Joanna Spaun’s passion for matching candidates with their ideal employment opportunities has propelled the growth of her career in the recruiting industry.
Spaun’s key strengths as a recruiter include the following:
- Partnering with both candidates and clients in the placement process
- Managing multiple key client searches
- Candidate and client communication on the status of openings
- Leadership within the office in motivating multiple researchers and initiating creative recruitment strategies
She started her recruitment career as an onsite coordinator for a bearings manufacturer, where she was responsible for the hiring and daily management of the contingent workforce at her client site.
Spaun then worked for Bank One in Mansfield, Ohio, as a Human Resource Generalist, servicing seven locations. Her responsibilities included recruitment, employee counseling, human resource practices, benefits explanation, and problem resolution for banking centers.
She then transferred to Columbus as a corporate recruiter with hiring responsibilities for 30 banking centers and the collections group. She coached banking managers helping them develop good interviewing/hiring practices and assisting in accelerating on-the-spot job offers. Joanna held her groups accountable for meeting their recruitment goals.
In September of 2001, Joanna was hired as a technical recruiter responsible for contract and direct placements by Maria Hemminger, Vice President of a regional staffing organization. Spaun assumed on-site responsibilities for their largest client, which generated up to $750,000 in sales annually at one facility. Those on-site responsibilities included the following:
- Client development
- Weekly to biweekly face-to-face meetings with clients
- Recruitment for up to 10 openings at a time
- Client accountability
- Candidate communication
- Recruitment Strategy
In 2003 and 2004, Spaun was responsible for the most placements in all of the organization’s technical offices. In late fall of 2004, she was promoted to Senior Technical Recruiter, the only recruiter in the office to attain that level. While with this employer, Spaun placed over 170 candidates on contract and in direct positions.
However, she left that organization in the summer of 2005 and partnered with Hemminger to launch their independent recruitment partnership, MJ Recruiters. That same year, MJ Recruiters became a Preferred Member firm in Top Echelon Network, an elite recruiter network of highly specialized search firms.
Through her diligent efforts to find candidates to support her clients’ needs, Spaun has been recognized consistently as being a Top Producer in Top Echelon Network. In the spring of 2009, Hemminger and Spaun were featured speakers at the Top Echelon Network National Convention, addressing the topic of “Building Bullet-Proof Client Relationships.”
In October of 2013, Spaun was also a speaker at the Top Echelon Network Fall Conference in Chicago, where she presented, “MJ Recruiters’s Journey to a Completed Placement.” In addition, Spaun and Hemminger have been featured in Contracting Corner, a monthly publication by Top Echelon Contracting, in an article titled “Build Lifetime Client Relationships.”
Spaun received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Tiffin University, majoring in Human Resource Management. She also has an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Terra Community College.
Spaun is currently certified as a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) through the American Staffing Association (ASA). In addition to being a member of both ASA and Top Echelon Network, she’s also a member of the Ohio Recruiters Association (ORA).
In August of 2020, Hemminger and Spaun celebrated MJ Recruiters’ fifteenth anniversary. Through a successful recruitment process, MJ Recruiters has filled 61% of the contingent searches that the firm has worked on during the past five years. Since its inception, MJ Recruiters has completed over 650 searches in the Manufacturing sector. Spaun leads an internal staff of up to three researchers to develop and create recruitment strategies to meet her client’s needs.
Joanna Spaun’s strengths as a recruiter and her passion for helping both candidates and companies have been a driving force behind not only the growth of her career, but also the growth and success of MJ Recruiters.