Leadership Recruiter Spotlight: Kelli Williams
March 13, 2015
Recruiter: Kelli Williams
Team: Leadership Recruiter
Covers: Central Division: Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
1. What’s the best part about being a Brookdale recruiter?
Although there are many, the best part about working for Brookdale is knowing I am helping others find careers they’ll love while serving our residents. The relationships that are built between associates and residents and residents’ families last a lifetime! Very few other places can say that. It’s such an honor to think that I get to initiate that opportunity.
2. Do you have pets?
Yes. My husband and I refer to our three senior dogs as the Three Stooges. We have a jack russell terrier named Hoggie Bear and two dachshunds, Mr. Pickles and Frankie.
3. What’s your favorite dessert?
You can’t beat ice cream with sprinkles.
4. What’s the best advice your mentor has given you?
My mentor has encouraged me to laugh and celebrate life every day. It’s ingrained in Brookdale’s culture, so it’s something I get to practice daily and take with me everywhere I go.
5. What’s one of the scariest things you’ve ever done?
Two words come to mind—Bungee slingshot.
6. What’s your favorite quote?
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama
7. Who do you admire most? I most admire my dad. He had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger. People gravitated toward him. Even through the ups and downs of life, his perception of the world was one I hope to emulate.
8. What’s your favorite movie? My favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz. It’s such a great story of friendship, love, loss and redemption. The music is timeless, and those ruby red slippers initiated my love for a good shoe.
9. What’s your favorite restaurant? Patti’s Settlement in Grand Rivers, Kentucky is the best. I’ve been going there with my family since I was a child.
10. What does your perfect work day look like? I love spending the day talking with candidates who have a passion for enriching the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, excellent and integrity.
Brookdale Careers’ Recruiter Spotlight is a tri-weekly blog feature, where one Brookdale recruiter answers ten questions and provides resume, interview, and job tips. Click category, “Our Recruiters” to read more.Share this:
Top 3 Things I Wish New Home Health Nurses Understood
March 6, 2015
Being new to your career can be tough, and—no matter your field—sometimes asking questions from those with many years’ experience can be intimidating. That’s why we’ve tracked down a 25-year Home Health Care Executive Director for transparent answers to a question many new home health nurses are eager to understand.
The question: What am I expected to know up front? Her answers may surprise you.
1. Remember to breathe.
You’re not expected to know everything. It’s going to take a while for you to understand the many facets of home healthcare. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You will get it and learn to love it.
2. Embrace learning opportunities.
Carry humility and humor about being new. Don’t be afraid to admit you don’t know how to do something and need guidance. The home health educators, supervisors, and directors love to teach those new to home health. Use the Brookdale family as an opportunity to learn from a larger volume of home health professionals.
3. Listen but know your worth.
There’s a reason we were given two ears and one mouth. Listen to other nurses’ experiences, while still trusting that you have something very valuable to offer.
So new home health nurses, remember to breathe, take advantage of learning opportunities, and trust your value.Share this: