Greg Donatelli is the Managing Director for Life Science, based out of the New York office
Why did you want to work in recruitment?
I knew there was a high income potential strictly based on performance.
What was your route into recruitment?
I joined a sales meeting when working for AT&T and was offered a job on the spot after my presentation. I started as recruiter for one year before transitioning to Business Development.
Why did you choose to work for Hays?
I enjoyed that it was the best of both worlds in the US. Large global company with excellent reputation and resources, but in its early growth stage in the US which I could help drive.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Helping those on my team achieve their goals whether it’s financial, career trajectory, or other fulfillment.
What is the most challenging part of your job?
Balancing short term desk focus with bigger picture growth for Life Sciences, as well as completely starting over because of moving to a new city
What has your career at Hays been like so far?
Excellent. I love the culture and the people I work with. I moved to NYC for this position which has been a positive life move, and Life Sciences has doubled over the past two years in both net fees and internal headcount.
What’s the best thing about the team you work with?
Everyone seems to be like minded in that we take work seriously, and have pride in what we do, but can also enjoy life in the big city.
What is your ambition? What do you hope to achieve with your career?
To grow the Life Sciences business through the promotion and development of current and future team members. I would love to see the members of the team develop and become leaders in the business as I have been lucky enough to achieve. I want Hays to be a recognized leader in Life Sciences in the US and to eventually be in five offices throughout the country.
What have you most enjoyed about working in recruitment?
That there are no limitations to what you can accomplish and that it is very transparent with regards to performance. I’d be lying if I didn’t mention the money I have made in the process.
What did your friends say when you told them you were a recruitment
It was a long time ago now, but I believe they asked if I was a headhunter.
What advice would you give to someone considering applying for
a job with Hays?
This is a career in which hard work is rewarded, so if you are motivated to perform, this will be an excellent career choice. Within recruitment, there are a few different careers paths, so be sure to choose one that you feel will emphasize your strengths for optimal success.