#RecruiterTakeover: Meet Niki Riddle

Healthcare Recruiter, Niki Riddle took over our Facebook page for an entire week for July’s edition of #RecruiterTakeover. She had some amazing tips and great advice to share with travelers. With over 20+ years of experience as a recruiter, even our staff learned a thing or two from her! She’s one of the hardest working people we know and we were so honored to have her share her knowledge with us this week. Take a look at a summary of what she shared!


Q: Tell us about yourself.

My name is Niki Riddle and I have been happily married to my husband Jimmy for 14 yrs with 2 beautiful children. Samantha is 24 yrs. old, engaged to be married next Sept. She just graduated with her Master in Social Work. Denver is 12yrs. old who will be going into the 7th grade. He is a Boy Scout with hopes to become an Eagle Scout.

I love spending time with family & friends. My favorite is hosting friends at my house while having a bonfire & playing cornhole! As a family, we like to camp, hunt & go fishing.

I have been recruiting for 20+ yrs. 12 of those have been here at trustaff as a Healthcare Recruiter. I have received recognition as Recruiter of the Month on several occasions, as well as Recruiter of the year by Healthcare Traveler Magazine. I am passionate about being a Recruiter as I love to help others. I want to be that Recruiter everyone dreams of who is honest & treats everyone as I would want to be treated.

Q: What is your favorite part about working for trustaff?

My favorite part of my job is helping travelers to find their dream assignments & to hit their personal goals. It’s really rewarding when you get to help someone accomplish something on their bucket list!


Q: If you were a traveler, where would your dream assignment be?

If I was a traveling nurse, my dream assignment would be in a night shift position in Nashville. The city is so fun!


Q: Who would you say has had the greatest impact on your life so far?

My best friend & brother Steve has had the greatest impact on my life. I know I can always count on him & we have been through so much with each other.


Q: If you could give one tip to your travelers, what would it be?

My best tip for travelers would be to try to treat every hospital like you are visiting someone’s home. Don’t try to rearrange their furniture or tell them they put too much salt in the food. Remember that you are there to help them in a time of need & you are filling in their opening.


Q: If you could swap places with someone for just one day, who would it be?

If I could swap places with someone for a day, it would be a volunteer at Children’s Hospital or Nursing Home. I would love to be able to afford to volunteer my time with kids & elders all day when their families are at work. I would love to able to make a difference in their lives.


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