These days it is increasingly rare to see someone spend 10 years at the same company. The competitive job market, combined with the technological advancements in recruiting, have made it easier to access new opportunities.
These days, it is increasingly rare to see someone spend 10 years at the same company. The competitive job market, combined with the technological advancements in recruiting, have made it easier to access new opportunities. The trend of shortened tenures is evident through the thousands of resumes our team reviews each year. That’s why it was surprising to be celebrating my own 10-year anniversary with JustinBradley this summer. The time has flown by and while there have been many changes professionally and personally, I recognize one of the biggest reasons I remain at JustinBradley is its unique company culture.
JustinBradley’s culture stood out from day one. In my first meeting, I was brought back to the ‘bullpen’ to meet other team members. I heard recruiters talking to each other across rooms, a few were gathered around a table in the middle of the room (where there may have been a few snacks) and everyone seemed happy. In each of my interactions throughout the process the team was open, honest, and welcoming.
Over the years, some of the people have changed and we no longer work in that office, but we’ve managed to maintain the sense of camaraderie, teamwork, and openness that attracted many of us to the firm. Here’s how:
- Consistency in our values – one of JustinBradley’s main differentiators is our dedication to quality. This is a common thread that guides us in our decision making and gives our team a sense of purpose. Through the ups and downs of recruiting, this has not wavered.
- Teamwork – being part of a small company means no task is too small and seeing leadership dive into the weeds and ‘walk the walk’ sets a great example. We actively collaborate on each search and are rewarded for contributions to a successful placement. Whether it is a quarterly contest or record-setting accomplishment, all team members celebrate the wins.
- Openness to change and flexibility – proactively listening to and incorporating employee feedback has shaped JustinBradley’s culture and will continue to do so. Years before the pandemic, several of our team members started to work remotely (including myself). JustinBradley invested in tools that allowed us to stay connected so when we had to all work remotely, it was a seamless transition.
- Opportunity to grow – dedicating resources to train and enhance skills for professional or personal growth has been very critical to our team’s success and satisfaction.
Good company culture will mean something different to each person and it is important to understand what it means to you – whether you are a job seeker or a leader. Not only will it help you feel more fulfilled in your work, but it will help time go by as quickly as 10 years did for me.