1. What is your role, and how does it contribute to the overall mission at Examinetics?
I am the Senior Corporate Recruiter with Examinetics. In this role, I introduce potential candidates to the company and our services while exemplifying the mission through my behaviors. The mission of Examinetics is to be the nation’s leading provider of occupational health solutions, offering the best choice for innovation, reliability and convenience. With this in mind, I’m always on the lookout for diverse and strong leaders. I search for people who don’t settle for mediocrity and have the knack for convincing others to do the same.
2. What is your advice for job seekers that are interested in occupational health?
If you like to empower others to take care of themselves and provide solutions to do so, occupational health could be a great career fit. One of the best ways to start in the industry is to begin as a technician. This clinical experience is paramount to understanding workplace hazards and current standard operating procedures. Occupational health is proactive and preventative. The industry is focused on the promotion and restoration of health at work through meaningful processes. One of the best aspects of working at Examinetics is the cross-industry experience in occupational health.
3. What’s your view on the job market for those entering occupational health?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupational health positions are projected to grow 4% from 2019 to 2029. I believe this projection is low because the projection was provided in 2019, prior to the pandemic. There have been new needs for worker’s health surveillance, increased respirator fit and clearance testing and consultative risk assessments (and the training on implementation). These are all ways that occupational health has been instrumental during the pandemic. Although it isn’t possible to know what work/life will look like after the pandemic, it is safe to assume that many coronavirus-process changes will become normalized.
4. What are the key skills needed for recruiting?
Interpersonal skills are the most important: verbal, non-verbal, listening, negotiation, problem-solving, decision-making and assertiveness. Each are equally important depending on the task at hand. The next is analytical skills to review resumes and agency contracts, interview candidates and where to pursue qualified candidates that are not in the market. Finally, research skills to review compensation packages, national labor statistics, hiring trends and news that could affect the talent pool. I enjoy the challenge of recruiting nationally since each region is a little different in skills, expectations and availability.
5. What’s the strangest thing you’ve heard or seen during an interview?
The strangest or weirdest thing I have seen was someone that I recently video-interviewed that, even with prompting to stop, continued to hold the phone directly under their nose like they were speaking directly into the mic on an audio call on their cell phone. In this vein, I also saw someone that also went the entire video call appearing upside down. Fun times.
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