Women’s History Month: Q&A with VP of Operations Shelly Hubble
For Women’s History Month, Frontline Source Group is highlighting the work of an incredible member of our team, Shelly Hubble. Shelly has been with Frontline since the beginning and has been a vital member of the company’s growth and success.
Tell us the story of your career up to this point.
I actually started my career at Frontline. I applied to a position with one of our clients, and then Bill brought me in to interview, but I was definitely under qualified for the role!
So, he told me about Frontline. I didn't even know what a staffing firm was, but he ended up selling me on being a recruiter. I really loved working with clients, so I really took more of that side of the business on as I progressed in my career.
I am now the vice president of operations. I handle a lot on the client side, and our management team has really grown over the years.
I was maybe the fourth person hired, so I really have been here since the beginning!
Who are your role models or people who have inspired you in your career?
First and foremost, my mother. She's a very energetic, strong, business-minded person. She's always owned her own company which I found to be really inspiring.
Even though I never really saw myself doing that, I feel like her influence inspired me to be a businesswoman.
What advice do you have for women who are beginning their careers?
I think you have to be willing to take a risk and believe in yourself. A piece of advice I once heard was that you should almost be under qualified for the position that you take. That's how you grow!
What is the best piece of advice you have received in your career?
Don’t be afraid to walk away from people who don't show you respect. I think that mindset really helped being a young woman in my career.
I think from Bill [Kasko], he's someone who has been a great mentor to me. He’s someone I look up to in my career and has empowered me in many ways.
How do you strive to support women in your role at Frontline Source Group?
Women make up 66% of the industry and 53% of the leadership, which is great.
I think it’s important to share advice with women from day one of being at Frontline. That open communication is not a once-a-year review — it's constant communication.