Obtaining qualified candidates can be tough in today’s world. The EA’s HR Consultants can assist to make sure you are getting applicants with the necessary skills and experience for your professional-level positions. It can be challenging to find the time and resources to dig into recruiting. That’s where the EA can step in to help!
If you are an EA member and would like us to post and open job position for you to our EA LinkedIn page, please email us!
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How this helps you:
Develop job descriptions and strategies for advertising your openings
Assist in meeting your Diversity, Equity and Inclusion needs
Screen candidates for ideal qualifications
Conduct phone interviews
Conduct background checks and reference checks
Use assessments to ensure a good fit with the organization
*If you need assistance in recruiting hourly-level employees, please contact us for a referral.
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Meet the HR Consulting Staff!
Bob Bethel, SPHR (bob.bethel@theEA.org)
Vice President – HR and Learning Services
Bob is a graduate of the University of Toledo, with a Bachelor of Education, majoring in English. He began his career at The Andersons in retail management. After many years in retail management, he started his career in Human Resources as the Employment and Recruitment Manager for The Andersons.
Since leaving The Andersons, he has served in Human Resource manager/director positions at S.E. Johnson, Michigan Paving and Materials, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, The Douglas Company, and Bittersweet Farms. During his career he has also served in leadership capacities of several organizations, including the Toledo Christian Schools Board of Directors, the Toledo Area Human Resource Association (TAHRA), Ohio Human Resource Conference Committee, and the Ohio SHRM State Council, serving as President or Chair of each organization. He is also serving a sixth term as a Springfield Township Trustee. Bob holds a certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) with the Human Resource Certification Institute.
Phyllis Cole, SPHR, SHRM-SCP (phyllis.cole@theEA.org)
Senior HR Consultant
Phyllis brings 30 years of HR experience to The EA and assists member companies with various projects related to HR. She brings experience from the private, public, and non-profit industries. After serving the public in both federal and local government for 25 years, Phyllis retired from Lucas County in 2019 before joining The EA in September 2019.
Phyllis earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toledo and her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Findlay. She attained certification for Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
In addition to her HR expertise, Phyllis has served in leadership roles in the HR Community holding various Officer positions for Northwest Ohio Human Resource Association (NOHRA) including President in 2013. She also served on the Ohio Human Resources Conference committee (through Ohio SHRM) as well as the Toledo Area HR Associations’ Conference (THRAC) for many years.
Chris Henning, SHRM-SCP, CBP (chris.henning@theEA.org)
Senior HR Consultant
Chris brings 30+ years of HR experience to the EA. She has held HR leadership positions in construction, manufacturing, and agriculture organizations. She retired from The Andersons in March 2021 before joining The EA in May 2021. Chris earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Human Resources from the University of Toledo.
For the last 9 years, Chris focused on benefits administration for The Andersons. She has successfully led the Company’s $32M benefits budget by providing cost-effective benefits. She led the benefits integrations for many acquisitions; played a key role in moving the annual Open Enrollment process from paper to online resulting in a huge cost savings for the organization; implemented a new medical carrier and other benefits vendors; and oversaw the wellness program for over 2500 employees. Prior to her role at The Andersons, she worked in a HR management role at Rudolph/Libbe Inc. for 19 years and First Solar for 3 years.
During her career she has also served in leadership capacities of several organizations, including the Toledo Area Human Resource Association (TAHRA), now know as NOHRA, Ohio Human Resource Conference Committee, and the Ohio SHRM State Council, serving as a Board member or as a Committee Chair. Chris holds a certification as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management and is a certified Benefits Professional with WorldatWork.
Seta Tchobanian, MBA (seta.tchobanian@theEA.org)
Director, HR Solutions and Consulting
Seta brings over 25 years of Human Resources and Training experience to the EA. Her strong HR Generalist background includes working for employers of all different sizes and well as industries including private, public and non-profit. Although originally from the Toledo area, the majority of Seta’s human resources experience comes from working in HR leadership roles for companies in the Cleveland Ohio area where she lived for 20 years prior to returning to Toledo. She received her BA in Business Management from the University of Toledo and her MBA from Cleveland State University. Seta is active in the community serving as a past member of the Owens Community College Marketing Advisory Board and currently is the Board President for Manahan in Holland, OH. She is also a girl scout troop leader and volunteers on school committees and with athletic booster events where her children attend.