The latest SMS Standout nominee is Gulf Coast Recruiter Joey Broussard. Joey was nominated by HR Manager Allyson Duck for excellent performance. Allyson said, “Joey transferred into a Recruiting role about a year ago and he has been a valuable addition to our team. Joey lent a new hire cold weather gear for his project in the Northeast. When Joey found out the cold weather gear would not be in time for his departure, he gave the new hire his FR jacket to bring with him. Joey has also received kudos from recruits on his knowledge of the position and company, responsiveness and consistent communication.” Congratulations Joey! We sat down with Joey to find out where his generosity comes from. Here’s a sneak peek into a day in the life of Joey Broussard.
AC: Describe a typical day at work.
JB: I start my day by checking with operations for any openings. I receive the staffing summary then begin the process of finding the right candidate for the job. Once selected, I begin the hiring process which includes drug screen, background check and physical.
AC: How do you get pumped up for the day?
JB: I drink two cups of coffee!
AC: What was the best vacation you have ever taken?
JC: When I went to St. Lucia in 2016 and married my best friend Michelle.
AC: What food could you live on for a month?
AC: How do you stay motivated at work?
JB: The great team I work with.
AC: What has been the most fulfilling moment in your career so far?
JB: Becoming a Paramedic!
AC: Tell us about a moment that changed your life.
JB: When Kaitlyn, my daughter was born she had medical problems with her heart and brain. She is now 22 and graduated from college!!
AC: What would be your advice for future [safety professionals]?
JB: Safety Professionals should focus on their passion, the driving force behind the successes that really matter, such as keeping workers safe.
AC: What is your favorite activity outside of work?
JB: Spending time with my family and riding my motorcycle.
AC: Name one book that inspired you professionally.
JB: Combat Medic: Vietnam by Craig Roberts
AC: Which talent or superpower would you most like to have and why?
JB: Superpower to cure cancer to have our loved ones around longer.
AC: What was the best advice you were ever given?
JB: No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all. Integrity is everything!
AC: Do you have a bucket list? What are the top 3 things on it?
JB: The first I just checked off last week: Sturgis!
2. Riding my bike to Key West with my wife.
3. Go to France and Canada to see where my ancestors came from.
AC: Do you have any pets? What are their nicknames?
JB: We have a Pug named Duke, a Yourkiepoo named Dudley and a Schnauzer named Daisy
AC: A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
JB: He is at building G waiting for the August birthday cake celebration to begin. The reason he is wearing a sombrero is because he heard Donna was bringing Margaritas!!