Meet Our Senior Recruiter: Interview with Harmony Healthcare’s Zach Redding
What do you do at Harmony? What does a typical day look like for you?
I’m a Senior Recruiter. My days are focused on building relationships with prospective consultants as well as managing all aspects of the recruiting process for the consultants on my team. I work with people to: 1) make sure they are being presented to opportunities that match their skill sets, 2) prep them for their interviews, and 3) walk them through the hiring process. I also serve as their direct report for the duration of their assignment.
What did you want to be growing up?
I grew up in a small town in central Kansas of about 250 people if you count livestock. Every day after school I would rush home to play sports outside with my younger brothers. In the fall, I wanted to be Joe Montana. In the spring, I wanted to be Michael Jordan. I didn’t quite make it. But playing team sports definitely set a foundation of hard work and determination that still translates to my daily life.
You majored in business and political science. What attracted you to those subjects?
I always knew that if I was going to be successful it would be in the business world. I grew up with farming and shift work at the local gas plant being the major job offerings, and neither of those appealed to me. I’ve always gravitated to politics – probably due to the competitive nature of it.
What would be your superpower?
I’d be a time traveler. I’m a big history buff and have always been interested in the events that shaped the world today. I would love to go back and experience life as it was in the Old West during the Gold Rush or go to Italy at the height of the Renaissance and become best friends with Leonardo da Vinci.
Where would you like to visit?
My fiancée Phoebe and I recently went to Colorado for a concert. We loved the fresh mountain air and the incredible views. But my dream vacation would be a Mediterranean cruise. Stops in Spain, Italy, and Croatia would be at the top of my list.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you take with you?
I’m going to answer this one practically. I would say a box of matches, a hatchet, and a roll of duct tape. Duct tape has to be one of the best inventions of all time.
Is there a charity / cause you feel passionate about? Why?
I’m a big fan of the work they do at Special Olympics. One of my best friends growing up had a brother with Down syndrome, and I fell in love with his passion for life and his ability to brighten everyone’s day. My friends and I get involved locally here in Tampa and volunteer.
What is the last book that you read?
I recently finished Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. It’s about the history of humankind, starting with the Cognitive Revolution 70,000 years ago up through the Scientific Revolution to present day.