Meet Tyler Carlin, a valued member of the Roanoke, VA Maxim team and one of our dedicated recruiters. He plays a critical role in bringing healthcare to those in need, and in this blog, he shares his firsthand experiences and perspectives on why Maxim is such a wonderful place to work. Read on to discover Tyler’s unique insights and what he loves about being part of our team.
Hello! My name is Tyler Carlin, I’m 30 years old, I’m a father of 3, and I have been a recruiter for Maxim Healthcare for just under a year. I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you a few of the reasons that I absolutely love the work that I do. I’ve worked in a variety of different settings and truly I’ve never been happier with the work that I do; and it comes from three major points. The culture, the opportunity and how rewarding the work is.
Maxim Healthcare is a large enough company that you can rarely enter a county where we aren’t working, but each office is small enough that they truly feel like a team. Rarely, if ever, in my professional career have I worked with a team that was as dedicated to the work they do as I’ve seen with Maxim. I regularly get to collaborate with team members who are not just recruiters and client coordinators, but often sit in and participate in meetings with local, regional and national management, and get to coordinate and learn from some of the best nurses in the valley.
One of the things that drew me to Maxim Healthcare extremely high quality of the investments made in advancements and personal development. Like many companies, we offer on-the-job training to online courses and workshops, and speaking from experience, ours are of a significantly higher quality than what I’ve seen elsewhere. That being said, what really sets us apart is the investment leadership takes in their employees. In my brief time in this office I’ve already watched teammates earn 4 major promotions to positions they had been working towards, and have been given my own opportunities to take on additional responsibilities in my role. As a recruiter, I have an entire management team who is dedicated to helping me improve my communication, time-management, and leadership skills.
How rewarding the work is
Recruiting nurses is not just a job, it’s a passion. After I started my team made it a point for me to go out and meet some of our patients. This adds a humanity to the work that we do. I met a patient who was in desperate need of our services for a variety of chronic conditions, and while I could read a report and find the best nurse – what made it so much easier to recruit for them was knowing their likes and their dislikes. Knowing their favorite sports team and their favorite song reminds you to make it a priority to find a nurse for them that will engage not just in their care, but in their passions and interests as well. Working collaboratively with our team we’ve been able to do that – we’ve been able to see this patient improve overtime. Finding the perfect nurse for the perfect patient helps every one, and knowing that you were a part of that stays with you. It’s the kind of rewarding that will keeps me coming back for more, and it’s the kind of rewarding that only brings more good into the world.
To me, this is the most important part of what we do. It’s what makes me want to come in early or stay late (though there is no pressure to do so!). As a healthcare recruiter, I feel like I am contributing to something bigger than myself. Healthcare is a basic human right, and by connecting skilled nurses with patients, I am helping not just my business, but in many cases giving families their freedom back. Moreover, I have been able to see the incredible impact that healthcare workers can have on patients’ lives, and while the credit goes to them, I’m so lucky to be a part of that process.
Working as a recruiter has been the best thing I’ve ever done in my professional career. Whether it be the fantastic team I work with, the ability to develop myself personally and professionally, or knowing that I’m making a positive impact in people’s lives, I know that I’m happy to call this team mine. Anyone considering a career change who has thought about recruiting should start here.