One question that I ask during all of my interviews is, “What is something that demotivates you within a work setting? What brings down your morale?” To no surprise, some of the most common answers that I hear are lack of teamwork, workplace gossip and not being helped when needed. We’ve all dealt with those demotivaters in the workplace and we’ve all held those types of positions that make it difficult to get out of bed and go to work every day. Some people deal with them their entire lives. At Plan A, though, I’ve never felt that way, not once!
Being part of the A team allows you to learn so much. It has taught me things that I didn’t know I still had to learn. Today I want to share with you a few reasons why being part of the A team is amazing for me!
- They are willing. Now the reason that I didn’t explain exactly what the ladies in the office are willing to do is due to the fact that they are willing to help out in any way that they can! They are always willing to help, whether that be completing a reference check, photocopying documentation, lending an ear when it’s time to vent, providing input on a decision and much more. It is never a struggle to find help in the office when it’s needed, and that kind of support and willingness is something rare.
- They get it. As explained in one of my previous blogs, Working for Purpose, I know the purpose of my role as a Recruiter with Plan A. I know that it is my job to hire as many amazing healthcare professionals as quickly as possible in order to fully staff our contracted facilities. I also know that everyone in the office understands the purpose behind their roles and how crucial they are to the success of Plan A. We are a small team of eight women, but we all have so much purpose. We are working our hardest every day to be the change. Working together with purpose and a common goal in mind makes us unstoppable!
- They are driven. There hasn’t been a single obstacle that’s stood in our way that’s made us say, “No, we can’t handle this”. We have never packed our bags or shied away from the frightening or the intimidating or what seems to be impossible. The A team is always up for a challenge! In fact, it sometimes seems as though we seek them out. Some are more hesitate than others, me being one of them, but having such powerful, driven women around every day to support and assist in any way possible makes mountains seem like mole hills.
My hope is that everyone will have the chance to experience an amazing workplace like the one that I am a part of everyday. If you haven’t found it yet, don’t stop searching!