MEWS+ Lunch & Learn "Onboarding - Tips for Hiring Your First Employees"
MEWS+ Lunch & Learn
Onboarding - Tips for Hiring Your First Employees
Presented by Sheila McKinley-Bell and Jules West
Learn from two experienced Human Resource professionals about their tips for successfully hiring your first employees and making the process a smooth and successful one.
Ms. McKinley-Bell is the Principal Consultant for Shoreline HR Consulting and has been a HR Executive, Manager and Entrepreneur for over 30 years. She achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh and holds a Master’s in Business Administration and an Advanced Certificate in Not-for-Profit Management from UCONN. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional. Ms. McKinley-Bell is also certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Shoreline HR Consulting specializes in assisting small to medium-sized employers with or without Human Resources assistance on staff on the full spectrum of Human Resources needs, from Employment Law Compliance to Employee Relations, Conflict Management and Workplace Investigations. Employers receive the benefits of a full service Human Resources Department without the ongoing costs.
As Director at AMS, Jules consults and serves as the main point person for her valued clients. Jules has over 20 years of experience in business development, business ownership, management and sales. Before her career in Corporate America, Jules owned two successful small businesses and trained as a chef. Growing up in a family owned and operated for nearly 22 years in New Hampshire, the entrepreneurial bug bit Jules.
Early on in her career she worked at Cook Marketing, a small Florida based Ad Agency best known for their rebranding of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Winn-Dixie and the Atlanta Falcons where she directed and coordinated new ad campaigns and commercials, cutting her teeth in account management. She returned to New England in 2000, taking a position at Winter Wyman, a Boston based recruiting firm. In 2001, she returned to her home state where she worked at PC Connection (now Connection) for over five years and later Fast Asset.
In 2009, she was recruited by TicketNetwork, a small Start-Up located in Connecticut. She spent the next 7+ years along with the four original founders growing the business, leading the TN Private Label, later becoming the world’s largest private label affiliate program. Jules was intricately involved in the growth TN experienced from the original 70 employees to more than 700 by 2016, becoming one of the few female professional leaders in the industry. As Associate Vice President, Jules spent much of her time recruiting, mentoring, negotiating and working alongside some of the world’s most renowned business leaders. She managed the largest portion of the company and quickly became an HR professional, later leaving and becoming a certified payroll and HR Specialist. In 2017 she had the joy of working on set doing the business development and HR for Romancing the Pan, a cooking show produced for cable television.
In 2018, Jules decided to join a new Start-up out of Guilford, CT. AMS is a full business solutions provider where Jules works face-to-face with her clients daily, offering a full gamut of services at wholesale pricing, allowing the business owners more time to do what they love.