We constantly hear how collaborative leadership and teamwork is critical to a vibrant professional environment. We hear stories of great employers taking care of their own, and we also hear the opposite – there are far too many workers fighting for basic rights and needs. There are a lot of clichés when it comes to employees, personnel and staff – both positive and negative. Even the word “team” has been overused and it is the phrase that is used as a part of a disingenuous façade far too often.
From my newest intern to my longest standing employees, there is nothing more sincere than my passion for those who work at Anthem. We have a variety of types of personnel: seasonal staff, contractors, and our core group. Although each individual has different roles and interactions, my goal of doing my best for them is consistent.
Over the years, Anthem’s full-time retention rate as well as the endless scores of annual applicants for a few open positions and internships, has shown me that we must be doing something right. From the large volume of applicants, we’ve been able to find ideal personality fits for the organization. Every staff member, including myself, treats each other with natural respect – it is the way it should be.
There are a lot of options in the world, and when someone makes a decision and commitment to your organization – I take that seriously. It must be unequivocally reciprocated.
Not meaning to come off as a cliché, my team is my family. We dine together, we travel together, we work together and we succeed together. My passion and one of my biggest joys is being able to work with and grow with my team. Helping them achieve goals that they strive to reach, providing them with a rewarding career, and facilitating personal growth is part of what makes me tick.