Jerry Helferich is a lead recruiter with trustaff and he took over our social media accounts for an entire week so that our nurses and friends can get to know him better.
We asked Jerry a ton of questions about himself, and about his experience with trustaff over the years. He had some great stuff to share. Take a look below to see what he shared during his #RecruiterTakeover.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: My name is Jerry Helferich and I’m excited to be able to share my experiences and have you all get to know me better. I have a beautiful wife, Angela, and daughters, Kendall and Maddison (who was just born May 6th!). I love the outdoors and spending time with my family. I’m very competitive, which comes from playing sports my whole life. I really enjoy having people over to my house for bonfires in the spring and summer. I love craft beers and expensive bourbons, which I drink to celebrate every new traveler contract!. Stay tuned throughout the week and get to know me even better! In my spare time, I love spending time with my wife and daughters. Every now and then I golf with my friends and complete some projects around the house.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about working at trustaff and why?
A: I love getting to work with the travelers and developing relationships with them. I really like helping them make their traveling dreams come true. It’s very rewarding.
Q: What would you describe as your proudest moment at trustaff?
A: I would say I have two. First, when I was promoted to Lead Recruiter. It’s an amazing feeling when you get rewarded for all your hard work. Secondly, when I got to represent trustaff at TravCon 2017. It’s a ton of fun to head out to Las Vegas and meet all the wonderful traveling nurses that came. Being chosen to represent our team was a real honor. We have so many great recruiters here, so I felt grateful that I got to go.
Q: What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
A: I really like getting to train new team members and helping out travelers whenever there is an issue. I like to be there for people when they need me so I think that part of the role is one of my favorites.
Q: What one tip would you give to travelers?
A: Try your best to make friends with the staff nurses. It’s not easy being the new person, but they are willing to help if you’re willing to ask. Adjusting to a new hospital or charting system will be easier if you have someone to ask for help. Always keep a positive attitude! Limit your call offs or tardiness as much as possible, but if you have something come up, let your recruiter and your managers know as soon as you can. And remember at all times the hospital hired you because they need help.
Q: What is your favorite place to travel and why?
A: For our five year anniversary, I took my wife to Jamaica and it was nothing short of amazing. It’s definitely one of my favorite places.
Q: Who would you swap place with for one day?
A: Either Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson or Mark Wahlberg. I’ll watch any movie they are in and basically, everyone on the planet loves them.
Q: Who, besides your parents, has had the most impact on your life?
A: Without question, it would have to be my wife. She motivates me almost daily to become a better person, husband, and father.
Q: If you could bring back one TV show that has been canceled, what would you bring back?
I have been binge watching “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” Honestly forgot how much Jerry Seinfeld makes me laugh, so a few more new seasons of Seinfeld would be awesome.