Meet Our Team: Chuck Aardema

 

Chuck Aardema, Executive Recruiter

HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU WORKED AT GILMAN PARTNERS?

This is my first year.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT WORKING AT GILMAN PARTNERS?

It's a great feeling to connect people to new career opportunities. We have a diverse group of clients and a high degree of integrity in our search process. 

HOW DO YOU SEE THE PRACTICE OF RECRUITING AND RETAINING EMPLOYEES CHANGING IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS?

Talented people will leave if there is not an ongoing commitment to their professional growth. Employers that don't pay enough attention to continually recognize and re-recruit their best people will experience much higher levels of turnover as a result. 

IF YOU COULD GIVE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE TO COMPANIES LOOKING TO HIRE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

The hiring process does not end when someone starts their job... that's just the beginning. Many employers don't commit to a structured orientation and assimilation process, which can leave people feeling unappreciated or ignored right from the start.

TELL US A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF. 

I am a writer and was fortunate enough to publish my first children's book this year. It's called "In My World."

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT?

I enjoy good Italian food and pizza and some of my favorite restaurants are Alfio's in Hyde Park and Forno in Oakley.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK? WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?

I have read all the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child and am ready to start the latest, "The Midnight Line."