Welcome back to #WeAreGreenKey, where we shine a spotlight on our powerhouse recruiting team.
Last week, we sat down with Lauren Scutero, Staffing Manager on the Pharma National team. Lauren has about 18 years of pharmaceutical recruiting experience, with no end in sight. She elaborated on the strong relationships she has built in the industry, especially with those she has known since the beginning, as well as why pharmaceutical recruiting is so close to her heart.
How did you first get started in staffing?
In 2004, I started working at a staffing agency in Tennessee. About six months in, I realized I wasn’t too happy working there, so I started applying for jobs in Florida where I wanted to relocate. I was eventually recruited for a pharmaceutical staffing agency, where I met Larry [Goodman] and Deloris [Jones]. I got the offer and started working with them in November 2004. Ten years later, I was lucky enough to make the move to their team at Green Key. My team has always felt like family because they are.
What do you love about recruiting for Pharma?
I love that we are making a difference in this field. On a personal level, my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was two years old. It made my work so much more real to me knowing there are people, especially children, who our work is helping in the long run. It is so close to my heart at this point. My son’s life is impacted by the people who we place.
What makes your team so successful?
We are a family, but still competitive with each other. We have fun with it, while also building each other up. Our team cares about each other as people, not just coworkers. All the new recruiters know they will have our support from the very beginning.
What is the training like on your team?
They run through the Salesforce training in the first week and then in their second week, they hop on a Teams call with each of the Senior Recruiters. We provide examples of resumes, top positions we recruit for, day-to-day operations, and different types of interviews. Once they really jump into it, we do follow up calls to check-in and answer any questions they may have.
What do you believe sets Green Key apart from other staffing agencies?
It’s family from the top down. Even from upper management, I get messages from the Partners asking how things are going in my personal and professional life. Our agency has grown, but it still feels Iike a family-oriented company. The work-life balance is tremendous and it’s all because of our management team.
What are your goals for yourself and your team in the new year?
Clinical research doesn’t go anywhere. We must continue pushing forward and keep showing our clients that Green Key is one of the top recruiting/staffing agencies around. It is not just the daily grind; we have to remember the bigger picture and the difference we are making in the world.