For many of us, the word “Thanksgiving” can conjure up some brief, highly idealized images in our heads. There is a glorious table, spread with perfectly prepared foods and staged with china and crystal so shiny that they reflect the equally perfect glow of perfectly placed candles.
For ten years, SkyWater Search Partners has been dedicated to supporting the communities where we work and live. That core value led to the creation of our Employee of the Quarter award. Each quarter, we honor a top-performing team member with a financial donation, in their name, to a nonprofit organization of their choosing. We are delighted that this quarter’s winner chose to highlight the extraordinary work of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
"Ten thousand Baby Boomers retire daily, and somehow companies are surprised by this…"
Mary Kelly, co-author of Who Comes Next? Leadership Succession Planning Made Easy
Succession planning has been a proven linchpin oflong-term organizational stability and strategic growth for decades. So why is it increasingly ignored by so many otherwise high-performing companies?
At SkyWater Search Partners, we believe that vibrant communities are built through strong community partnerships. One way we live by that value is through our Employee of the Quarter Award. Each quarter, we honor a top-performing team member with the gift of a substantial financial donation, in their name, to a nonprofit organization of their choosing. This quarter, we are delighted to say,
CONGRATULATIONS, KELSEY QUARBERG J.D., ASSOCIATE RECRUITER, LEGAL,
SKYWATER SEARCH PARTNERS’ EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER!
Far from being the buzzword du jour, empathy is the transformative – but often undervalued - force that influences your ability to recruit, retain, and yes, revolutionize talented teams.
When Star Tribune business reporter, Catherine Roberts recently wrote about the Star Tribune’s 2023 Top Workplaces, she mentioned the dramatic challenges and changes that employers have undergone since the pandemic. She then noted that, based on the survey answers received this year, the companies on the 2023 list “are likely to be more successful adapting to the new reality...”
As our nation commemorates Independence Day, all of us at SkyWater Search Partners wish you, your families, and your neighbors a happy and peaceful 4th of July.
At SkyWater Search Partners, we believe that vibrant communities are built through strong community partnerships. One way we live by that value is through our Employee of the Quarter Award. Each quarter, we honor a top-performing team member with the gift of a substantial financial donation, in their name, to a nonprofit organization that is important to them.
It’s a question most of us – whether we’re employers or employees - have tackled at some point over the past three years: how important is in-person face time with the boss? Is it essential to achieving long-term maximum performance? Or is it just an old habit we cling to, based more on a fear of change than any conclusive evidence?
While it may be too early to know the answers to those questions, here’s what we do know: pre-pandemic, remote, and hybrid work arrangements were clearly shown to organizations, teams, supervisors, and employees.