Under normal circumstances, we like to welcome our new professional hires at the time they come on board, but 8 weeks ago, our world was abruptly turned on its head. Despite many other companies putting hiring freezes in place or even conducting lay offs, on March 23rd, we were able to hire our new HR Manager. So, without further delay, please join us in welcoming, Heather Hillmann, to the Unique Pretzel team. To say it was an interesting time to start a new job, let alone a new job as an HR Manager, is putting it lightly.
Since joining our team in March, Heather, SHRM Certified with years of HR experience, has made an immediate impact. Her ability to move quickly with precision is in her DNA and she fits perfectly into our culture. In her first two weeks alone, Heather helped hire over 20 brand new employees. On top of creating the job postings, and being an integral part of the interviewing, hiring and onboarding process, she also assisted in the implementation of many new COVID-19 policies while simultaneously having to navigate through the process of learning how Unique Pretzels works.
As we finally have the opportunity to take a quick breath, we want to again WELCOME Heather Hillmann to our team. She’s an amazing fit, and we are excited to see what she will accomplish during the years to come as part of our team!
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We wanted to start a new initiative at Unique Pretzels to recognize some of our employees who have stepped up to make a real difference over the last several months. These are the men and women who are tirelessly working behind the scenes to ensure our customers can enjoy their favorite pretzels and that unique crunch.
Haley Crooch is a temporary employee who reached out to us within two hours of hearing we were expanding our production team. While Haley’s decision was based on her desire to seize the opportunity to acquire new skills, she is a true hero who not only helped us keep up with increased customer demand during the stay-at-home mandate; she also helped ensure everyone’s health by enabling employees who were sick to stay at home without feeling like they were letting down their fellow co-workers. She’s a dedicated employee who moved throughout the company to help our eCommerce, shipping and production teams.
Haley, who previously worked at Coastal Grill, is leaving us on 5/22 to pursue her passion of becoming a Forensic Scientist. With two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of New Haven, a minor in chemistry and a no-quit attitude, any crime lab is sure to benefit from her work ethic.
Your Unique Pretzels family wishes you the best of luck in your future pursuits....