A Day of Giving, Year-Round Commitment

Like a surprising number of my teammates, I had no construction or manufacturing experience when I interviewed here. In fact, I hadn’t even heard of Simpson Strong-Tie before I was told their marketing department was looking for a copy editor. But after I read a little bit about the company on its website and talked to a few of the employees, I knew almost immediately I could be at home here.   Continue reading “A Day of Giving, Year-Round Commitment”

A Simpson Strong-Tie Navy Veteran’s Journey

Sheila Johnson is an IT Technical Project Manager at Simpson Strong-Tie. For Veteran’s Day we’re proud to present her Navy story and how she arrived at  Simpson Strong-Tie.

Values, principles, pride, commitment, honor, courage, trust, family and friends, goals, respect, success, opportunities and fun. My life and Navy service share these words. Most of these also appear in Barclay Simpson’s nine principles of doing business.    Continue reading “A Simpson Strong-Tie Navy Veteran’s Journey”

An App That Keeps Giving: How I Do What I Can 

Our company values are defined by the nine principles of our founder, Barclay Simpson. The eighth principle is “Give Back.” According to Barclay it reflects the idea that “we’re all connected in some way and are all part of a greater community. It’s important to make what impact you can – you may not have the financial means that others might have but whatever you can do, do it. Look for small ways to give back every day.” Dena Lee, a Customer Service Representative from our Stockton branch, has taken that value to heart. She shared with us why this is her favorite value and how she applies it to her personal life.

My favorite of Barclay’s Nine Principles of Business is Give Back, or “do what you can.” Although it’s my favorite, I’ve struggled with finding the time to do anything extra. Like most people, my days are jam-packed with what can feel like a million things to do. Taking care of my job, my family and myself has me going full speed ahead from the time my feet hit the floor in the morning to the moment my head hits the pillow at night. I’ve always wanted to do more for others but just couldn’t find the time.  Continue reading “An App That Keeps Giving: How I Do What I Can “

The Forgotten Talent Acquisition Tool — The Internal Candidate

Finding the right talent has never been more difficult, in my memory. It seems companies are clamoring for rock stars and unicorns and doing whatever they can to find and attract them. Salaries are on the rise, but so is turnover. With every valued employee that leaves for a new opportunity, the workload grows for depleted departments and internal recruiting teams. It’s a cycle that’s accelerated by making poor leadership hires or encouraging a candidate exclusion approach where only the most perfect choice will do.
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