Meet the Team – Maria Claus
Name: Maria Claus
Position: HR Specialist
Years at acpo: 6 months
Responsibilities: Recruiting job candidates and matching them with opportunities within the company. Onboarding which includes explaining policies, procedures and standards to new and existing employees. New hire paperwork. Administering benefit packages. Handle and provide support for various HR employee programs. Anything else related to assisting and supporting employees and candidates.
What do you love about your job? I love that I get to be a part of the process of attracting job candidates and matching them with positions that align with their skills, talents, financial goals and work hour specifications. Being in the employment industry for 27 years, I especially love being able to help and encourage others in reaching their employment goals.
What drew you to acpo originally? Kelli, the HR Manager! I was a service provider for acpo in my past employment and Kelli was my main contact. I loved how personable and flexible she was and open minded about job candidates. After candidate’s interviews, they would report similar findings regarding the managers and staff at acpo!
What do you do for fun? I love anything with the word “fun” in it. Life is too short to not love what you do and do what you love. I love Lake Erie, beaches and the outdoors! I love spending time with my 3 grown children, friends and extended family as well as my two cats. I love anything that has to do with art and creativity.
What is your personal philosophy? I truly believe in helping others to succeed and if support and encouragement are provided, employees will want to shine and do their best for their superiors. Leadership is all about bringing out the best in others by encouraging them to succeed.