Welcome back to #WeAreGreenKey, where we shine a spotlight on the people behind our powerhouse recruiting team.
This week, we catch up with Elizabeth (Allgeier) Stock, Staffing Manager in Professional Support. Six years into her career, Elizabeth has no regrets about landing in recruiting. She chats with us about her plans to continue growing at Green Key through open communication and strong teamwork.
How did you first get started in recruiting?
I graduated from SUNY Albany in 2016 with a degree in Psychology and knew I wanted to help people. A staffing agency reached out to me, and I ended up with an internal role. I worked for them for a year, where I was able to learn the basics of recruiting. I made some professional connections that let me to my role at Green Key in 2017. This September will be five years here and I wouldn’t change a thing.
What does a typical day as a Staffing Manager look like?
I’m fully on the candidate side, so every day is different. Speaking with candidates of all levels, assisting them with their resume, discussing open positions, setting up interviews, and facilitating that process.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned while working in recruiting?
When I’m interviewing or chatting with anyone, I try to be as transparent as possible about the recruiting process. It’s never just about landing the deal. Being open and up-front from the beginning helps everyone involved. Transparency is key.
What sets Green Key apart from other staffing agencies?
Having a team that works well together. Other agencies can have a competitive nature among their employees. A team that sticks together through highs and lows, and celebrates everyone’s successes, is a common denominator here at Green Key. Everyone is genuine and hardworking. A positive relationship among the team translates to a positive relationship with clients and candidates.
What are your goals for your team moving forward?
The past five years have been great. Being promoted to Staffing Manager was a huge recognition for my hard work. Going forward, I want to continue to find new and creative ways to succeed as an individual and with my team.
What has kept you in recruiting this long?
Meeting and working with genuine people, especially candidates, has kept me coming back. Working with people who are thankful is really rewarding. When you make a real connection with someone and see them thrive from your impact on them – that’s why I keep doing it. It’s an amazing feeling.