As we bid farewell to another year, it’s time to reflect on the wealth of insights and wisdom our agency team has contributed to Green Key Unlocked. From their expert advice, to the trends they found most rewarding, our journey through the diverse tapestry of experiences has been both enriching and inspiring. Here’s to a year of shared wisdom, unique perspectives, and experiences that defined our agency in 2023.
While the recent layoffs at Spotify, Meta, and Amazon might seem daunting for those working in the industry, this isn’t to say tech opportunities are fading.
“Technology reaches far beyond the big names and is needed in almost every other field. These companies over-hired during COVID, and even with the layoffs, they are still larger than they were pre-pandemic. The IT workforce remains strong,” said Matt Schirano, a newly named Partner leading the Information Technology practice area at Green Key Resources. “Healthcare, finance, hospitality, retail, and other industries all require tech professionals to aid in their online presence and digital platforms.”
“Many companies are going to go through migrating their data to different databases and cloud services. This is bringing in roles focusing on security, analytics, and data science. Companies are looking for this expertise,” said Zach Miller, Technical Recruiter on the Information Technology team at Green Key. “The in-demand roles within data analytics and insights used to be more focused on A/B testing, statistical analysis, and tools like Excel. Now, the ability for an analyst to utilize languages like SQL and Python, are what our clients are looking for.”
Zach suggests that prospective data candidates keep up with these industry trends. The healthcare sector, for instance, has the highest need for privacy and security, and is actively hiring for these roles. In terms of education, anything related to business, computer science, or mathematics is generally required…
Victoria Ceballos, Recruiter on the Healthcare New York team at Green Key, mentions that travel nurses are less likely to experience burnout, while also gaining new experience to build their resume. “Every hospital and city functions differently, so they have to able to roll with the punches. But they also get exposed to a variety of different software, demographics, and caseloads as they float between floors.”
Jon Danko, Director of the Healthcare New York team specializing in case management consulting, adds, “Hiring travel nurses eliminates the need to train someone new. They are seasoned and confident in their skills and are less likely to receive training. Adaptability is the most important trait in a travel nurse.”
When Matt Kutin, Andrew Chayut, and Robert Kahn, first founded Green Key Resources, they knew they didn’t want to name their staffing firm after themselves. “It was so much bigger than us,” Matt mentioned. “We wanted to separate ourselves from other firms where the owners are the face of the company.”
After much deliberation, they settled upon the color green, which reflected success and freshness. The “key to success” and “resources” idea came naturally, as their goal was to support everyone’s needs at the firm, not just one person’s.
It’s important to remain proactive when recruiting potential new hires. For instance, if a candidate has questions on how their identity might effect their experience in the workplace, you must be ready to answer those questions appropriately…According to a survey by Handshake Network Trends, 53% of respondents in Generation Z agree or strongly agree that “they would not apply to a job or internship where they find an employer lacks diversity.”
Director of Talent Acquisition, Brooke Stemen, elaborates on a crucial way that Green Key employs this practice. “We have woven equality into the Green Key Resources fibers by having nongendered parental leave policies,” she says.
On May 11th, the COVID-19 pandemic Public Health Emergency (PHE) was declared over. Throughout the pandemic, the healthcare industry adapted to the many transitions and struggles needed in order to sustain emergency responses. One of many was the demand for new digital strategies, which has since resulted in telemedicine, at-home testing, and prescription deliveries. Digital health held a record-breaking year in 2021, banking $21.9 billion, but now that the PHE has come to an end, what is in store for telehealth?
Dara Webman, Executive Director in Legal Support at Green Key, says, “Listen carefully, only answer the questions you’re asked and maintain clear, honest communication throughout. It is important to be truthful and present both strengths and weaknesses. It is not necessary to embellish your skills. Clients are attracted to candidates who present capabilities or expertise as well as areas for growth.”
Don’t be afraid to ask your own questions. This is important to encourage additional conversation and find out answers to questions that will help the decision-making process.
As National Payroll Appreciation Week continues on, we wanted to outline the trajectory and career path it takes to succeed in Payroll Management. Many begin as a Payroll Clerk and work their way up to Payroll Manager or Supervisor. But what are the necessary skills and experience needed to grow in this field? We listed what employers are truly looking for when hiring Payroll professionals:
Bachelor’s Degree or certificate
Payroll systems and experience
Additional hard and soft skills
Staying in the same vein as preparing for success in a tech interview, let’s take a look at how to prepare for a Healthcare interview. Like in the tech industry, landing your dream job in the competitive world of healthcare can be challenging. However, with the right mindset, and through preparation, you too can emerge victorious… Elizabeth Stoler, Principal at Green Key leading the Healthcare New York team stressed the importance of thoroughly preparing for interviews by saying, “The best approach I always tell my candidates to use is to look at the job description for the position you are applying for and have ways you know you have done this job ready to go.” She went on to say, “If you haven’t done every aspect, have examples of similar responsibilities to highlight your skills. Study for every interview!”
In the ever-evolving job market, career transitions have become increasingly common. Many professionals have been exploring opportunities for career transitions to the dynamic and high-demand field of data and business analytics. But what does it take to successfully make this career change? Well, we caught up with Justin Nadelman, Director on the I.T., New York team to get some insight into the skills needed to successfully switch careers… Justin noted, “Clients are looking for professionals who have a mix of analytical, technical and soft skills. Additionally, knowledge of cloud-based technology is now in demand.”
There’s no doubt that AI has transformed the recruitment industry by streamlining processes and enhancing efficiency. However, it highlights the importance of recruiters being able to connect and evaluate candidates on a human level. In this article, we explored some of the soft skills that recruiters need to amplify in the age of AI.