Welcome to Recruiter Spotlight, where each month CareerBuilder recognizes recruiters who set themselves apart by going above and beyond to advance the field. Meet our featured professional this month: Rachel Savitt, corporate recruiter at Roth Staffing Companies. Taking the time to do small things — such as remembering candidates’ nicknames or calling hiring managers on their birthdays — enables her to build relationships with clients and candidates and put their needs first, a formula that has proven to be successful.
What makes you a unique recruiter among others with similar skills?
My manager loves to say that my most valuable skill is my ability to understand the needs and motivations of both customers and candidates. Once I understand these elements, I can quickly determine whether a candidate will fit a customer’s workplace environment and culture, which is just as essential to a successful placement as a skills match.
How do you demonstrate passion for your work or your profession?
The smallest actions can make the biggest difference. I show my passion for taking care of co-workers, customers and candidates through small things, such as remembering my candidates’ nicknames and calling hiring managers on their birthdays. These small actions are important to me because they exemplify my company’s mission, vision and values. I genuinely believe in doing good things for candidates and hiring managers and am willing to take the time go above and beyond for the people I serve, as well as tackle difficult requisitions that are outside of my comfort zone. I try to do what my recruiter role models have taught me — challenge myself and continue to grow within my role while putting customers and candidates first.
What are you doing to empower employment?
I like helping candidates improve their resumes and interview skills, even if we don’t have an opening for the candidate at the time. Every candidate is important and deserves to be equipped with the tools for success within the workplace.
Roth Staffing is an equal opportunity employer, but we also make a proactive effort to reach diverse groups of professionals. I advertise on state job boards and in unemployment offices, among others.
Tell a story about a unique or special placement you made.
One of my first hires with Roth Staffing Companies was a gentleman whom I will simply call Charles in order to protect his privacy. Charles hoped to relocate from the Midwest to the Los Angeles area and had flown to California to explore his career opportunities. He wasn’t having any luck finding a position and then decided to reached out to me on CareerBuilder the same day he was supposed to fly back to the Midwest.
I was advised not to take a chance on Charles because he didn’t have any connections to the Los Angeles area and could become a relocation flop. But somehow, I had a good feeling about him and pushed to schedule a same-day interview with the hiring manager before Charles flew back to the Midwest. In a nutshell, the manager was impressed, hired Charles and relocated him to Los Angeles. Now, years later, Charles has developed into a stellar co-worker and true champion of our company culture. Roth Staffing Companies has promoted him multiple times, and even recognized him as an Employee of the Year. To this day he thanks me for believing in him and changing his life, but I am just grateful that my job enables me to help people like him every day.
How do you use CareerBuilder in your recruiting strategy?
CareerBuilder plays a significant role in my recruiting strategy. I spread job postings and source candidates through CareerBuilder, and am always impressed by the candidates I connect with. My team and I also track our affirmative action program through CareerBuilder. As an award-winning industry leader, Roth Staffing Companies places only the most qualified candidates internally and externally, and CareerBuilder helps me deliver on that promise of quality.
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