This Valentine’s Day, we're taking a moment to appreciate how lovable our employees are. We think you’ll love them too (it’s not hard)! Read on for 10 reasons to love Health Carousel employees.
1. We are Like a Family
When we asked our employees what their favorite part of coming to work is, we received the same answer over and over—my coworkers! And our #HCFamily mentality stretches beyond just friendly faces to your left and right each day. Through our Health ‘CARE’ousel program, the company, leaders, and managers celebrate employees' happy moments in life and provide support through the tough times.
2. We Support Our Local Sports Teams
One of our unique employee perks is paid tickets to local sporting events. You can catch our employees at FC Cincinnati soccer games, Columbus Blue Jackets hockey games, Dayton Dragons baseball games, and more! We’re outgoing and passionate about sports. If you see us there, don’t hesitate to strike up a conversation.
3. And There Isn’t a Sport We Won’t Try Ourselves
Watching sports is awesome, but does anything beat competing yourself? Our employees enjoy paid-for and self-funded intramural sports of all kinds and are sponsored in local races, often championed by our VP of International Operations, Katie Glaser. We participate in an indoor soccer team, led by our Chief Financial Officer, John Penote; we tackle softball, volleyball, and even bowling! Our competitive nature shines through, but so does our teamwork!
4. We Give Back to Our Communities
Giving back to the communities in which we live, work, and play is a passion many of our employees share. We partner with the Red Cross with efforts led by our Chief People Officer, Marijke Woodruff, gather gifts for children in need for the holidays, provide socks and shoes for underprivileged children through Shoes 4 Shoeless, and so much more. In addition to our employee-driven efforts, as an appreciation gift during the holidays this past December, each employee received $50 to donate to the organization of their choice through the Global Giving program.
5. Innovation is Our Middle Name
We have experienced big growth as a company over the last several years. We were recognized as a Fast 55 company for the second year in a row in 2017 by the Cincinnati Business Courier and were identified as the seventh-fastest-growing healthcare staffing firm in America by Staffing Industry Analysts. At the heart of our big growth is our emphasis on advanced technology. Our teams have put into place systems and processes that are unmatched in our industry.
6. We’re Adaptable
Folding tables are still a running joke in our company, as every one of our business units is #OnTheMove. We continue to improve our modern, spacious buildings to match our culture and scale our growing employee count in all three cities. Some employees “enjoyed” these folding tables in the interim or moved desks several times. They embraced it with grace and continue to adapt through all our growing pains, beyond just office space.
7. The Work We Do Makes a Difference
Did you know there is a growing shortage of healthcare professionals across the U.S.? To ensure patients receive the quality care they deserve, healthcare facilities must find a solution. The temporary and contract placements we provide help fill these widening gaps. It is estimated that in 2017, Health Carousel improved the care of over a million patients. We know that without our employees' dedication to our higher purpose of improving lives and making healthcare work better, this impact number would not be possible.
8. We Know How to Celebrate
Kicking off the new year? Reflecting on the successes of the previous year? Work anniversary? Summertime? We have found a unique way to celebrate it all, and our employees show up for the occasions! Dress down, dress up, wear costumes, it doesn't matter. Our employees work hard, and we believe hard work should be partnered with a balance of enjoying yourself.
9. And We Recognize Each Other’s Hard Work
Whether it is our leaders recognizing our top-performing employees during our monthly recognition meetings or our employees giving their awesome coworkers kudos, we work hard to make sure all our employees feel appreciated. In fact, employee engagement and recognition are so important to us that we have dedicated teams who bring both to life at our offices every day.
10. But Most of All, We Love What We Do!
The last couple Valentine's Days, we challenged our employees to tell us what they love about their work. From impacting the lives of patients to brightening their coworker's days, the list is ever-growing for why Health Carousel employees love their work. We are humbled by the grit, game, and grace that our employees come to work with each day. Work is work, but if you love what you do, it's a little sweeter. Take it from us!
If you want to join this team and #LoveWhatYouDo: learn more about our careers today