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The holidays are right around the corner, and if your team is still working remotely, you should consider how to celebrate. Putting intentional effort into your company culture can have a significant impact on employee morale. Here are a few ways to give back and have fun celebrating another year of working together.

 

Virtual Cooking Class

 

A fun way to promote team building and provide a fun out-of-office experience for your remote workers is to sign up for a virtual cooking class. Your employees can join via Zoom or other video conferencing software and follow along as the instructor makes the food. There are also mixology classes and baking classes available.

 

A Gift Exchange

 

It can be fun to coordinate a gift exchange among your WFH employees. You can arrange it like a Secret Santa, or you can send gifts to your team to open on a holiday party video conference. If your employees participate in the gift exchange, provide a budget to help them stay on track. If your team is okay with it, share their mailing addresses. Otherwise, have them send the gifts to a single person early to ship them to each recipient before the exchange.

 

Ugly Sweater Virtual Happy Hour

 

Ugly holiday sweaters have become ubiquitous with the season. There's even a day for it – National Ugly Sweater Day is the third Friday of December. This year, you can celebrate on December 17th. The best part about ugly sweaters is that there's no specific association with a winter holiday, so it's fun for everyone. Host a Zoom happy hour and have a contest for the ugliest sweater.

 

Choose a Charity to Support

 

Another way to celebrate the holidays is to promote charitable giving. This demonstrates a culture of gratitude and an interest in your shared community. Choose a cause to support, and your employees can participate in any way that is comfortable for them, from donating money to volunteering in the community.

 

If you need to hire more talent in 2022, consider working with us.

 

Contact itec group Recruitment Solutions. Our Talent is Finding Yours.

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Happy Anniversary to the itec group team!

 

A decade of relationships

A decade?  Really? It’s incredible to me that this August marks the 10th anniversary of itec group and I am filled with both pride and gratitude! When I launched this business in 2010, I had no idea we’d be here today.  But here we are. We made it to this milestone because of the incredible relationships (employee, customer and candidate) we’ve fostered over the years and that we continue to cherish - without them, we wouldn’t be the company we are today.  Don’t get me wrong, our success hasn’t come without struggle, winning as an entrepreneur means embracing the good times and the bad - facing both head on with tenacity and resilience.  No one can accomplish this on their own.  We have been fortunate enough to have a wealth of friendships and partnerships that have allowed us to get to this moment and they will continue to be a driving force in the next 10 years of our business. 

 

Continuing to evolve

As a company we have learned so much over the last 10 years and have continued to advance recruitment with an elevated experience that is unparalleled in the industry.  I don’t have all the answers nor do I claim to know everything about business but these few thoughts/quotes sure ring true in my experience. 

 

  • Coffee is always a good idea. ~ anonymous
  • Always go the extra mile, it’s never crowded. ~ anonymous
  • There is no substitute for hard work.  ~ Thomas Edison
  • The customer’s perspective is your reality. ~ Kate Zabriskie
  • Promise yourself today to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.  ~ Christian Larson
  • It really does take a community to build a small business.  

 

It’s time to celebrate

2020 has certainly been an unprecedented time and it’s hard to celebrate when there are so many people struggling.  We are all so busy and we often forget to stop and celebrate the good stuff that happens everyday. As we celebrate 10 years of business and 10 years of incredible partnerships we together celebrate all small businesses and wish each of you success. We know the daily determination and grit required and we celebrate you too. 

 

To those of you who we’ve worked with – thank you for being an essential part of our success!  And to those who we have yet to work with – we look forward to it and can’t wait to connect.  Let me leave you with this one last thought in these challenging times - please support local businesses whenever you can - this is the spirit of our community and this is what allows us all to rise above.

 

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