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Lisa Beeler is a Human Resources Professional with more than 15 years of experience in staffing, hiring, and recruiting.

For the past 12 years, she worked with Pierce Promotions in Portland, first as a staffing coordinator, recruiter, and most recently as Director of Operations.

Her experience in recruiting is quite diverse, ranging from placing sales, creative, and executive talent across the country, as well as managing client relationships for over six years.

“I’ve always been someone who likes to meet new people, develop relationships, and find ways to help them better themselves by advancing their careers or finding the right fit with the right company, which I think is critical to finding happiness,” explains Lisa.

Lisa holds a B.A. in Marketing and a business minor from the University of Southern Maine.

Lisa lives in Scarborough with her husband and two children. She is an organic gardener who loves to cook and live a healthy lifestyle. An active cross country and track coach for her children’s teams, Lisa regularly participates in running races and triathlons, and loves to camp, hike, kayak, and spend time with her family.

 

Why did you choose to work in HR?

What first attracted me to HR is that it provides an opportunity for me to help people. My personality is that of someone who likes to meet new people, develop relationships, and find ways to help them better themselves by advancing their careers or finding the right fit with the right company, which I think is critical to finding happiness both at work and at home.

What do you like best about your work as an HR Professional?

Recruiting has always been my favorite part of HR. I get to meet new people, learn about what they want out of life and their jobs, and work with them to find the best fit for their careers and their families. I also enjoy working closely with employers to understand the business needs of a given position to ensure that both candidate and company are a good match.

What is one takeaway from your HR work experience you’d like to share with others?

One of my biggest professional thrills is the ‘ah-hah’ moment when I’m able find that needle in the talent ‘haystack’ to fill a challenging position—that moment when I realize, ‘this is the right person,’ and he or she meshes perfectly with the employer, the work environment, and the requirements of the job. It’s very rewarding.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I live in Scarborough with my husband and two children. I’m an organic, raised-bed gardener, and I love to cook what I grow and eat healthy. We’re an active family. We camp, hike, kayak, and spend lots of time outdoors. I am a cross-country and track coach, and I regularly participate in races and triathlons, including ‘Tri-for-a-Cure.’