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

Today we catch up with Emily Gelman, Senior Recruiter on the Professional Support team at Green Key. Gelman joined the team in June 2019, when she began her journey in recruiting. Prior to recruiting, she studied Hospitality Administration at Stockton University.  

Gelman shared her recruiting inspiration with us, as well as how to connect with her on Professional Support roles.

What inspired you to pursue a career in recruiting? 

Helping others & seeing the joy it brings to them. Nothing makes this job worth it more than when someone tells you that you’ve changed their life. 

What sets Green Key apart from other recruiting firms? 

We believe in building long-lasting relationships and being a true partner to our clients and candidates. We truly strive to provide the best possible experience to everyone involved. 

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn, where I regularly update on new Professional Support roles! Also, be sure to check out our Professional Support jobs board for actively recruiting positions.  

Thank You Team For All You Do!

In the press of business, while we’re rushing from one meeting to another, answering emails, hustling to get another report done by the deadline, it’s easy to forget to say “Thank you.” That’s why 25 years ago today was declared Employee Appreciation Day.

We all know how important it is to recognize each other for the contributions we make. It’s especially important for managers to acknowledge not only the special efforts employees make, but their day-to-day performance. Because it’s what people do each day that make a team, a department, a division and ultimately the entire organization successful.

Dr. Bob Nelson understood this when he wrote 1001 Ways to Reward Employees in 1994. Realizing that managers too often neglect offering even a simple thanks for a job well done, he came up the idea of a day to encourage bosses to recognize their team.

“I’m a big advocate of using recognition on a daily basis,” Nelson told Business Insider. “By no means is Employee Appreciation Day meant to be this one day to thank people or this one day to bring in doughnuts… But I did want to have one day where we could call attention to the topic and have conversations about its importance.”

As you can tell by reading this blog post, he was successful. Appreciation and recognition have become indispensable parts of good management. Dozens, perhaps hundreds of studies tell us recognition is as essential as a fair wage to a motivated workforce.

At Green Key Resources we try hard to remember to say “Thank You” and to show appreciation for the good work everyone does.

In honor of today, we want to publicly take the opportunity to say

Thank You everyone!

We appreciate your hard work, dedication and loyalty. The contribution of each team member is what makes us the organization we are.

Thank you for all you do!

Photo by Dakota Corbin on Unsplash


Feb 6, 2024

Essential Strategies for 2024: Remote Training

In the rapidly evolving landscape of work, the necessity of upskilling and reskilling keeps growing. As organizations strive to equip their workforce with the essential skills to thrive in a dynamic environment, remote training emerges as a pivotal solution. Let’s explore remote training and some best practices that can empower organizations to harness their full potential.

What is remote training?

According to the Digital Adoption team, “Remote training refers to any form of training conducted without the necessity for physical presence. This training methodology can take various forms, including synchronous sessions with real-time interaction, asynchronous modules that participants can access at their convenience, or self-paced learning opportunities. The common feature is that participants can engage from disparate locations.”

Remote training transcends the constraints of physical presence, offering a diverse array of learning opportunities accessible from any way. Digital Adoption highlighted, “This training methodology can take various forms, including synchronous sessions with real-time interaction, asynchronous modules that participants can access at their convenience, or self-paced learning opportunities. The common feature is that participants can engage from disparate locations.”

Benefits of Remote Training

Inclusivity lies at the heart of remote training, breaking down geographical barriers and accommodating diverse needs. By recording and sharing sessions, remote training ensures accessibility for all, fostering a more inclusive and diverse learning environment. Scalability emerges as another key advantage, enabling organizations to reach a broader audience without proportional costs increases. Moreover, flexibility reigns supreme, allowing individuals to tailor their learning experience to fit their busy schedules and commitments.

Best Practices for Remote Training

To maximize the effectiveness of remote training, organizations should adhere to a set of best practices. Digital Adoption provided 7 best practices for remote training.

  • Implement appropriate remote training tools: Leverage adaptive learning platforms, communication tools, and learning management systems to deliver dynamic and efficient training experiences.
  • Ensure technology reliability: Prioritize the reliability of technology infrastructure through rigorous testing and robust technical support.
  • Introduce Interactivity: Digital Adoption noted, “If remote learning doesn’t ask for learners to do anything, it will be boring and ineffective. Fortunately, you can enhance the effectiveness of remote training by introducing interactivity.” Organizations can enhance engagement and knowledge retention by incorporating elements such as gamification, testing, and feedback.
  • Use multimedia presentation techniques: Present training material through diverse media formats to cater to different learning styles and preferences.
  • Provide strong learning resources: Develop comprehensive and relevant training materials aligned with learning objectives.
  • Maintain a personal touch: Mitigate the impersonality of remote learning by fostering community and connectivity through regular check-ins and peer support systems.
  • Learn from traditional methods: Draw upon established principles of effective teaching and learning, such as clear objectives, excellent communication, and meaningful feedback.

As we navigate the complexities of the future of work, remote training stands as a cornerstone of organizational success. By embracing the principles and best practices outlined, organizations can unlock the full potential of remote training, empowering their workforce to excel in the digital age.