Noah Dubuc is the Talent Acquisition Manager for Phaxis. He has a passion for people and recruitment. He has several years of experience in the industry and has brought his talents to Phaxis’ Charlotte, North Carolina office. In this interview, we discuss why people should consider a job in recruiting and the importance of building relationships.
What is your role and what responsibilities do you have at Phaxis?
My official title is Talent Acquisition Manager, but I wear many different hats. It is my job to get out and introduce Phaxis to people that don’t know who we are. I think of myself as a storyteller. I tell the story of how Phaxis was formed and how we got our name, two staffing firms Park Hudson and Access Staffing combined. I tell the story of our formation and how our leaders/owners came together and combined their passion for this industry to reach a bigger audience. I also get to tell the story of who we are, what we believe and how we make a difference!
I am not technically in the marketing field, but I advertise Phaxis as a company to every candidate I meet.
I am also the leader of our internal team, where I check in to ensure they have the tools they need to be successful recruiters. I have created an internal interview process to ensure consistency in every interview, no matter the region, so every candidate has the same interview experience. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are so important to Phaxis. So, ensuring everyone has the same opportunities and is treated fairly during each stage of recruitment is essential.
Another responsibility I have is continuously asking for feedback from candidates. Our team has a direct connection to valuable candidate feedback. We then find commonalities in their feedback and relay those messages to the C-suite. We want to always make sure we are giving our candidates our best.
Lastly, the team and I attend career fairs for Phaxis. We get into communities all over the country to discuss recruiter opportunities to college students.
Why are career fairs important to attend as a student in college?
You don’t know what is out there until you look! In college, we think we have our future all figured out until we really weigh our options and see what is out there. I did not know recruiting was a job until I became one.
At career fairs, we talk to students the same way we talk to candidates over the phone. We get to know them, their interests, their major, their graduation date, what they plan on doing after college and see if they are interested in recruitment. The goal is to connect with people!
We explain the benefits of this career and how you can create your own freedom! There are a lot of liberties in this field and the results you get are determined by how hard you work. Freedom in your career creates more freedom in your personal life! We believe in a true work-life balance.
Being a recruiter is a fantastic career path and it opens doors for so many other opportunities. Your career development is important to us.
Why should someone consider a career with Phaxis?
Phaxis cares about its employees. Our top leaders in the C-suite know everyone in each office and puts time in with the recruiters. Seth, one of the owners, is so involved with everyday activities. You don’t see that from the top at most companies.
We have a great company culture at Phaxis. Phaxis’ culture is very close. Our team has drinks or dinner together after hours, not even company organized. Our team has a real connection inside and outside of the office. Many young graduates that work with us have moved from their hometown for this job, so their coworkers have become close friends. Everyone that works here is striving to be better. They help build each other up, working to make each other better. Just like a baseball team practices getting better, our team is the same – they work together to get better.
Every month we go on a company outing in Charlotte and someone new gets to pick what we do. We went to a minor league baseball game, Top Golf, a brewery and line dancing and of course Olive Garden for all-you-can-eat breadsticks. We are always experiencing new things together as a team.
What advice would you give to a first-time recruiter?
Talk to as many people as you can! Whether someone is the right fit or not, it is always a good thing to build relationships. Make sure to be honest and ask questions from the people above you. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. Recruiting at first can be intimidating because it requires talking to people you don’t know, but it is rewarding in the end.
There are a lot of companies out there, but Phaxis is the best and our top-tier leadership sets us apart. We are a company that is passionate about recruitment and people.
Want to start your career in recruiting? Contact Noah, today!
Founded in 2002, Phaxis is now one of the country’s leading recruitment firms. Specializing in healthcare, information technology, accounting, financial services recruitment, office support, legal, HR, and marketing, Phaxis partners with highly qualified talent and top employers to create rewarding career opportunities that result in long-term success for candidates and employers. Visit us at www.phaxis.com.