December 28, 2023

Episode 42: ROCS a Year in Review 2023

As we close the chapter on 2023, we enjoyed taking a stroll down memory lane and reflecting on the exciting events, milestones, highlights, and lessons learned this year at ROCS!
December 28, 2023

Episode 42: ROCS a Year in Review 2023

As we close the chapter on 2023, we enjoyed taking a stroll down memory lane and reflecting on the exciting events, milestones, highlights, and lessons learned this year at ROCS!

Today's Episode

As we close the chapter on 2023, we enjoyed taking a stroll down memory lane and reflecting on the exciting events, milestones, highlights, and lessons learned this year at ROCS!
48
Minute Episode

ROCS a Year in Review: 2023

Today, Ana Kuzemka, our newest Recruiting Manager joins me to share her journey with ROCS and reflect on the accomplishments of our team this past year.

As we close the chapter on 2023, we enjoyed taking a stroll down memory lane and reflecting on the exciting events, milestones, highlights, and lessons learned this year at ROCS!

Join us as we bid farewell to 2023 and look forward to what's in store for the ROCS team in the coming year.

Thanks again for listening to "Leaving The Nest." I hope you enjoy my conversation with Ana! Please leave us a review wherever you are listening and share this episode with others you know who are just "Leaving the Nest." 

In This Episode

[00:33] - Today, we're wrapping up 2023 with a conversation with 

Ana Kuzemka, the new Recruiting Manager at ROCS, with a look at her two-year tenure with the company and a look back at the year at ROCS. 

[02:04] - Ana provides insights into her journey, noting the challenges of transitioning from part-time to full-time and her perspective shift from business marketing to recruiting.

[06:32] - Kathleen and Ana embark on a nostalgic journey through the 2023 highlights at ROCS. Beginning with outings like Topgolf and Bowlero reflecting on the significance of these events as opportunities to bond outside the office.

[09:00] - Kathleen shares the joy of Jessica's return from maternity leave, celebrating the arrival of her son, Griffin, and highlighting Jessica's essential role in the team.

[11:18] - Kathleen introduces the March Madness bracket challenge, recalling the amusing tradition of her puppy Muffin and the surprising outcome this year. 

[13:26] - Kathleen transitions to another Q1 event, recalling an internal contest at ROCS where participants could choose prizes. 

[17:53] - Kathleen reflects on the significance of ROCS being represented at career fairs. 

[18:37] - Kathleen recognizes the Core Values Recognition Award as a way to appreciate team members who stand out and commends Ana's well-deserved recognition.

[19:01] - Kathleen transitions to Q2, highlighting the continuous acquisition of new clients and expressing gratitude for their business. She mentions the busy Account Managers and the celebration of achievements at Morton's Steakhouse.

[20:05] - Kathleen announces Ana's promotion to Lead Recruiter and asks Ana to share her experience with the transition.

[21:27] - Ana reflects on the progress of learning and achieving a task in a short period, appreciating the growth and improvement.

[21:37] - Kathleen congratulates Jessica on her tenth work anniversary, highlighting her organizational skills, and congratulates her on her qualification for the company beach trip.

[25:47] - Kathleen recaps Q3, highlighting ROCS outings to Rudy's, more qualifiers for the company trip, and Abby's promotion to Recruiting Manager, commending Abby for her hard work and positive energy.

[29:41] - Kathleen discusses the continuous growth of the team and encourages potential candidates to apply, emphasizing the rewarding experience of seeing candidates grow in their careers.

[30:13] - ROCS impact and evolution in the past 20 years.

[33:15] - Kathleen acknowledges the team's hard work in a hiring sprint, expressing gratitude for their dedication and successful outcomes.

[45:02] - Kathleen and Ana share their resolutions for 2024. 

[47:27] - Thanks again for listening to Leaving the Nest.

To find your next job, visit us at ROCS Grad Staffing. If you are a business in need of help staffing entry-level positions in your office, please reach out to Kathleen directly at Kathleen@rocsjobs.com. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please call Kathleen at 703-579-6677.

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"This is Leaving the Nest and my name is Kathleen Pellegrino from ROCS Grad Staffing.  Our mission is to help you find a job out of college and thrive in the real world."
— Kathleen Pellegrino

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