Brent Hodgen, Human Resources Manager
I am the person who connects new talent with the company and keeps current talent happy and engaged. My primary focus is making sure we have the right talent on board at all times to meet the needs of our clients in private, federal, and state government sectors. From recruiting and reviews to salary administration and compensation scale increases, I am the go-to person for all things Human Resources at QAT Global.
I spend most of my time sourcing candidates with particular skills and experience for clients. My process starts with creating job postings for our clients to catch the interest of potential candidates. I also search through a number of specialty databases to find a perfect match. Positions typically need to be filled quickly, so I am quick to create rapport with each member of the candidate pool to assess their skills and fit for the client. My 17+ years of experience at QAT Global has armed me with insight into what our clients need beyond the basic skills list. Through communication with candidates, I do my best to determine who the best fit is for our client and persuade that candidate that we are the best fit for them as well.
What excites me most is when I am successful creating client-candidate pairings. It’s a win-win-win situation for all of us involved. The client gets someone with the skills they need who is backed up by our company. The candidate gets to take on a new project and enjoys the reward of our excellent benefits package. Finally, I know making this connection means revenue is hitting the operations books, and that makes everything else we do possible. I like that what I do has that impact.
Being with the company over the last 17 years has allowed me to grow in my profession as it has grown. Together, we’ve met a variety of new challenges as the industry and government regulations have evolved. I have learned a great deal while leading our HR department, balancing recruiting efforts, and keeping us in compliance. It means a great deal to me to be very trusted in my position as the partners focus on their own areas of specialty. I like that I have a hand in helping guide the business.
What is the best thing about your job at QAT Global?
The best thing about my job is meeting some interesting IT people in multiple fields within IT. Most of the time IT folks are modest, easy going and willing to hear me out on a particular position. Once hired to QAT Global, I enjoy seeing the staff member’s progression in their particular IT field. We have a lot of Consultants celebrating service awards of 5,7,10 and even some with 15 years of service with QAT Global.
What’s something about you that not many people know? What are you passionate about personally?
I’m an advocate for those with Special Needs. So anything that helps others that have disabilities is a passion of mine.
What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
I enjoy vacations, especially to tropical climates. Once I return home, everyone at work knows that’s all I’ll be talking about. I’m sure they can’t wait! I also love to exercise and consider myself a pretty active person.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
Spending time with family. Also playing/watching golf. I typically golf at Knolls Golf Course- where I actually used to work, so I have a good history there.
Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
I would probably be golfing. I could also spend my afternoon relaxing, watching golf, and taking cat naps in between.
Anything else you’d like to tell about yourself?
Early in my Human Resources career I earned my Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification and have continued to maintain my designation for the last 15 years.