- Atlanta US-GA
A vice president and consultant with Pathfinders, Inc., Gwendolyn Hix oversees a contingency recruiting agency that specializes in placing candidates in administrative and executive support. Headquartered in Atlanta, Gwendolyn Hix belongs to Georgia Association of Personnel Services, Inc., and became a founding member of its Million Dollar Hall of Fame. Those who want to join the Georgia Association of Personnel Services (GAPS) can choose from several different membership options. General membership comes in regular, consultant, and special forms, and dues are based on firm size. Regular membership is the only level of membership that carries voting rights. Consultant membership is meant for an individual rather than an agency, and membership acceptance is subject to the board’s discretion. A third form of general membership, special membership, is intended for personnel employment service agencies outside of Georgia. Organizations that are not placement organizations but provide relevant services to the industry can join GAPS as affiliate members. Affiliate membership is also divided into three categories. The lowest level, regular membership, offers access to events at member rates and the ability to place a company name and contact information on the GAPS website. The next level, partner affiliate membership, includes the privileges of regular membership plus the opportunity to become a featured sponsor at one of GAPS’s monthly events. Premier affiliate membership accounts for the highest tier. In addition to granting premier members all the benefits of regular and partner affiliates, this level of membership affords the member one free dinner ticket to all GAPS dinner meetings and allows a company representative eligibility to serve as a guest speaker or discussion panelist at meetings and webinars.
Gwendolyn Hix, vice president and consultant at Pathfinders, Inc., is responsible for recruitment and business development within the metro Atlanta market. Committed to remaining active within the professional community, Gwendolyn Hix maintains memberships at a variety of organizations, including the Pinnacle Society. Since its founding in 1989, the Pinnacle Society has grown into a premier consortium of the nation’s top recruiters. The society maintains a strong member network that promotes excellence within the field of recruiting. As a part of the network, members have the opportunity to share ideas about how to deal with difficult assignments, business issues, or clients. To ensure its network remains accessible, the Pinnacle Society limits its membership to only top recruiters who are dedicated to ethical business approaches and desire to increase standards within the field. To further promote the sharing of ideas among its members, the society hosts a biannual conference, regular conversations, and informal meetings where members can network and discuss their experiences in the field. The conferences feature individual speakers and member panels that discuss new technology and ways to increase productivity. Many Pinnacle Society members also conduct their own panels to teach techniques to other recruiting firms around the world.