UFHR is pleased to welcome Audrey Gainey as its new director of Talent Acquisition and Onboarding. Gainey will oversee UF’s Strategic Talent Group, which aims to identify, attract and engage potential and current faculty and staff and serves as a consulting group to departments throughout the university.
Gainey brings more than 24 years of experience in recruitment, selection and hiring to the UFHR team, having most recently served as talent acquisition manager for the City of Gainesville. There, she led a team of eight in the development of recruitment and sourcing strategies, analyzed hiring needs and provided employee hiring forecasts and championing various diversity initiatives.
Gainey has also led a number of system implementations, including the City of Gainesville’s automated onboarding process and background integration. She served as the HR Change Champion for the City’s ERP Implementation efforts, a member of the City’s Equal Opportunity Diversity Committee and a member of the City’s Core Equity Leadership Team. During her tenure with the City, she was selected as an Emerging Leader, recognized for her commitment to diversity and awarded for her exceptional team efforts to staff a major City project.
Gainey holds a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Alabama A&M University. She is also a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SPHR-SCP).
“Our Strategic Talent Group has recently conducted several high-level searches for the university, and we couldn’t be happier to have Audrey join us to lead the group into its next chapter,” said Melissa Curry, assistant vice president for human resources. “Her expertise in talent sourcing as well as diversity and inclusion will be critical assets as we think about talent acquisition at the university, including the Faculty 500 and beyond.”