IT Consultant Profile on Teresa Smith

Teresa is a veteran healthcare IT Consultant with 18 years in the business. Over the course of her career, she’s worked with many recruiters. Teresa worked with HeathTECH Resources, Inc. (HTR) for four years and considers HTR an easy stand out as the “best recruiting firm” she’s worked with. We recently spoke with Teresa about her experience as an HTR consultant.

They (my recruiter) was concerned about the position I had, and future opportunities for HT and also my work-life balance. They were concerned about my life, my family life and my personal life, along with my work life. My recruiter was making sure that I had a good balance there.

HealthTECH Resources stands out… making sure you have a good work life balance

Teresa emphasized HTR stands out in the way they care about their consultants well-being and their quality of life. She said, They (my recruiter) was concerned about the position I had, and future opportunities for HT and my work-life balance. They were concerned about my personal life and my family, along with my work life. My recruiter was making sure that I had a good balance there.”

An example of this was the time one of Theresa’s relatives became ill. HTR worked very closely with her; she said, to get her the time off she needed. “That is something that doesn’t happen with other recruiting firms. There was never an ‘if you can’t be there, we need to get someone else on the job’ attitude,” she said.

HeathTECH treats each IT Consultant like a human being and not revenue machine

HTR also sent her to an EPIC training. She noted that it is difficult to get firms to send consultants for training, but HTR paid for her to do go to training.

Teresa enjoyed her Epic consulting position. She liked the travel and seeing other parts of the country. She enjoyed the challenge of working on new and interesting projects. As the healthcare landscape has changed, over her 18 years, she enjoyed the challenges that went along with it.

She said of her recruiter, Mike Grace, “Mike is wonderful. He’s probably one of the best recruiters I’ve ever had, and I’ve had many different recruiters over the years.” She went on to note, “His concern is what sets him apart. He will pick up the phone and ask me how I am. Not, ‘how is the job?’, not ‘what’s going on in the job?’, but ‘how are you? How are you handling your travel? How is your family? How is your family handling your travel? What can I do for you to help make your experience better?’ That’s something that you very seldom get. My experience with other placement firms is that once you have the assignment, recruiters are hands off or when they do contact you; they are more concerned about getting more work for their company, and treating me like an inside source.”

HealthTECH Resources cares about their IT consultants as human beings. Not just about the revenue they bring to the firm. A company that treats their team members with that attitude will make a significant difference in how a consultant feels about the job they are doing.

Teresa had an openness with her recruiter, Mike. She knew she could call him and tell him anything, ask him anything, ask for his help or his guidance. Other recruiters, she said, “were hard to contact after a placement or I wouldn’t hear from them at all.”

As of this posting, Teresa is working in a full-time position but indicated that if she ever decided to go back to consulting, HeathTECH Resources, Inc. would be her very first call.

We’d welcome you back with open arms, Theresa and wish you continued success and happiness.

If your IT placement firm turns their back on you when you need them, call our recruiters at HeathTECH Resources. Let us prove to you how valuable we believe you are. 



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