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Staff Spotlight – Juanita

Global CI strives to build a dedicated team committed to the success of our customers. Our staff goes beyond to achieve this every day. Each month, we are excited to highlight one of our outstanding team members in the Global CI Spotlight feature. This month, we are featuring our Human Resources Manager, Juanita Thomas.

Juanita has served as Global CI’s Human Resource Manager since October 2013. She started her HR career in 2007 working at a Professional Employment Organization (PEO). Global CI appreciates Juanita’s hard work and dedication for the last 8 years. Read on to learn more about our outstanding team member!

What is a typical day like working for Global CI?  For me, there is no typical day but every morning I am optimistic that there will be. I normally start my day with a morning call with executive staff going over employee relations, new hires and where they are in the hiring process, and any other tasks I have on my plate for that day. Then it’s off to the races with payroll, benefit enrollments, background checks, employee communications, training, timesheets, operations meetings, employee relations, and so on.

How has your career grown since starting at Global CI?  When I began working for GCI I was only performing HR functions and when our CFO stepped down I took on a lot of his functions and became even more of an asset to the company.

 What do you enjoy most about working for Global CI?  The people I work with closely daily.

 Did you gain any skills during quarantine (personally or professionally)? I increased my passion for home décor.

 Are you a morning person or a night owl? Normally a night owl

 What do you dislike that everyone seems to like?  Mayo

 Are you binge-watching any television shows? Station 19 & Sleepy Hallow

 What is your favorite travel destination? Bahamas

 You must sing karaoke, what song do you pick? Chaka Khan – “I’m Every Woman”

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?  Purchase my 1st home

What is your most-used emoji? I love to laugh.

 What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Treat others the way you want to be treated.

 How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Hardworking, Outgoing, and Generous

What is your favorite food? Maryland Blue Crabs

What is the best Halloween costume you have ever worn?  Cruella Deville

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