Nicole McMurray, AppleOne regional director for Orlando and Tampa, and Tracy Rebar, executive director and HR business advisor for JPMorgan Chase, discuss how to train and transition your team to virtual interviewing, hiring and onboarding of new employees.

The Orlando Economic Partnership’s top priority is to keep the business community informed and prepared and help individuals and organizations obtain the needed resources currently available as we all navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Responding to COVID-19 Webinar Series: Finding Success Interviewing, Hiring and Onboarding Virtually is the sixth installment of a series of webinars focused on sharing guidance on how best to respond to the realities of COVID-19.

It’s natural for businesses to experience uncertainty when faced with a quick transition to new technology and remote work. That’s especially true during this time of social distancing. This informative and engaging webinar is designed to help instill confidence in employers as they engage with new resources to continue to offer employment opportunities and build their workforce.

In this engaging webinar, Danielle Permenter, Partnership senior director of regional talent initiatives, and Jo Newell, Orlando Regional Chamber director of programs and strategic initiatives, hosted Nicole McMurray, AppleOne regional director for Orlando and Tampa, and Tracy Rebar, executive director and HR business advisor for JPMorgan Chase, for a discussion on how to help train and transition your team to virtual interviewing, hiring and onboarding of new employees. Tracy Rebar shared tips on how to interview in a virtual setting and Nicole McMurray covered how to extend a virtual offer and successfully complete the digital onboarding process.

For in-depth information and resources for your business’ responses to COVID-19, please visit Online Business Resource Center at

About the Guest Speakers

Nicole McMurray
Regional Manager, AppleOne Employment Services
With 15+ years of experience developing holistic solutions to her client’s needs Nicole utilizes AppleOne’s Hiring Made Human philosophy which centers around one true belief: we believe in people. With roots in the staffing industry dating back to 2004, she has connected the best people, their talents, skills, career goals, and aspirations with the best companies. As a Regional Leader within AppleOne she has the privilege of leading 3 divisions, 5 teams, and over 30 people.  She is recognized within AppleOne for her success with Conflict Resolution, Engagement, Building Winning Teams, and developing a Culture the supports their core values. Her efforts have been validated through her Orlando team, that for the past ten years, has consistently been ranked between the #1, 2nd, and 3rd branch in the nation.Through a combination of client-specific sourcing solutions and established best practices, she has help hundreds of companies in our community in identifying and attracting any generation of worker, from millennials to baby boomers. Each of her team’s levels supports one another to achieve their company’s ultimate mission: “To find, to understand, and to fulfill the needs of another.”   

Nicole is currently an Advisor for the CEO Leadership Forum, and she serves the Orlando Economic Partnership in their Recruitment Working Group to help support the future of hiring for our city. She is a member of CEO Nexus, and supports the continued efforts of GrowFL in our community.  She has been invited to train and present to the leadership development program for the Florida Department of Children and Families.  She has lead multiple workshops on Engagement, Team Development, and Navigating the Hiring Process for Valencia College, ORRA, CEO Leadership Events, and was most recently invited, with her team, to provide a full day workshop for the City of Orlando. She is passionate about helping her clients build their story.  She knows at the end of the day that it is all about People, and she loves to help her clients excel in engaging and retaining their very best.   

Nicole has been married to her husband Jeremy for 17 years and she was gifted the chance to become a mom through adoption.  Her son Luke is 7, and her daughter Olivia is 6.  When she is not in the office you will find her at Disney, fishing with her children, or leading worship at her church.  If you cannot find her at any of these events then she will for sure be on a Disney Cruise! 

Tracy Rebar
Executive Director, HR Advisor, JPMorgan Chase
Tracy Rebar is a seasoned business professional with over 20 years of cross-functional experience in Human Resources. She has expertise building and leading large teams, and shaping people strategy locally and globally to help propel business priorities. Currently Tracy is an HR Business Advisor supporting the South Division of Chase’s Consumer Bank. Additionally, she is leading significant development advocacy work for the Consumer Bank by shifting culture, driving education and creating ongoing dialogue between managers and their teams.  Tracy is a member of several of the firm’s Business Resource Groups.  Prior to joining Chase in 2003, she was an Executive Recruiter supporting a wide span of industries. 

Tracy received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona.  She lives in Orlando with her husband, son and daughter.