The pandemic has caused another shift in thinking in the business world, with a redefining of “necessary travel.”

Some companies that previously considered in-person meetings a necessity are shifting strategy, doing more business virtually while saving money and travel time.

In a recent article from The Wall Street Journal, journalist Christopher Mims describes his experience getting a tour of Arcimoto’s factory in Eugene, Oregon. It’s a sunny day and chief executive John Frohnmayer is showing Mims the ins and outs of the factory while conducting an interview. But Mims isn’t in Oregon. He’s on the opposite coast, relying on technology to help him do his job remotely. The experience turns out to have enough likeness to actually being there – minus the hours (and company money) spent on the plane and in a hotel.

Frohnmayer also says the remote experience has worked for his company and wants to keep it going after the pandemic ends.

Meeting remotely can keep productivity high in a way that business travel cannot when you consider traveling days.

On the other hand, the airline and hotel industries are anticipating that the worst of the crisis caused by the pandemic is over. Delta’s CEO recently shared they expect business travel to lift to 70% of pre-pandemic levels by 2023 while Expedia’s CEO predicts “hotels will come screaming back” post-pandemic.

While time can only tell how the travel and hotel industries will fare in the next few years, it’s clear that virtual work will not disappear when the pandemic does.

Photo by Ryan Tang on Unsplash

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#WeAreGreenKey: Spotlight on Clare Wright

Welcome to #WeAreGreenKey, where we shine a spotlight on the incredible people behind our powerhouse recruiting team.

Clare Wright graduated with a business degree in 2009 and joined Green Key shortly thereafter. She is now an Executive Director of Recruitment at Green Key Professional Support

We asked Wright to talk us through her recruiting journey, working at Green Key, and the administrative job search.

What inspired you to pursue a career in recruitment?

I fell in to recruiting, like many others. After graduating with a business degree in the UK in 2009, I came to the USA to intern and found an internship with Green Key. 12 years, 2 kids, one dog, several apartments, and one house later, I’m an Executive Director of the Professional Support team handling permanent and temporary placements in NYC.

What sets Green Key apart from other recruiting firms?

We’re a team. There are so many ups and downs in recruiting but having a strong team to support each other and lift each other up is so important!

"We're a team. There are so many ups and downs in recruiting but having a strong team to support each other and lift each other up is so important!"
-Clare Wright
Executive Director,
Green Key Professional Support

Where has Green Key Professional Support provided service that is hard to match in an internal hiring team?

We can provide an alternate perspective and sometimes suggest a different profile that might seem like the right fit on paper but ends up being a great match for the position given our extensive screening process!

What are the next steps for candidates interested in expanding their administrative job search?

Connect with me directly or visit www.greenkeyllc.com/area/professional-support to fill out a candidate contact form. We also have several open positions on the Green Key jobs board

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