Brenda Arnold

published on January 18, 2019 - 8:30 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff
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Regional Vice President

Robert Half

Tell us a little about your career to your current position:

I joined Robert Half in 1996 as a branch manager for our Modesto office. I currently oversee operations for our Accountemps, OfficeTeam and Robert Half Finance and Accounting divisions throughout the Central Valley. I have more than 30 years of experience in sales and HR. Prior to joining Robert Half, I was an HR manager for a large department store chain.

What drew you to the human resources industry?

I am an employment, organizational culture and planning geek! My career offers me the opportunity to positively impact the economy and my community.I enjoy providing employment resources to help my clients achieve their goals and helping professionals realize their career potential.

What trends have you seen in regards to staffing in the San Joaquin Valley?

The industry continues to grow.More companies are realizing how staffing professionals can help them find critical candidate skill sets that are in low supply.

What’s the biggest challenge in your job?

Finding top notch talent in today’s low unemployment market.

What’s your favorite part of the job?

I enjoy mentoring other staffing professionals and seeing them advance in their careers. Also, helping people find new and rewarding job opportunities every day is pretty great. 

What’s your advice for employers who may be considering working with a company like Robert Half?

We are a Fortune 500 company with many opportunities for upward mobility and financial success.Our success is accelerated by our employees who are driven and enjoy helping others succeed.

What are your roots in the San Joaquin Valley?

I moved to the Valley in 1989!I love my community.I’ve raised my family here, I have lifelong friends and have established relationships with many local groups and organizations.

What was the best advice you ever received?

Never burn bridges and always be true to yourself.

What was your very first job and what did you learn from it?

I worked as a sales clerk for a retail department store. I learned the importance of treating people well, the importance of teamwork and by showing up every day and accomplishing my goals, I would be rewarded with new opportunities!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy spending time with my grandson and cooking for my friends and family. Creole and southern comfort foods are my specialties!

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