Meet the 2017 Young Professional of Year Award Nominees: Paige Evans
As Sundance Vacations’ sole Human Resources Recruiter, Paige Evans is primarily responsible for the staffing of the company’s nine locations including the corporate office in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Her duties include full-cycle recruiting, managing retention, conducting new hire orientation, and handling the safety of each office.
Paige has worked diligently to ensure the safety of each employee throughout the nine offices. Since taking over the Safety Committee, she has organized a strategic process to ensure all safety matters have been noted and resolved. This includes monthly conference calls, online webinars/training, and office inspections. Paige works one-on-one with every office to ensure they each have at least one safety-certified employee. Volunteering for Allied Services Charity at Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s, Paige scooped ice cream for local ice cream lovers while sponsoring Sundance Vacations.
Q: What does being a business or community leader mean to you?
A: By being a business or community leader, one has a high amount of influence on peers or workers. There are many great qualities that business or community leaders have, but the top three I believe are essential are listed below:
Dedication which not only includes time spent volunteering, but also encouraging change within your community.
Honesty and integrity which creates a productive space to facilitate discussions and make an impact.
Motivation which can inspire others to make differences and improve the business or community.
Q: What advice would you give to young professionals in Greater Wilkes-Barre who want to have a positive impact on the community?
A: My advice to young professionals in Greater Wilkes Barre would be to start getting involved early on. Make a difference in the community whether it is something as simple as volunteering at your local animal shelter or something as big as holding your own fundraiser at work for a charity dear to your heart. You want to set a prime example of what a good leader should do which will ultimately help shape the next generation of community leaders