Written by: Kraig Ware, VP of Commercial Growth
When you think of a great company, WHAT stands out? In other words, what do you see or feel?
- A creative logo?
- A simple well written mission statement?
- Employee friendly offices?
- Interactive/Intuitive Website?
- A uniquely impressive product/service/process?
- A giving back philosophy…locally and/or abroad?
We could all agree these are some of the important things for a great company to possess. However, a better question to ask ourselves would be:
When you think of a great company, WHO stands out?
Let’s face it, any great company has incredible people that make it happen; regardless of what stands out in your user experience with that company. Somebody is behind it, someone’s Success Story.
Recently I had an exchange with a person that would meet that criteria. When she started just a short two and half years ago, she had no experience in the field at which she was pursuing. However, with a little hard work and utilizing a proven system…she is now on the #1 performing team in the company. When asked WHY she does what she does, she replied:
“There are many things I love about my job. The one thing that sticks out the most though is the ability to help someone better their career. This in turn will hopefully better their lives and that of their family’s lives as well.”
Let me introduce you to Pamela Webster. Her focus is recruiting top level talent within the Sales & Marketing sector of the Industrial Manufacturing B2B space for companies like Stanley Black & Decker, Crane, Idex, Filtration Group, Belden, Pulsafeeder, & Optical Cable Corporation just to name a few. All of these companies impact our world’s infrastructure in some way…some of the names you’ve heard of, others perhaps not; yet, they all make the products that we take for granted everyday. In her experience, she has been complimented quite a bit on her company’s process and how we operate as a recruiting firm. Pam explained one such story:
“Last year, we placed on individual with a client of ours based in Massachusetts. She really enjoyed our process from the initial conversation about the opportunity at hand, to the guidance received though the preliminary interview process. I only handled a small portion of the entire process. The Account Executive on my team then guided the individual through the final interview steps and the offer process. It was a wonderful match, and both the company and individual felt that it was a great experience.”
I see this time and time again when I focus on the traits of successful people. The recipe can have more ingredients; however, somewhere in the mix these two things always show up:
Humility & Passion
Every company goes through growing pains. These growing pains create needs, things like:
- Scaling up production with existing sites and/or adding new plant(s) to meet customer demand
- Building up teams to approach new markets and/or support current and future clients in a better way
- Launching new systems to keep narrowing the technology gap making system’s safer, more efficient, while continuing to drive up quality in the pursuit of a better product/service for the end user
- Replacing key individuals that may be retiring or moving on to other vital roles within the company
Once things like these are understood, then a strategy & plan can be implemented to strive toward the agreed upon solution.
Pam’s “success story” doesn’t happen without finding solutions for the problems or needs that you and/or your company are facing right now. Pamela is part of team that has been successfully helping our clients for the past 15 years with over a 1,000+ placements because we genuinely want to see things through your perspective. I know Pamela would be happy to hear from you and eager to help you with your “Success Story.”
Perhaps you are looking for a new team to join, consider TYGES…be a part of our team or consider being a new “startup” office. We have successful and proven solutions for both.
I encourage your feedback and would like to connect with you on LinkedIn. You can also follow me at twitter @SKraigWare as I focus on striving for excellence within the business world and within our personal lives. Learn more about TYGES at www.TYGES.com, on Twitter @TYGESInt, or here on our blog at https://reinventingrecruiting.com/
Our mission is simple:
We’re here to make good things happen to other people.