Mom Friendly Jobs Candidate Success Story - Sarah Dixon
Name: Sarah Dixon
City/State: Cincinnati, OH
Family: Husband, 19 month & 4 month old daughter
Education: BA in Psychology from University of Cincinnati, MBA in Human Resources Management, University of Phoenix
Summary of your professional experience: 10 years Hospitality Industry-Recruiting with Millennium Hotels and Resorts - Director of HR
New Job: HR Manager with The Hill and Griffith Company (Part-time/flexible)
Why did you turn to Mom Corps? (vs. another staffing agency) My mother showed me some press on Mom Corps and I was impressed with the philosophy behind the company. I just had my first child and was beginning to question working five days a week and being away from my family. I applied to be a candidate with Mom Corps just to see what would happen. I was really looking for something flexible in HR. I was looking for a forward thinking company that would offer some flexibility. Then one day I received an email from Mom Corps Cincinnati to see if I had an interest in a flexible HR Manager role with The Hill & Griffith Company.
Describe your experience working with Mom Corps? They were wonderful! They acted as my liaison with the employer. From start to finish Mom Corps communicated with me and kept me in the loop on each step. They set up my interview and gave me great/constructive feedback. They knew what I was looking for and were really my advocates. Eisha Armstrong and Lynn Danen, Mom Corps Cincinnati, were “rooting” for me and I could really tell they were on my side and wanted me to get the job. They were especially professional and helpful in working with my maternity leave.
Please summarize how having a flexible job through Mom Corps has affected/improved your overall work-life synthesis and your professional and/or family life. What is different now? Professionally, it’s an immensely different company (private vs. public) than where I was working. It’s rounding me out. I am a one-person HR department and learning all of the nuances. I feel I will really expand my HR experience with Hill & Griffith. Personally, I have two days every week at home (24 hour work week). I am not worried about my Blackberry going off all day and night. Having the flexibility is the most positive thing and having more time with my family makes it perfect. I can get out and use my brain and have the time at home too. It’s a dream come true!
What is your go-to stress reliever? Getting outside and walking, being in the sunshine!
Describe your overall experience with Mom Corps: It was a game changer for me! My life has changed for the better.