Today, we are introducing you to Jami Canning, VP of Services at Tobin. In her 8 years with us, she has epitomized growth within an organization and currently holds one of the most vital roles within our company. Keep reading to learn more about Jami and some of the things that make her tick.
What’s your background and how did it bring you to Tobin?
I was an LPN who focused on assisted living and home health. A mutual friend of Tobin recommended that I should apply. I started as a Resourcer in 2008. After working with some great leaders who taught me about the industry and our business, I was able to consistently grow into more responsibility within the business. In August 2018, I was promoted to Vice President of Services.
What do you most want to accomplish in your role as the VP of Services?
I want to provide a culture and work environment in which my team can thrive, be happy, and feel confident about our vision and mission. I believe that passion is contagious. The more passion we can stir up, the more productive we can become and provide excellent service to our clients.
Who inspires you?
I find inspiration everywhere, including my family, friends, colleagues, clients, and candidates. I am grateful to work for a company that promotes creative thinking and allows me the opportunity to communicate my ideas. I am also blessed to have daily access to a very inspirational person, Peg Tobin.
What do you think is the most important piece of information for hiring managers/recruiters to know right now?
It is important to realize that we are working with people and not products. We need to be understanding, compassionate, and flexible. Everyone wants to be treated with respect.
What is one helpful piece of advice someone has given you about your current career?
Three words: Never stop learning.
What is the last book that you read?
Rome Sweet Home by Scott Hahn and Kimberly Hahn
How would you like to see our industry change or improve?
I would like to see a stronger focus on providing quality care to the most vulnerable and adequate resources to our caregivers.
Who or what is your spirit animal?
A tiger is my spirit animal.
What do you think is the most important piece of information for job candidates to know right now?
The grass is not always greener on the other side. Unless there is no other choice, job seekers shouldn’t be so quick to throw in the towel.
What would be the title of your biography?
After a Brief Cry, Get Up and Move Forward – Only Stronger and Wiser
What do you like best about working at Tobin?
I am always learning and growing professionally. I love my team and our culture.
What is your go-to snack during the day?
What are you most passionate about in recruiting?
The opportunity to help and provide solutions is motivating to me. I like being a component in someone’s professional and personal growth and development.
What recent developments in recruiting excite you?
The use of technology to provide multiple avenues in which to communicate with candidates and clients.
What would be your perfect Saturday?
Being able to enjoy my family without anything pressing on our schedules.