12 Days of Christmas Stories – Day 6

Yesterday we had our Customer & Employee Appreciation event in Bloomington and we were overwhelmed with support from customers and employees. Today we had it in Blaine, and I came home feeling that same gratitude. Tomorrow we will conclude the best event of the year in Rogers J We do this event every year to say THANK YOU, and so, when you give us the time to do that, it means the world to us.

Throughout the day today, I was reminded again of what we practice every single day: “One Person at a Time”…

  • Grace shared with us that when she first started working with us a month ago, she was in a job she didn’t like and she had been there for 15 years. They recently relocated and she found herself job searching and got connected with us through a friend. She found herself turning down job after job bc nobody was listening to what she really wanted…but we listened. She was scared in the job search – she hadn’t searched in 15 years! We walked her through the steps, she was thrilled to see her recruiter and give him a hug after her first day (yesterday)! She said that she has found the exact right job for her and she hopes they have a good retirement plan because she’s staying!
  • We met with Nicole in the summer and she had a successful career in Banking and finance, but then took some time off to focus on her kids and family. Getting back in the job market was challenging, she wasn’t being considered for FT positions or she was getting rejected. We went through her resume and revamped it a bit to really help her shine! After interviews at a couple different places she finally found the perfect fit. The customer said, “She does an incredible job! She quietly and calmly handles everything that’s thrown at her! We just love her!”
  • Natalie calls us each week to make a payment for her company invoice, but she’s our placement. When you talk to someone weekly, you tend to build a rapport, right? Well, we do. There’s something real about engaging in conversation and really listening to one another – and genuinely caring – isn’t there? I think so. Natalie wanted to get hired but she had a few worries/concerns and wasn’t sure how to address them. That’s where we get to be a part of the equation J We got to chatting with her and brainstorming they why behind her desire and where she contributes to build her confidence and to understand the ‘above & beyond’ and we helped her think outside the box – beyond just pay but for the whole picture. Fast forward – Natalie gave us a call to let us know that she was getting hired on, she was getting a raise she was confident in, felt comfortable with the benefits and even negotiated more time off – she was so thankful for the perspective she gained, and we’re thankful to have been a part of it.
  • Robert was someone we worked with for 6+ months before we found him the RIGHT position. We listened, we explored, and we got it right! The supervisor said, “He’s the best fit any service has ever provided us!”

I’m getting a little wordy, I could go on for days but I think that’s enough for today anyhow. People matter, and sometimes when we take a moment to pause and listen to connect the dots, it is life changing…

Merry Christmas to you and yours,

Heather

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