Name: Lynne Gross
Position: Senior director at RNnetwork in Boca Raton, Fla.
Years at CHG: 1.5
What is your most memorable experience at CHG? The one that stands out for me is United Way Week. I have worked for a few big companies and have never seen a commitment by an organization like this before. To do something this big to benefit the community is inspiring. I was really impressed to see the whole office come together eagerly to raise a lot of money for an amazing cause. The event requires a lot of preparation, and it feels great to be a part of that and to see everyone working hard to ensure the week is successful. It's an exciting week for the team but, most importantly, the community!
What is your favorite core value and why? Putting People First. For me, that is what it is all about every single day, regardless of your role within the company. If you can do that ‚Äî put people first in all your interactions internally and externally ‚Äî you are going to be successful and feel fulfilled.
What is your career background and what brought you to CHG? I spent the past 15 years in healthcare staffing, starting out as a recruiter and shortly after going into management. Healthcare staffing is in my blood. I absolutely love it and can't imagine doing anything else. In my past life, I worked with some CHG folks who made the decision to join this amazing company. They raved about how wonderful and truly different it is here, and I knew I had to be a part of it.
What is your favorite part about your job? RNN is a special place to be. It's all about people, and it is so gratifying to help people grow and develop. To uncover areas of opportunity, help remove road blocks and see the results is rewarding. I believe people want to come to work, contribute, be successful and make a difference, and if I can be a part of that in any way, it feels great.
What do you like to do when you aren't at work? I enjoy spending time with my family. I have two very active 8- and 10-year-old boys. We spend a lot of time outdoors from soccer to the beach or bike riding. It is always fun and never a dull moment.
What have you learned about yourself working at CHG? I have learned that it is possible to love what you do, love the people you work with and laugh constantly ‚Äî and you can have it all with the same company. They are mutually inclusive at CHG.
How have you grown as a leader at CHG? I have the opportunity to learn every day because of the great leadership I am surrounded by. RNN is a very collaborative environment, which fosters continuous improvement in all of us.
Who has influenced you most in your career at CHG and how? Wow ‚Äî great question. I have had the opportunity to partner with many talented people at CHG, but in my short tenure Bill Heller (RNnetwork president) has been the biggest influence. It's rare to find a boss who not only inspires and believes in you but allows you the autonomy to make all your own decisions. He has empowered me to go after what I believe is possible.