We chatted with Jenny Rehkugler, Executive Director on the Accounting & Finance Temp New York team. Jenny had previous experience in staffing and recruiting prior to joining Green Key, but has truly thrived in the finance environment in the last six years.
Are there any changes or trends you’re noticing in temp hiring?
Pre-covid, we were hiring for strictly temp positions, but now we’re focusing on a mix of both. Like the market, our team has evolved, and we are now able to support candidates in all aspects of their job searches for both temp and direct hire roles. Clients are becoming more flexible, and it’s been amazing to expand our team and be able to help a variety of candidates in a variety of ways.
How did you get your start in temp recruiting?
I studied Public Relations and Marketing in college and when I graduated, I was looking for a direction in my job search. My cousin worked in recruiting, and she suggested I look into recruiting as a career because she knew how much I loved working with people. I took some calls and interviews and started my career in temp recruiting within the banking industry. After a little over a year at my previous firm, Green Key reached out for a conversation, and I decided to make the move and take on a new challenge with Finance & Accounting. I’ve been here for almost six years now and I’m so fortunate to have the work culture that senior management at Green Key has fostered. People stay here for long periods of time because their work truly doesn’t go unnoticed.
Are there any roles in-demand right now?
We work with a lot of law firms and legal billing positions are definitely in-demand. We’re always looking for these types of professionals. On the temp side, we see a mix of everything – Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Accountants, etc. As with any industry, the market ebbs and flows week by week.
What are some advantages or perks of working temp jobs, specifically in finance?
It gives us the ability to help unemployed candidates find work immediately while also assisting them in their long-term search for permanent roles. We are truly able to help candidates in a well-rounded capacity.
What are your goals for the last quarter of the year?
Within the team, we just want to finish the year off strong. Having the ability to work remotely, I would love to expand our reach to other markets outside of the New York area.