Employee Spotlight: Rachel Harris
We’re here with another installment in our Employee Spotlight series! Each blog in this monthly series will introduce you to a different member of our team—giving you a peek into what makes us tick as a company and as individuals.
For December, we’re featuring Rachel, one of our Senior Recruiters down at our Detroit branch!
What do you love most about working at Brightwing?
I love the people, both my co-workers and the contractors/clients we serve.
What 3 qualities make someone successful at Brightwing?
- Adaptable – You have to be able to manage continuously changing priorities, and you have to be willing to roll with organizational changes.
- Team-oriented – It’s much easier (and much more fun) to work as a team!
- Hungry – For one, we eat a lot, especially around the holidays. Two, like many other careers, you have to want to do this and be hungry for success.
How does Brightwing support your career and personal goals?
Brightwing has gone out of their way time and time again to support my personal and professional goals. Whether it’s paying for industry seminars, or giving us the flexibility to take time off for events that are important to us.
What is your funniest memory of your time so far at Brightwing?
A couple of years ago at our internal holiday party, one of my co-workers, Adam Stern, dressed as Elf for our excursion to downtown Detroit. At one point, a guy dressed as Santa got out of a limo, and Adam runs toward him screaming “SANTA! I KNOW HIM!”
Tell me about one of the biggest career challenges you’ve faced and how you overcame it.
Probably the biggest challenge I’ve had was switching careers – what do you do after teaching for 12 years? Really, I just applied for roles I thought were interesting and at companies that were intriguing. That process connected me with the people that set me on my current track.
What is one of your favorite hobbies outside of work?
The “old lady” in me loves to crochet in the winter and golf horribly in the summer.
What 3 words best describe you?
Persistent, Organized, Impatient
What motivates you?
Right now, college tuition bills! Generally, my family. We don’t buy “stuff,” but we enjoy going to concerts, shows, athletic events, etc. and going out for good food.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
The beach, hands down. I love the sun, the sand, and the sea
Banging your head against the wall burns 150 calories/hour!