Since co-founding Greene Group in 1988, a national staffing company that grew to operate in more than 20 states, Tana Greene has been on a mission to help people. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, she saw, first-hand, the changing needs of the contingent workforce and understood the vital role technology must play moving forward. In 2017, she guided the company’s transformation into MyWorkChoice, the contingent workforce solution that makes flexibility work for companies & W-2 employees. Her company has consistently been recognized as one of the top 100 fastest-growing woman-owned businesses in the United States.
Tana is the author of Creating a World of Difference, and she frequently speaks to audiences not only about her approach to business, but also her own life story and experience with domestic violence.
What you’ll learn about in this episode:
- Tana Greene’s journey as a female entrepreneur and business leader
- How domestic violence impacted Tana personally and professionally
- How Tana is able to help organizations thrive by giving employees more flexibility and control over their work schedules
- How Tana managed to shut down all of her brick and mortar offices across the U.S. and stay fully-operational
- Tana’s approach to virtual onboarding and recruitment
- How the pandemic has impacted the staffing industry, and what is to come
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myworkchoice/
The Unique Needs of the Modern Workforce
Tana Greene is a force to be reckoned with. She co-founded the Greene Group in 1988, which now offers staffing services to more than 20 states across the country. Tana is a visionary who successfully navigates the changing technological landscape by continually identifying the unique needs of the modern workforce. MyWorkChoice is the culmination of Tana’s forward-thinking innovation, and her new business model makes flexibility possible for companies and W-2 employees alike. In this episode of the Intentional Greatness podcast, Tana joins us to share her story and talk about flexibility in the workplace.
Flexibility and Control
Tana and I both experienced domestic violence in our lives, and domestic violence is deeply tied to a need for control. After our traumatic experiences, control became something we inherently sought out. Whether it pertained to entrepreneurship, setting goals, or creating structure within organizations, the desire for control propelled us forward. Tana realized that flexibility and control go hand-in-hand in the workplace. When she transformed the Greene Group into MyWorkChoice in 2017, she was able to cater to that need by giving employees and companies the power of choice. Choice doesn’t change the need or the ability to go to work every day. But it does make users feel like they are getting exactly what they want. That is a powerful thing.
One of the major breakthroughs that Tana had was the creation of her virtual recruitment and onboarding process. She shut down all of MyWorkChoice’s brick and mortar offices back in 2017, and with her experience, she has helped tons of businesses go virtual as well. Amidst the COVID-crisis, it is critical for survival, but this will be the new standard moving forward. MyWorkChoice was able to go into four cities and get 600 employees screened and pre-trained within a week. That level of efficiency is not possible with traditional methods, and as new technology arises, Tana will continue to refine this process.
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