Celebrating National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day!

Last Updated on July 18, 2023

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Every year, the first Tuesday in June marks National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day, a time to celebrate the amazing, essential work done by clinical recruiters, each and every day! And, as one of the nation’s leading healthcare recruitment companies, we at CareerStaff understand better than most just how important these professionals are — and not only to our success but for each of our nurses and clinical workers, too.

Healthcare Recruiter Recognition: What Makes Our Recruiters Great?

In case you think we’re a little too biased, we’re not the only ones singing the praises of the amazing CareerStaff recruitment team. Time and again, the nurses, therapists, and other healthcare workers who work with us tell us that their recruiters are their favorite part of the CareerStaff experience.

“My favorite thing about working with CareerStaff is my recruiters — how they make me feel appreciated and always keep me updated,” Joanna, one of the CareerStaff featured clinicians told us last year.

“My recruiters are my favorite part of working with CareerStaff,” agreed Debbie, one of our CareerStaff featured clinicians. “The personal touch — they are awesome!”

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Meet Some of Our Amazing CareerStaff Recruiters!

Celebrating Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day, meet three of our amazing recruiters and learn why they love working with their clinicians.

Meet Sharmeda Johnson

headshot of careerstaff healthcare recruiter Sharmeda S., smiling and wearing black professional dress

What do you love most about being a healthcare recruiter?

Being a recruiter is rewarding & fulfilling because it allows me to make a difference in specific individuals’ lives. It enables me to help nurses with their careers (pay, facilities, hours geographical locations) which benefits individuals & families who are in need of healthcare. At one point in my life, I needed the assistance of a recruiter to find employment. Therefore, I understand the need for & importance of career assistance.

I appreciate being able to see first-hand how I’m able to help someone reach their personal short & long-term financial goals in different areas of their lives, which can include, but are not limited to, retirement, college tuition, buying a home or car, or other leisure activities.

What’s one piece of advice you would give a clinician?

One piece of advice that I would give a clinician is to take your time & do your research. Find which agency, contract, and or recruiter is going to be the best fit for you personally; sometimes it’s not always about the money.

What would your nurses say makes you different?

I think my nurses will say that I’m honest, genuine, and patient, and I really have a passion for what I do, so it never feels like a job. I never make my nurses feel like they’re just another number.

What do you love most about working at CareerStaff?

I love that I work for a company that cares about my work-life balance & making sure there are opportunities to meet other colleagues that work in different parts of the company. Since I started working for CareerStaff two years ago I’ve seen so much growth in the number of opportunities to get involved in different committees & other aspects of the company outside of my own team.

Meet Becky Davis

headshot of careerstaff healthcare recruiter becky d., wearing black shirt and brown glasses

What do you love most about being a healthcare recruiter? 

The relationships I have built over the years are absolutely what keep me going and keep the love for my job strong! 

What’s one piece of advice you would give a clinician? other healthcare recruiters? 

For clinicians: Always remember we are a partnership and to come to me with anything needed, keeping clear and open communication.

For recruiters: Think of how you would want your recruiter to be and try to mirror it and give as much support as possible. If you’re supportive and communicative, the rest falls into place. 

What would your nurses say makes you different?

I have been told my follow-through is huge in comparison. I am very quick to reply, even if I am in the middle of something else, I still take a moment to let them know I got their message. I’ll always dig to find solutions to any issues they bring to my attention. And then of course the relationships I’ve built with them. 

What do you love most about working at CareerStaff? 

The family-like bond I have with my teammates and my nurses.

Meet Gabrael Smallwood

headshot of careerstaff healthcare recruiter gabrael s., smiling and wearing navy blue suit jacket

What do you love most about being a healthcare recruiter? 

What I love the most about being a healthcare recruiter is getting to know the different nurses in each part of the country. There’s always a story, there’s always a challenge, there’s always a problem but at the end of the day, we get through it!.

What’s one piece of advice you would give other healthcare recruiters?

I always tell new recruiters, be you. Be yourself when talking to clinicians. The clinicians will really enjoy you being you and that’s how I’ve created so many long-lasting relationships over the years.

What would your nurses say makes you different?

My Authenticity. I genuinely care about my nurses and try to build that relationship whether the nurse is a communicator or not.

What do you love most about working at CareerStaff?

It’s hard to pinpoint one thing I love the most. My team is great; my director is great! I love the 49 Travel team. There’s not one person on the team who’s not willing to help when someone needs help. It’s a true family environment and everyone wants to see each other succeed.

Work With CareerStaff!

Happy Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day! Are you a professional who’s seeking a new career opportunity? We are always hiring healthcare recruiters to help match wonderful clinicians to opportunities. Learn more about working with CareerStaff, or quick apply today!

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For clinicians, if you’re looking to take the next step in your nursing or healthcare career, learn more about working with CareerStaff. OR, get the ball rolling by submitting a quick application to connect with a dedicated recruiter!

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