Victory Bell for an Austin Top Workplace WinNovember 29, 2016 | Written by: Alexis Kruse, Marketing
‘Ringing the bell’ may not mean much to those who have not witnessed a Novotus Bell Ringing. Our bell is rung for exciting news, company updates, and personal or professional wins. Each win represents not only a victory for our customers, but also for our entire team. On Monday, November 14th, Novotus rang the bell in honor of being named a Top Workplace in the Greater Austin Area.
Being a Top Workplace in Austin, TX comes at a high price. Novotus works hard day-in and day-out to make sure our employees have an enjoyable balance between work and play. In fact, there is an entire group of employees devoted to building the ‘NovoCulture’. From planning holiday festivities and monthly social events to the most detailed tasks of individualizing birthday gifts for each employee, the Novotus culture club really tries to make every employee feel valuable.
The Top Workplaces list is based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey from Workplace Dynamics, and measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection. The survey has some strict standards for organizational health, and this award won’t just be handed to any company.
I sat down with Novotus President, Cory Kruse, to get his input about how this award is being received at Novotus.
Q: What does this award mean to Novotus?
A: Novotus is honored to be recognized as a top employer as we continue to build an industry leading company that serves others on a daily basis. This award is a testament to the passion, innovation, service, value and results our team delivers every single day.
This award means a lot. Being acquired by #1 military recruiting firm, Orion International, in January of this year has brought change, integration, and new relationships to our Novotus team. The timing of this award tells me that our employees are dedicated and onboard with change for the success of our company.
Q: What excites you most about being named a Top Workplace in Austin?
A: I am stoked about this award! Especially knowing that it was voted on by our employees. It makes me really proud to know that our team values their work and colleagues as much as we value them. I am excited to keep on keepin’ on with this extra something to keep up our confidence. I am honored to be a part of this team, and this award is for everyone at Novotus. I am very pleased with what we have created here.
Q: What does Novotus have in store for 2017?
A: Novotus will continue to improve at a rate faster than that of our competitors, while fostering an environment where our employees can thrive. Be on the lookout for some exciting things coming… we may have a few things up our sleeves.