Think back to when you started that first “real world” job. What were you wearing? What were you thinking? Were you excited? Were you nervous? Did you envision yourself becoming successful within that company? And there it is, success, something everyone strives for, the peak of their career. Success is defined as: 1. The favorable outcome of something attempted; 2. The accomplishment of one’s goals. Ask 100 people what being successful means and you would receive 100 different responses. Everyone is different and everyone does things a little bit differently. Some find success in the smallest of things, whereas others need to complete large tasks in order to feel successful. Here at C&A Industries, new hires were given three keys to success on their first day: Attitude, Competency, and Production.
In order to be successful, you have to want it. You have to want to learn more, want to help others, want to be the best you can be not only for your company, but for yourself. New hires go through immense training classes, learning and discussing how to be great recruiters, taking in what tips and tricks those that are ‘experts’ have found throughout their experience. The training department is so well equipped and prepared for each new hire class, they look seamless, teaching upwards of 20 new employees how to use their advanced systems, and sharing the secrets to success seems like something each trainer could teach in their sleep. Because of each of the trainer’s willingness to help and answer any question at any time, new hires are not afraid to ask questions which in return further their learning process at a quicker pace.
“If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.” Remember that saying when you were younger and attempting to ride a two-wheel bike or learning how to swim? That same thing still applies today. When new hires were trained on how to make recruiter calls, they were forewarned that the first time they got a candidate on the phone it would be rocky as they would be unsure of what to say, how to ask certain questions, and how to connect with each person. By taking in the information gathered through each training class, new hires were getting comfortable on the phone, and understanding the key components of what to ask candidates. These new hires were developing their unique styles, and how to add their personal touch to each call they made to candidates.
The biggest thing that acquaints new hires to success is that C&A Industries wants each person to be the best they can be. The only way that can happen is to train and get to know each new hire right when they come into the door on day one. Success begins with a positive can-do attitude, and once new hires have mastered the beginning training tools, they become competent and can get to know the candidates they work with more personally, which leads to the production and placement of each candidate in the perfect place for them. Here at C&A Industries, new hires aren’t treated like they are at the bottom of the totem pole, they are encouraged to strive for more, meet their goals, connect with others, and be the best they can possibly be.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” –Winston Churchill
Katie Samson is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in Advertising & Public Relations. She is participating in the Intern program at C&A Industries, working in several different departments and on a wide range of projects. Katie is a social media fanatic who has a passion for finding just what makes others unique, and helping them bring out their best characteristics. When Katie is not working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, running, and hanging out on the lake.