#STRIVE19 Speaker Spotlight: Stacey Wetterer
This is part of a series of speaker spotlights ahead of the 10th Annual Yello Conference, STRIVE 2019, on May 1-2, 2019.
Name: Stacey Wetterer
Your current role/title: Director of Management Programs at Cintas
STRIVE session: Setting the Course for Your Campus Recruiting
Favorite book: Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Favorite place you’ve traveled (or would like to): Jost Van Dyke (British Virgin Islands)
Fun fact about you people may not know: I have a Christmas tradition where I make a pastry wreath from scratch with my best friend—and it takes five days!
Tell us about your background and what led you to your current role.
I started with Cintas as an intern after graduating from college. My intent was to get experience and move on to obtain my graduate degree in college student personnel and administration. My hope was to receive my doctorate where I could pursue my passion for teaching, while also guiding college students in decisions for their futures.
Funny thing about life—when I found Cintas, I fell in love with the partners and culture—and also saw an opportunity to explore the business world which was never on my radar. During my career I have developed as a business leader and become a more confident professional, while also pursuing my passion.
I started as a management trainee in the same program I am responsible for today. Throughout my career I have been in operations, sales and in various leadership positions across multiple divisions. As fate would have it, four years ago, I was promoted into my current role where I have created our target school recruitment strategy for our management trainee positions and have recently been asked to take on sales talent acquisition strategy, as well.
The path isn’t always straight, and it can be blurry, but if you trust your leadership, continue to make career decisions with growth in mind, and always lean into where you have passion and strength—I believe it works out great!
If you had to pick one piece of advice to give to talent acquisition professionals, what would it be?
Much of talent acquisition is about the art, but don’t underestimate the science of the industry—always find ways to measure your team’s impact.
What inspires you about your work?
I get to help candidates change the trajectory of their life by introducing them to a world-class leadership program, while also representing a company that I truly believe in.
What is a professional goal you STRIVE to achieve?
I want to see a centralized, strong and more robust internal recruitment structure in our organization.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing talent acquisition?
If you are 100% sure you’ve found the right candidate, you’ll be right 75% of the time.