Happy Friday! And it’s not just any Friday…today is UK National Employee Appreciation Day!
As we are happy with any excuse to shout about how great our team are, now seemed the perfect time to run through some of the reasons we appreciate our colleagues.
A crucial part of succeeding in delivering on our people related goals is listening. Listening to the team working together, listening to the team on a one-to-one basis and listening to the feedback from our regular team surveys. By absorbing and calibrating this continuous feedback loop, it enables the people team to make decisions that we feel will make a positive impact to each person’s day, and ultimately their Spindogs experience. This can only be successful if the team are comfortable sharing their feedback and being honest and open with each other, and so our first thank you to the team today is for being honest, we love it when you share your thoughts, feelings and feedback, as it allows us to effect positive change.
Any work culture is very much a sum of its parts and is influenced microscopically and consistently across each working day by everyone within that company’s community, and with this in mind our approach is simple, we recruit great people, and work hard to create a great environment where people can be themselves, thrive and deliver great work.
Our second thank you of the day is for showing you care. The number of peer to peer ‘good vibes’ our team receive on a weekly basis through our survey tool Office Vibe is incredible, and the recognition is specific, priceless and much appreciated by the team.
In the wake of the pandemic we have all had to adapt our people methodologies and our greatest challenge over the last 3 years has been how we protect and nurture our employee experience with a team who are free to choose whether they are based in the office, remotely or a hybrid of the two. Fortunately, a third of our team worked remotely before 2020 and their feedback and support during the initial transition for the wider team was invaluable. Our third thank you to the team is for always trying to add value, to each other and to our clients. Each time you suggest a change or improvement, it helps take us all in the right direction and when we all see our suggestions come to fruition it can be extremely motivating to both ourselves and our colleagues, so please keep the suggestions coming!
As I mentioned above, our culture is driven by every member of our Spindogs community and so as our team evolves, develops and changes so will our culture, and by all staying true to our values and behaviours it can only evolve for the better. Our team has navigated a lot of changes over the last 18 months, both in terms of people, our processes and the systems we use on a daily basis, and it has all been approached with positivity and enthusiasm, and so our fourth thank you is for embracing these changes, understanding and appreciating the impact you have on our shared goals and always being accountable.
Our last thank you of today is for communication, and holding hands with this, connection. Meaningful connections can only happen if we engage with the opportunities to connect with each other available to us, and when we do we can build healthy, productive and enjoyable professional relationships with each other, which often turn in to lifelong friendships, which is cool!
As we use today as an opportunity to honour the great work of the Spindogs team it seems timely to give a shout out to our colleagues past, as well as present. Since 2004, we have had a front row seat at the beginning of some people’s careers, as well as the end for those reaching retirement, and it has always been a privilege to be a part of those journeys.
To hear how some of the team feel about their Spindogs experience so far, have a read through some of their comments on their recent anniversaries:
Our team quotes
“There’s no magic formula for great company culture. The key is just to treat your staff how you would like to be treated.”
To close, we would like to share another HUGE public thank you to the team, we appreciate every effort you make to send positive ripples across the Spindogs community on a minute by minute basis, both in person and from home, and we couldn’t do it without you!
If Spindogs sounds like a company you would love to be a part of feel free to have a read of the current vacancies we have available on our careers page