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Green Key Resources is proud to announce the promotion of Brian Blake and Tony Giarratana to Senior Partners.  

“We’re excited to start a new chapter of development as a company,” said Andrew Chayut, one of the three founders and Managing Partners at Green Key Resources. “Brian and Tony have been instrumental in shaping our firm and we look forward to seeing their impact continue as their roles continue to evolve.” 

Blake started at Green Key in its infancy, joining the firm in September of 2005. At the time, Green Key Resources was focused on permanent recruiting. Giarratana was brought into Green Key in January of 2008, with the purpose of launching the temporary staffing arm of the firm. 

In the last 14+ years, Blake and Giarratana have led the permanent and temporary staffing teams respectively and served as the go-to leader for their teams for hiring, business development, culture, office expansions, conflict resolution, and more.  

“Culture is a top priority for us,” said Blake. “Navigating the pandemic made us stronger as a firm. Our culture along with the frequent communication between our teams was key to that success. We are always thinking of ways to bring our recruiters together whether weekly video calls, town halls, face to face meetings in our offices or group outings.” 

Brian Blake and Tony Giarratana respectively

Their impact over the years has not gone unrecognized. In 2011, Blake was named as Green Key’s first Partner since its founding back in 2004. Giarratana received the promotion to Partner in 2014.  

The pair’s increased responsibilities in the wake of the pandemic, the recent naming of 10 new Partners at Green Key, and the overall growth of the firm were all catalysts for their promotions. 

As Blake and Giarratana take their roles as Senior Partners, Green Key’s leadership team hopes this will open even more opportunities for others to grow within the firm. 

“I’m most excited to continue helping our people reach the next level,” said Giarratana. “Growth of our employees is always at the forefront of our minds. We want to challenge and empower our recruiters to take on expanding roles in the Green Key ecosystem.” 

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Jun 6, 2023

Bankers Discover They Like Working From Home

Forced to work from home because of the global coronavirus pandemic, banking professionals are warming to the practice and discovering they can be even more productive at home than in the office.

That’s a dramatic reversal from what they were thinking shortly after they first began working remotely.

In April, when Deutsche Bank first surveyed financial professionals, 47% said once the pandemic subsided they would work from home only when they had to. In the latest survey, conducted two weeks ago, only 31% expressed that attitude. Now, 63% said they plan on working from home at least one or two days a week.

In the April survey, 36% said they intend to work from home once or twice a week. Another 11% said they intended to work remotely three or more days a week.

What’s behind the change in attitude? The Deutsche Bank survey reported by eFinancialCareers, apparently didn’t probe that deeply. However, a question about productivity suggests at least part of the reason is that almost 4-in-10 respondents are getting more work done at home than they did in the office.

In April, as workers were still settling in to the new routine, 29% said they were more productive. In the May survey, 37% claimed greater productivity. Counting those who now say there’s no change in their productivity, then 69% of finance professionals say they are as productive or more so working from home.

Interestingly, the more senior the professional, the more likely they are to claim an increase in productivity. A chart in the eFinancialCareers report shows finance professionals over 45 reporting they are more productive by 10 percentage points or more compared to their younger colleagues.

Hinting that working remotely may become more the rule than the exception for Deutsche Bank employees, CEO Christian Sewing told shareholders during the firm’s annual meeting that it is a way to save money.

“If 60% of employees worldwide can work away from their offices and still deliver excellent service to our clients, then of course we have to ask ourselves: can we give our staff additional flexibility to work from home if they want to?” Sewing said in his speech to shareholders. “And if that’s the case, do we need quite so many offices in expensive urban centers?”

Photo by Yasmina H on Unsplash

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