Meet Cassie Wester, Frontdesk’s HR Generalist. Since starting at Frontdesk in June 2021, Cassie has been consistently demonstrating all of Frontdesk’s core values. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new places with her family. Cassie and her family recently moved from Wisconsin to Texas and are keeping busy seeing all that Texas has to offer!
Tell me about your role and what you do here at Frontdesk?
My title is HR Generalist. I help in many different areas to support the day-to-day operations of HR which include recruiting, onboarding, supporting manager’s needs, employee relations, a little bit of payroll, etc.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
No two days are ever the same, I never know what will come my way.
What were you doing before Frontdesk and what brought you here?
I’ve been in the human resources field for the last 7 years, most recently to Frontdesk, I worked at a publishing/media company, manufacturing, and home health. The remote opportunity caught my attention, then learning about Frontdesk being a startup intrigued me. Finally, after interviewing and learning more, I was hooked and the rest is history.
What has been your biggest learning experience since starting at Frontdesk?
How to create a work/life balance. I can’t say I quite have it down yet but still a work in progress. Also, the experience of working for a start-up is nothing like I’ve experienced before. There is always work to be done and processes that need revising, never a dull moment!
What advice would you give to others in your role?
Take it one day at a time, we are on an amazing journey and our future is looking brighter than ever.
What surprised you about working at Frontdesk?
The support I found within a remote company. Considering most of us are not in the same city, or have met each other face to face, there is always someone (often many people) willing to help with a project or answer a question: they are also there to celebrate ‘wins’ big or small.
What is your favorite Frontdesk city?
I’m going to have to say Chicago, there are just so many memories that will always be near and dear to my heart that happened in Chi. My recommendation would be to go check out the museums and/or Shedd Aquarium.
Bucket list place to visit?
Colombia! Dear friends of mine live just outside of Bogotá and I’ve always wanted to visit them and explore their country and culture.