Recruiting and retention is tough enough, but in the maritime business, where hiring contractors who work long, grueling offshore hours is the norm, it’s even tougher.
For GO Marine Services’ new Senior Recruiter Heather Mequet (pronounced “Mee-Kay”), it was just the challenge she was looking for when she noticed the job opening and quickly applied. When she met GO Marine Services’ new Managing Director Jody Broussard, a respected leadership coach and team builder, she knew she was where she needed to be.
“Basketball legend Michael Jorden once said ‘Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships,’”Broussard reflected. “Heather embodies this spirit through her exceptional blend of experience, intelligence and collaborative skills.”
“A good company culture is essential to successful recruiting,” Mequet said. “Our contractors are independent professionals who decide where they want to work, so creating a workplace that respects everyone’s contributions is the key to making GO Marine Services their top choice.”
For Mequet, who was accustomed to processing and recruiting hundreds of applicants at a time in her previous roles, the chance to narrow her focus means she can spend time finding more qualified candidates and giving the GO Marine Services contractors she ultimately hires the onboarding experience they deserve.
“So many companies talk about creating a great workplace,” she added, “But GO Marine Services is actually doing it. I feel proud and inspired to know our values here are more than just a PowerPoint presentation. They’re also something we’ll be actively working to represent to ourselves and others throughout the year.”
In her previous position, Mequet served as regional talent manager for a large multi-national company, for which she handled the entire Gulf States region with recruiting, training and employee development services. Prior to that was her first experience in the marine industry as a recruitment specialist, a job in which she created labor pools for multiple marine positions and handled routine contractor screening for compliance and certifications.
When she’s not at work, Mequet enjoys health-related activities like physical fitness and nutritious cooking for her husband and their two sons.
Her top New Year’s tip to motivate others into being the best they can be?
“When you’re taking care of your own mental well-being, you can perform your best in other areas too,” she said. “Make sure you pour into your own cup, so you can pour into other areas in your life that need both your attention and your full presence.”
To contact Heather Mequet at GO Marine Services, call her at (337) 534-4323, Ext 204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About GO Marine Services
GO Marine Services is a premier provider of catering personnel, roustabouts and general labor services to the marine, offshore wind and oil and gas industries in the Gulf of Mexico and East Coast. Based in Lafayette Louisiana, GOMS understands how important qualified and competent service contractors are to our clients, and to the morale of an operation. We pride ourselves in providing experienced individuals who strive for excellence. All individuals are trained and screened to meet or exceed industry standards.
GO Marine Services is currently enrolled in ISNet World and PEC. All training certifications and drug screen information available in ISNET, PEC or upon request.
All individuals are transported from our operations office in Lafayette via company vehicles driven by qualified individuals to ensure prompt and prepared arrival.