Hello! My name is Scott Krumwiede, senior branch operations manager at Pro Staff-Little Canada. I’m excited to tell you a little bit about myself and my role at Pro Staff. Let’s dive right in!
How I Got Here
Until college, I always thought that I wanted to do something in the medical field. While attending Minnesota State University-Mankato, I discovered that I was more driven by business activities than I was the medical world, and so I shifted my focus to HR and business management.
After college, I began my career in HR. In 2007, I started as a talent specialist in Pro Staff’s St. Paul office and was then promoted to a talent manager. Shortly thereafter I made a lateral move to our Minneapolis office and worked in that role until the Plymouth branch was opened. Once Plymouth opened, I was promoted to a branch operations manager and worked in that role for four years.
When Pro Staff opened another new branch in Little Canada this year, I was excited to help grow its business. I loved the process of helping the Plymouth office, and jumped at the opportunity to do it again in Little Canada. With this move, I was promoted to senior branch operations manager.
In August of this year, I will have been with Pro Staff for nine years! My career with Pro Staff has been exciting and full of opportunity – and anything but boring!
A Day in the Life
In my current role at Pro Staff, no two days are the same – and I love that about my job! While there isn’t such a thing as a “typical day,” here’s what you might experience if you were to shadow me for a day:
7:30 AM: My day begins with coffee – lots of coffee!
8:30 AM: After checking emails and settling into the office, our team gathers together to kick off the day. Our team consists of Lizz Johnson, managing director; Gaoshoua Vang, talent manager; and Veronica Carlson, talent specialist. My primary role is to provide direction, focus, and priorities for the team, and help them grow professionally.
During our morning meeting, we discuss the goals for the day and our current workloads. We also create friendly competitions to motivate and reward our team. (And, of course, we make sure that we celebrate our accomplishments. Work hard, play hard!)
9:00 AM: After our meeting, we dive back into work! I will often take time to check in with current and potential clients. It’s important that we take the time to listen so that we can better help them meet their business goals.
12:00 PM: For lunch, I often will meet up with a client at a local restaurant or eat at my desk while I catch up on some work.
1:00 PM: After lunch, I often put on my recruiting hat. Helping people find new jobs is one of the best parts of my job; I love seeing people develop and grow in their careers.
5:00 PM: It’s 5 o’clock already? I’m often amazed at how quickly my days fly by! After wrapping up the day, I either head home to my family or, on occasion, meet up with my team for some fun outside of the office. We schedule after-work happy hours or other celebrations on a quarterly basis.
In everything I do, I work hard to make sure our team, clients, and talent receive the best experience possible with Pro Staff. Thanks for reading!
If this “day in a life” intrigues you, I encourage you to check out the job opportunities available at Atterro (our parent company) and Pro Staff (especially this one and this one). Our business requires a strong sense of urgency, coupled with a desire to beat our competitors. With this, we are always on the lookout for ambitious people with a competitive spirit. If this describes you, apply today! We are a team, and we’d love for you to be a part of it!