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Monarch Spotlight: Tory Rule

How long have you worked at Monarch?  1-Spotlight-Tory-RuleSince May 2007

What is your title?  
I am a recruiter for regions one and seven.

What does a typical workday look like?
If there were a typical workday, it would begin with reviewing and responding to emails and phone messages from candidates, managers, and my fellow HR coworkers.  I then review potential job candidates to check their experience and qualifications.  I verify any credentials, including licenses and certifications, and phone screen job applicants.  If the candidate is qualified I will then communicate with hiring managers and other personnel as needed.  When a hiring manager has selected a potential new employee after interviews, it is time to submit background checks for processing.  Adding notes and updates to the HRIS system is a very important daily responsibility.  Throughout the day I continue to answer inquiries over the phone, by email, and in person.

What is the most important aspect of your role and why?  
The most important aspect of my job is sourcing qualified staff as quickly as possible so that the people we serve continue to receive the quality services they deserve in a timely manner.  I have an older brother with disabilities, so it has always been important for me to find staff that are qualified and really care.

What has been the most rewarding or satisfying experience, or your proudest moment while working here?  
Being nominated for and winning the MERAC Award was very nice.  Interacting with and getting to know the individuals we all support.  There was an individual who would visit my office on a regular basis just to catch up and say ‘hi’.  He and I would sometimes go to lunch and I even got the rewarding experience of watching him run football drills at a local university with my family.  It brings me a sense of accomplishment to know that I am a small part of this.

What might someone be surprised to know about you?  
They will not believe that I was Spanish Club President in High School!  It is sad to say that my Spanish speaking skills have long since disappeared!!

What do you do when you aren’t working?  
I spend time with my family.  I enjoy teaching my son and daughter the joys of outdoor living.  That includes fishing, camping and hunting.  I enjoy all sporting events, professional, college, high school and the ones my children play!  I also volunteer in the children’s department at my church.  My wife and I teach kindergarten through second graders on Sunday mornings and teach Awana on Wednesday nights.

Favorite place to visit?  
Topsail Island, N.C.

Movie or song that best describes you.  
Not sure, but every now and then I do start singing various songs for my coworkers.  Especially from the 80s and 90s!!!

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