I work for a company that has over 150 employees, and many different departments. I am not sure if I have shared this but, I am a recruiter (We call them Talent Acquisition Managers…sounds much more fancy, doesn’t it?)
Anyway, we have lots of funnier-than-fiction stories and events that unfold as we are working to fill various positions, and a few months back, we decided to start sharing the funnier stories with one another, and then awarding the best one each month or so. We call them “Come on, Man!” stories. (One of my favorites was a person that listed their previous job experience as a “Cow Milker” when applying for a front desk spot in an ENT’s office.)
We recently came up with the idea to share stories of the opposite end of things, and I came up with the idea to call it the “That’s what I’m talkin’ about” stories and award. Over the past few weeks, one team mate in particular has helped me with a new project and event I proposal I was working on. She gave me some stellar advice and guidance, and I am now moving forward with it.
...at the start of a two department meeting. I had a friend cue in pomp and circumstance on the computer for my background music, and I read my dedication to her in front of the group: (Now remember, you need to read this imagining the graduation march playing in the background, like we did at our meeting...)
The Audigy Group TAM Team Presents the inaugural "That’s what I’m talkin about" award.
Today we salute you, Ms. Theater major turned Talent Acquisition Ninja gal.
For going above and beyond the call of Senior TAM, showcasing your rebel style. Are you ashamed of your rules-are-all-about-interpretation attitude? Hardly. You embrace your think outside of the box attitude with jazz hands enthusiasm.
Talent Acquisition is a game of extreme mad skills, and strategy, and you’ve shown us all that a little bedazzled sweater-vest with a feather flower pin doesn’t hurt either.
Sure, anyone can throw together a cheesy PowerPoint, but only you have the moxi to walk a team mate through the tedious process to score her an audience with the President of the company.
(You’re a star.)
Yours is a magical world, Ms. Bloom, and we are feeling mighty lucky to have you on our team.
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She loved it, and so did everyone else.
Oh, how we need to remember, it takes so little to make people feel valued.