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HR Recruitment and Retention Specialist

Besse Forest Products Group
Gladstone, Michigan 49837
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift


HR Recruitment & Retention Specialist

Besse Forest Products Group (BFPG) is a leading manufacturer of quality northern hardwood, veneer, lumber and specialty plywood with over 400 full-time employees. BFPG operates veneer mills, sawmills, lumber drying concentration yard, plywood operation, and forestry department. Besse Forest Products Group also exports North American hardwood products to markets and customers around the world.

Currently there is an immediate opening for an HR Recruitment & Retention Specialist. This position will be based in either Gladstone, MI or Mattoon, WI.

This position will work with management to develop and implement a strategic recruiting and retention plan for our manufacturing operations.

Responsibilities include recruiting and retention initiatives. This position will work with management to identify staffing needs, recruit skilled applicants, develop and implement effective onboarding plans, and improve overall employee retention.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor degree in Human Resources, business, or related field, and 3-5 years’ of experience in recruiting, preferably in a manufacturing environment. Proficiency with current media technology for recruitment of skilled employees is required. Candidates must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to manage multiple priorities. This person needs to be a self-starter and perform well in teams.


Job Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in HR preferred, will consider associates degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in HR field, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient with computers (Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, and Excel).
  • Excellent communication and interview skills.
  • Experience working/communicating with employees with a variety of skill level and educational backgrounds.
  • Experience with developing/implementing new employee orientation programs.
  • Knowledge of Michigan, Wisconsin, and federal employment laws.
  • Travel to BFPG manufacturing operations.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Self-directed, ability to work independently.
  • Experience in recruiting.
  • Knowledge of retention initiatives.


Besse Forest Products Group offers an excellent benefits and compensation package. Benefits include medical and prescription insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability coverage, 401(k) Plan, vacation package and paid holidays.

Qualified individuals should mail, fax or email their resume to:


Human Resources Department

Besse Forest Products Group

P.O. Box 352

Gladstone, MI 49837

FAX: 906-428-1130

E-mail: hrdirector@bessegroup.com


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