Employee Spotlight On Heidi Sawyer

What aspect of your role do you enjoy most?

I absolutely love the collision of creativity partnered with analytics. Being able to be creative in my job makes the work I do fun every single day, and being able to add power to the company with analytics gives me a feeling of adding a unique value to the team.

Why did you choose a career in staffing?

I like to say I didn't choose staffing, it chose me. After years in call center sales, I took a job at a local online job board and immediately found my calling working with both employers and job seekers on the job advertising and application process. When my position was eliminated I immediately knew that Manpower was where I wanted to take my skills and passion, and hope that it is my forever home.

What questions do candidates ask you most often?

I often get asked if Manpower works with women. It is one of my favorite questions because it allows me to talk about our rich, vibrant, and forward-thinking history. We absolutely work with women, and Manpower has been around for so long that we were pioneers in women taking on professional careers.

What's the first job you ever had?

I was a dietary aide at a nursing home. I have so many fun stories about the residents that still bring a smile to my face.

Cats, Dogs, or Reptiles?

Well I can emphatically say NOT reptiles (they are actually something I fear). But I have a dog and a cat and I love them equally.

Did you grow up in a small town or big city?

I grew up in Monmouth, Maine - a quaint small town set right between Lewiston and Augusta. 

What is your favorite place to eat in Lewiston, Maine?

As a mom and a full-time professional, I love to eat anything I don't have to cook. If I had to pick a favorite though... I would say Pinky D's Food Truck - Poutine is life.  

Do you like to cook? If you do, what is your favorite thing to cook?

I go through spells of my love of cooking. I love when a new season comes and I can embrace things from BBQ to casseroles. If I had to choose a favorite though, I would say I love making the copycat Chipotle burrito bowl recipe I found online.

Who inspires you?

So many people. My son, because he has embraced who he is and makes no apologies, my daughter because she gives me hope for the future, my husband for his loyalty to his family, my mother for her patience in raising me, and my boss (I promise I am not trying to earn brownie points) but she is the most amazing business leader I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

What's your favorite movie?

I love movies that make you think and show people overcoming adversity and challenges. So I would say American History X and 8 Mile.

What is your favorite book?

Not much of a reader of anything other than business books, but when it comes to fiction again I enjoy books that take you into other people's lives and challenges - so my favorite would be A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Have you ever played a sport, adult league or back in school? 

I played soccer and softball growing up. 

Lake, pool or ocean?

Pool

What hobbies or free-time activities do you enjoy?

Spending time with my kiddos - there is nothing better! I also love photography, so everywhere I go I am taking pictures.

What type of music is playing in your car? 

Either country or 90's hip-hop - it depends on my mood.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to play the role of you?

Without question Melissa McCarthy - I love everything about her! I often joke about going from 'hot-mess to hot-ticket' and she shines in that kind of role.

Snuggled up with a book or watching a movie?

Movies. Granted I don't get much time for that with a little one around the house, so Bubble Guppies it is.