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.

Green Key Unlocked: The Effect of Tech Layoffs

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.” 

Green Key Unlocked: Data Roles in IT

“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…

Green Key Unlocked: Benefits of Travel Nursing

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.” 

Green Key Unlocked: The Story of Green Key

When Matt KutinAndrew 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. 

Green Key Unlocked: Celebrating Pride in Recruitment

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 AcquisitionBrooke 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.

Green Key Unlocked: The Future of Telemedicine & Virtual Healthcare

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?

Green Key Unlocked: Interview Tips & Etiquette

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.  

Green Key Unlocked: How to Succeed in Payroll Management

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

Compliance knowledge

Additional hard and soft skills

Green Key Unlocked: Mastering Your Healthcare Interview

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!”

Green Key Unlocked: Navigating a Career Transition to Analytics

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.”

Green Key Unlocked: Soft Skills Recruiters Should Have in the Age of AI

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.

May 16, 2024

Overcoming Remote Work Burnout

Remote work has become the new norm for countless professionals worldwide, offering flexibility and freedom like never before. However, with this shift comes a unique set of challenges, including the growing threat of remote work burnout. As individuals strive to balance work responsibilities with personal well-being in a digital environment, the risk of burnout looms large. In this article, we’ll explore causes, signs, and strategies to combat burnout in a remote work environment.

Remote work burnout can manifest in various ways, from feeling constantly overwhelmed and exhausted to experiencing a decline in productivity and motivation. Factors such as blurred boundaries between work and personal life, isolation, and increased screen time contribute to this phenomenon. According to Apollo Technical, “The risk of burnout while working at home all day every day is rising. A survey by monster.com found that 69% of employees are experiencing burnout symptoms while working from home…” However, with the right strategies in place, it is possible to mitigate and prevent burnout while thriving in a remote work environment.

Causes of Remote Work Burnout

This type of burnout can stem from various factors such as:

  • Working too many hours
  • Unclear job expectations
  • Never taking time for self-care or vacation

Justworks.com highlighted a few other causes of remote work burnout:

  • No work-life separation or balance
  • Feeling alienated or lonely–no face-to-face interactions
  • Micromanagement
  • Poor communication in the workplace

Signs of Burnout

  • Unable to complete tasks on time
  • Losing track of tasks and time or unable to focus on one task at a time
  • Feeling of sadness, anger, or frustration
  • Work induced anxiety

Strategies to combat Burnout

Establish boundaries: One of the most effective ways to combat remote work burnout is by establishing clear boundaries between work and personal life. Set designated work hours and stick to them as much as possible.

Prioritize Self-Care: Self-care is essential for maintaining overall well-being, especially in a remote work setting. Make time for activities that recharge your batteries, whether its exercising, meditating, or pursuing hobbies.

Stay Connected: Isolation is a common challenge for remote workers and can contribute to feelings of burnout. Stay connected with colleagues through virtual meetings, instant messaging, and collaboration tools.

Set Realistic Goals: Setting realistic goals and expectations for yourself is crucial for preventing burnout. Break down larger tasks into smaller, manageable chunks and prioritize them based on importance and deadlines. Avoid overcommitting yourself and learn to say no when necessary. Remember that it’s okay to ask for help or delegate tasks when feeling overwhelmed.

Unplug and Recharge: In today’s hyper-connected world, it can be tempting to be “always on,” but this mentality can quickly lead to burnout. Make a conscious effort to unplug from work at the end of the day and on weekends.

Seek Support: Ifyou’re experiencing symptoms of burnout that persist despite your efforts to address them, don’t hesitate to seek support. Talk to your manager or HR department about your concerns and explore potential solutions together. Also, consider reaching out to a therapist or counselor who can provide additional support and guidance.

Remote work burnout is a real and pressing concern for many individuals, but it is not insurmountable. By implementing these strategies, remote workers can navigate burnout and cultivate a healthy and sustainable work-life balance.

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Jun 6, 2023

Hospitals Ready In Case of ‘Second Wave’ This Fall

Six months into the global coronavirus pandemic, health care experts across the US feel much better prepared to handle a potential “second wave” should it occur this fall.

“We’ve evolved. We’re in a much better state now than we were in the beginning of the pandemic,” Michael Calderwood, associate chief quality officer at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, told Healthcare Dive. “There’s been a lot of learning.”

In a survey reported by Healthcare Dive, healthcare executives express fewer concerns about a possible surge in patients when the usual flu season begins this fall than they do about staffing and employee burnout.

Hospital finances are by far a broader concern. When the seriousness of the pandemic became apparent the government ordered a shutdown of all but essential services hitting hospitals hard.

The cancellation of elective procedures and the dramatic reduction in other visits cost hospitals and health systems $200.6 billion, according to the American Hospital Association. That has to at least partially factor into the thinking of the 62% of survey respondents who don’t think a similar response would be appropriate again given what is now known about the virus.

Their worries about patient volumes is well-founded, said Dion Sheidy, a partner and healthcare advisory leader at KPMG.

“While we think demand will come back, we’ve seen some flattening on demand in certain aspects that may be the new indicator of the new norm in terms of how people seek care,” Sheidy said.

The rise of telehealth visits is part of that new norm, embraced by a large majority of the 100 healthcare system executives in the survey. As medical offices and many walk-in clinics closed, Medicare and health insurance providers relaxed policies and expanded their coverage of virtual doctor visits. Telehealth visits surged. Many providers saw a doubling, tripling and more of their pre-shutdown business.

The survey respondents support the regulatory loosening. In the survey, 84% support the ability to offer telehealth services to patients located in their homes and outside of designated rural areas. Previously, many insurers only reimbursed telehealth costs for patients who lived far from a doctor or medical facility.

Almost as many executives (79%) support expanding the services that may be provided by telehealth. Smaller, but still substantial percentages favor expanding the type of practitioners allowed to provide virtual care and provide insurance coverage for devices such as computers and cell phones for telehealth.