Shelton Blease Promoted To Director Of HR Operations

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Executive recruiting firm elevates key member of Contract staffing organization

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Throughout the past year, Shelton has been critical in defining and improving our Contract operations.

Lucas Group, ranked third on Forbes’ Best Professional Recruiting Firms list for 2018, recently announced the promotion of Shelton Blease to Director of Human Resources Operations.

Blease is a 2006 graduate of the Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia with more than 10 years of experience in the world of HR management and finance. He joined Lucas Group in 2014 as an HR Business Partner before elevating to Senior HR Business Partner in 2017.

“Throughout the past year, Shelton has been critical in defining and improving our Contract operations,” said Carolina King, CPO for Lucas Group. “His impact continues to be recognized throughout the organization and this promotion demonstrates our belief that he will continue to advance and expand our Contract capabilities.”

Blease’s initial charge at Lucas Group revolved around analyzing sales performance data for the executive recruiters and determining how to replicate trends for future revenue success. Shelton also worked to automate and improve numerous HR business systems and reporting, saving time and enhancing the employee experience. His past background in Contract staffing ultimately led him to lead Lucas Group’s Contract staffing operations, with an emphasis on scaling and improving process while limiting employment liability.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity to grow with Lucas Group and am confident that we can continue building our Contract division to serve as a one-stop shop for all of our clients’ needs,” said Blease.

Lucas Group’s Contract staffing places temporary employees across four practice groups: Accounting & Finance, Information Technology, Legal and Manufacturing. While most contract positions are held for four months on average, roles can range in length from one to 10 months. Every Contract employee is onboarded with Lucas Group before moving on to the client and is eligible for Lucas Group’s benefits package.

“Giving our Contract placements many of the same benefits that full-time Lucas Group employees enjoy is one of the keys differentiators that separates us from our competition,” Blease added. “It helps reinforce that we view the Contract workforce as more than a billable resource for the company; they are valued members of our family.”

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Lucas Group is North America’s premier executive search firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist clients ranging in size from small to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies find transcendent, executive talent; candidates fully realize their ambitions; and associates find professional success. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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