Not that long ago, it was common for employees to be at the same job for years, even decades. Now, that’s often unheard of! Employees like to job hop, try out new opportunities and climb that corporate ladder at a bunch of different organizations. But, what if it didn’t have to be that way?
We all want to move up in our careers, but if we start in an entry-level role with one organization, it can be hard to envision ourselves in that executive board room with the same company years later. That’s why it’s important to join a company that recognizes the value of internal mobility.
At Integrity Staffing Solutions, we’re associate-focused—we want to help pave the path for our employees to find success! Loyalty has tons of value to us, so we reward our employees who invest in our company by investing just as much in them. Promoting from within isn’t just the right thing to do, it also makes business sense for us: An experienced employee knows our culture, understands our norms and has the skills to find success within our ranks. So, why wouldn’t we want to keep them around and make them into leaders?
Take Jaime Donnelly, for example. Our Chief Financial Officer joined ISS back in 2001 as a recruiter and worked her way up through the ranks, ultimately becoming Vice President of Finance and Chief Risk Officer before taking on the CFO role. Jaime shows the potential all employees have—even if you come in the door as an entry-level associate, you can pursue your dreams of becoming an executive with a lot of hard work, loyalty and passion.
Start by thinking about your goals: Big, small or somewhere in between, consider where you want to see yourself in the short-term, a few years down the line and further along in your career. Along the way, set expectations—know what your plan will be if you hit a snag along your journey and give yourself room for unpredictability. Ultimately, we think it’s all about having a growth mindset—knowing that you’re striving for excellence and being willing to take risks, learn from others and constantly redevelop your talents to get there.
And if you’re lucky, you’ll find an employer that values your goals as much as you do! At Integrity Staffing Solutions, we know how important it is to make our associates our greatest priority. We’re able to do the work we can because of the folks who work for us, and the happier and more satisfied they are, the more on track our business stays—which is why all organizations should be eager to invest in and develop their workers for the long-term! So, if you’re eager to take your career to new levels, instead of looking for greener pastures, consider an organization where you can stay put and tap into your skills and talents to take your career to new heights.