Laura is a compliance training analyst who’s been working to support our teams for more than three years. We asked her about her daily work, workforce development and how she spends her free time.
What is a typical day like for you?
I always start my day the same; I pour myself a cup of coffee, turn on my computer and open Outlook, Teams and Chrome. Each day usually involves getting pulled in a lot of different directions, which can get quite busy but keeps things interesting. I am collaborating daily with different departments and reviewing material for audits and monitoring that occur throughout the year. I enjoy having a pulse on what many of the different teams are working on and determining how we can best support them as well as our job seekers and external partners. Compliance involves a lot of record keeping, filing of various documents and reports, developing policies and procedures, as well as conducting internal reviews and testing due diligence, and employee education and training. I am constantly learning about new regulations and directives that are set in place to inform our departments.
What do you like best about working in workforce development?
I like that every day is very different, and in my current role as a training and compliance analyst there is always something new that I am learning. I enjoy seeing the good work that workforce development creates to provide job seekers with opportunities and hearing about the impact it’s creating in our communities. In my current role, I am more behind the scenes, but it has allowed me to focus on relationships internally and externally and strengthen internal controls to provide our departments and job seekers with more resources.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and running. I have two little girls that keep me super busy. My most recent trip was to the Dominican Republic and it was gorgeous. I enjoy running in the spare time I do have. I do ultra marathons, which are races over 26.2 miles. I recently completed my first 100-mile race in Utah.