and manufacturing industry in Utah is our mission. Helping to get women to the tables where decisions are made is our goal. We are very niche and very local. We work quickly to keep Utah’s industrial sector moving forward with top talent and creative minds.
We call ourselves The Spectrum Solution not only because we get results in a variety of ways but because we genuinely care about making a difference. We strive to be part of THE SOLUTION. We believe in diversity, opportunity, and mutually-beneficial partnerships for everyone.
Check us out online at thespectrumsolution.com or via your favorite social media outlet. No matter what product or service you provide, your people are your business and your business is only as solid as your team. We can help you recruit, manufacture and engineer that team.
What do you like and dislike about the city?
What is there to NOT like about Salt Lake?!? The entire state of Utah has absolutely unmatched opportunities for outdoor recreation in gorgeous settings.
For myself and most of the folks I know, that’s a huge draw. Local culture is expanding, the economy is booming, it’s exceptionally safe, and the weather is fickle but fun.
Okay, maybe I wish I could join a wine club and get a bottle of something new and exciting delivered to my door, but otherwise, truly, this is a fabulous place to do business with equally fabulous and ambitious people.
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Headshot photographed by Gerita Horne