Recruiter Name: Tom Cavalli
Years at GHS: 16
Title: Senior Recruiter
How did you end up in Recruiting?
My background had always had some sort of a sales aspect. The company owner, Roy Munk had approached me a few times about giving it a shot and he thought I would be a good fit for the company as they were starting to expand. I had been friends with Roy since we were four years old and decided to trust him and take a leap of faith and leave my current career where I was a city manager for a rental car company. Roy opened his house, office, and even helped me with a vehicle when I was starting out. At the time, I was scared on how it would play out, but it ended up being one of the best decisions of my life.
Tell us about your personal life.
I live with my wife Leigh in Florida. We enjoy weekends at the beach and traveling adventures together. We moved here a couple years ago and I was able to work things out to stay with GHS and continue working from home. I still make frequent trips back to Ohio to see friends, family and stay connected with my office colleagues.
What is the best thing about being a Recruiter?
Our office culture is really great. We have a ton of flexibility that leads to a better work/life balance. Roy has trust in us that we will take care of our clients as needed vs a normal 9-5 workday.
Talk to us about some of your hobbies outside of the office?
I love to travel. I enjoy Disney and also entering sweepstakes as a hobby. I have won over 50 trips, numerous TVs, Gift Cards, and even a truck from the Cleveland Browns.
What was your favorite travel destination?
Botswana…every day was a new adventure. Out on safari you never knew what the day may bring, in some ways, it is very much like recruiting.
Where do you want to go next?
One day I want to go to Antarctica. I enjoy trips to see wildlife in their natural environment. would also like to see Japan and China.
What was one of your favorite moments as a Recruiter?
I had an OR Director that I had placed in my very first year. She had just been laid off after being there for a few years. She was devastated and was having difficulty finding a new position because of her lack of a BSN. I helped get her a new job as a RN at a facility, that she ended up being the Assistant OR Director till she retired just a couple years ago. I paid for her new state license as she had fell on some hard times. The facility helped get her settled and back on her feet. She was my favorite candidate to work with and we still stay in touch.
Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have a very spoiled dachshund named Roscoe. He gets into all kinds of adventures and puts a smile on my face every day.
What advice would you give to a hiring manager using recruiters?
Give quick feedback. I work the hardest for my clients that respect my time and offer quick feedback, good or bad. I can use this to adjust the search. We both have the same goal, we are a team. Those that believe that way, have lots of success working together.
Why do clients always seem to recommend you to others?
I think it is because I have been doing it so long and I am honest with them. I give them accurate time frames, set expectations on searches and deliver results. Many of my clients have been working with me for over 10 years and we have a mutual understanding of what it takes to complete searches. They are not afraid to recommend me to others as they know what myself and GHS brings to the table.
GHS Recruiting’s Spotlight is a 10-question, regular feature, where one GHS recruiter provides insight into their lives and personalities, job and career tips, and we get to have a little fun.