Employee Spotlight – Todd Hickam
Periodically, we’re going to highlight some of the awesome employees who work for Grafton. It’s our way of giving you a “behind the scenes” look at the people who make us what we are.
How long have you worked for Grafton?
3 years as of October 2018
How did you get into the industry?
I worked in the newspaper industry for 17 years. Once the internet came along, that industry wasn’t doing well so I decided to try staffing. I’ve loved it ever since.
“It’s all practice for the big game!”
What values are important to you?
Loyalty, trust, and honesty.
What’s your favorite food?
It would have to be a toss-up between Mexican and Italian.
What’s your favorite movie?
I love to play golf.
What’s on your bucket list?
I would love to travel the world someday.
What advice would you give to a job applicant?
Always keep your resume current.
Research the company you’re interviewing with.
After every interview follow-up with a handwritten thank you note.
What’s something about you that would surprise people?
I love old Kung Fu movies.
What was your favorite vacation?
How do you define success?
Happiness. You must find a balance between life and work.
If you could interview one person who would it be and why?
Bill Murray, because he just cracks me up.
If you could witness a historical event, what would you want to see?
I would’ve loved to have been ringside to watch Muhammad Ali vs George Foreman when they fought, ”The Rumble in the Jungle.”
What three words best describe you?
Loyal, funny, and loquacious.
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
I worked as a bellman for two years at the Adam’s Mark Hotel when I was in college.