Before coming to CHG, David Sawka, a consultant at CompHealth permanent placement in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., worked for a world-class, high-tech computer company.
"It was a one of the top five high-tech companies in the world and allowed me to be around the most highly effective recruiters, managers and minds in the world," David explains. "However, working there never gave me the sense of being a part of a real team and a company that cared about its employees on an individual basis."
Since coming to CHG four months ago, David says he has gotten to know an amazing number of outstanding professional recruiters and managers and has participated in the best recruiter training and mentoring.
"Some say it takes a village to raise a child," David says. "Well, it takes a full recruiting team to train a recruiter at CompHealth. I have seen this taking place since the first day I walked into my new home and met my recruiting team, mentor, manager and director. "
Read all about how David's manager was looking out for him even before his first day at CHG!
In more than 20 years of experience in the business world, I have learned that managers ‚Äì and I mean really good managers ‚Äì are very difficult to find. The business relationship that I developed with my manager, Gabriela Perez-Carpenter, manager of operations for the primary care team, started before I ever walked in the door in Fort Lauderdale.
An example of this was when I traveled for four-and-a-half days,¬†more than 3,000 miles, from California to Florida to start my new position.¬†While driving through¬†Texas, I came to a fork in the highway. I chose to head towards San Antonio instead of Dallas, thus avoiding a huge tornado that slammed through Highway 10, sending semi trucks across the highway like matchbox toys spinning around in a blender. The next morning, I received a call from my future manager, Gabriela.
"Dave, are you okay?" she said, calling me to see if I made it through the storm! She didn't know me, but she was already building trust and a future professional relationship. Since my first day of employment with Florida, Gabriela has given me the direct training, support and insight in addition to a wonderful amount of encouragement, knowledge and positive-minded approach to every recruiting situation.
On my first day of employment, I finally met my new director, Valerie Patterson, and, well, wow! Talk about an absolutely incredible amount of energy, enthusiasm, encouragement and cheerleading! Val leads a team of seriously high-achieving recruiters who are at the top of their game and continue to consistently put huge numbers on the board on a monthly basis. Val has made me feel at home in Fort Lauderdale and treats me as part of her family. She has created a recruiting team who is raising me to be the best I can be as a recruiter.
Without a great team I am unable to grow as a recruiter, so a special thank you to my fellow consultants and recruiters --¬†Denise Lehman, Nick Maddaloni, Daniel Eades, Lisa Goldstein, Gary Nishizaki, Kim Constantin, Jonathan Goldsmith, Penne Handler-Ferrigno, Jason Nuwer, Antonio Hanchard, Kelly Rankey, Joanne Darling, Gina Scaturro, Crystal Volmar, Kameron Hudson and Amanda Romeo-Gallo --¬†for the everyday words of encouragement, additional mentoring, recruiting tips, laughter and high energy. You have all made a difference in my professional life at CompHealth. I am humbled by your experience and appreciate your time.
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