Simpson Strong-Tie is proud to recognize and celebrate International Women’s Month. In honor of this month, we would like to acknowledge the achievements of one of our outstanding salespeople, Emily Holtshouser.
Family is a great motivator for many, and that is certainly true for Benjamin Dotsey, a Production Planner at Simpson Strong-Tie. Originally from Ghana, Benjamin holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. With the goal of providing a better life and opportunities for his family and loved ones, he moved to the United States. Despite initial struggles finding the right job, he persevered and eventually found Simpson Strong-Tie, where he started out as a contractor stacking boxes. After six months, Benjamin’s hard work and patience were rewarded with a permanent position as a press operator in our Columbus warehouse.
As we enter the new year, it’s time to embrace the excitement and potential of fresh ideas and new goals. Simpson Strong-Tie Production Supervisor Curtis McCarrell is a perfect example of this spirit, as he has faced challenges and obstacles in his life but has always found a way to overcome them. Curtis recently worked with our marketing team to share his inspiring weight-loss journey and how, with the help of his coworkers, he was able to achieve his goal of losing weight and improving his health for the people he loves.
Simpson Strong-Tie Billing Specialist Maria discusses the “Secret Sauce” that has made Simpson Strong-Tie a unique and inspiring place to work. She shares her own career journey and how her finance team focuses on empowering others while having fun and staying humble.
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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