Meet Abby with Five Guys, Celebrating Over Two Years of Dependable Service
Recently Cindy Bahl, Director of Business Development for Dirkse CC and Amplify! Portland met with several Operations Supervisors at the local Five Guys on Cedar Hills in Beaverton to discuss their current hiring needs, as they face the challenge many employers face today; a low unemployment rate and a lack of candidates who are dependable and will stay with the job longer than two weeks. She asked them what traits were most important when considering candidates to hire. Operations Supervisor, JR Kerns shared, “The number one thing is reliability…we need people who show up, ready to work, that are friendly, customer service-oriented people with high energy like Abby”!
You may remember lobby attendant, Abby Monger from our December 2018 story. She is now celebrating over two years at Five Guys and has not only proven to be a reliable and friendly team member with lots of contagious energy but has also taken on new tasks and learned new skills in the process. She began with the support of a full-time Job Coach and now works independently with only occasional check-in visits from her Job Coach, surrounded by her teammates at Five Guys who naturally coach and support her if needed. When asked about her time at Five Guys, Abby said, “I love my job because I feel appreciated and useful in the lobby. I enjoy helping the customers when they need help. I really like how supportive my coworkers are, especially my manager, Carmen. Plus, the discount on the food is a nice bonus!”
Because of this positive experience with Abby, Five Guys reached out to Ms. Bahl to talk about recruiting more diverse candidates in their other Portland Metro and Vancouver locations. They recognize the benefits of including people with different abilities and appreciate the work ethic and strong desire to contribute to the team and earn a paycheck, all with a positive attitude and smile! Ms. Bahl works closely with employers like Five Guys through the Amplify! Employer Resource Group, a collective of other local, respected Employment Provider agencies to recommend more candidates like Abby to meet their business needs.
If your business would like to be more inclusive to people with different abilities, matching skill sets to your business needs, please reach out to Cindy@dirksecc.com or call 503-258-7715.