Kristie Silva: Manpower

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Manpower (www.manpowerjobs.com) has been a leader in the search and staffing industry since 1948. Kristie Silva is the Talent Acquisition Generalist with Manpower’s Omaha office, located at 707 N. 98th Street.

Tell us a little about your business. – Manpower is more than a staffing provider; we are a full service workforce solution provider. Located in 83 countries,  we have a strong footprint with over 400 offices in North America. Manpower employs over 3.5 million associates worldwide and in 2014 placed over 3,000 people into permanent positions in North America alone. We offer temporary staffing solutions, direct placement and temporary-to-hire solutions as well. Assessments are used to measure each associate’s skills; these assessments are job-related, reliable, and predictive of on-the-job performance. We believe in the philosophy of presenting the best candidates, not necessarily the first candidate and handle all front end recruiting and screening. Manpower has been in Omaha since 1995.

How did you get started in the business? – I got started in the business in Topeka, KS at a Manpower franchise in 2006 and found that I love helping companies find employees as well as helping people find new employment opportunities and further their careers. The variety of people I get to meet, both clients and job seekers, keeps me motivated.  Over the years I have been blessed to share in many success stories.

What has been your most important achievement professionally? – I have many family members, including my husband, who have served in the military and take great pride in helping our service men and women, and their family members, find work.

Tell us a little about your family. – I have been married for 8 years to my husband, Andre.  We have 2 children, Mikey and Mia, and a fish that Mikey named Bluey (yes, he really is blue).

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – I enjoy bicycling and hiking or just relaxing with family and friends.

What are you the most proud of? – I am most proud of my children of course.  Seriously though, I am also thankful every day for a job I enjoy that allows me to help others, so I’m very proud of that as well.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – There is no secret recipe for success; hard work and tenacity are required.

If you could have a super power, what would it be? – It would be helpful to read minds in my profession however I’m not sure it would be so helpful outside of work.

If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – I think it would be fun to be an architect and design uber-modern office buildings or high-end waterfront condominiums.

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – Feel free to email me at kristie.silva@manpower.com or I can be reached by calling the Manpower office number (402) 397-5455, which would likely be the best method of contact.  To apply for employment, our application website is www.manpowerjobs.com!


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