Improving Company Culture: One Lab Coat at a Time

By Adam Robinson,
October 23, 2012

The Lab Coat is to a Hireologist, as a Gold Medal is to an Olympian; A symbol of dedication, innovation and inspiration.  It’s something that only the best of the best are awarded.

Once an employee has worked at Hireology for three months, can successfully give a product demonstration and possesses the traits that make an employee a true Hireologist is a Lab Coat Ceremony held in their honor.This past Thursday night, Sales Development Manager, Jeff Brandwein, received his lab coat. Before Chief Hireologist Adam Robinson placed the lab coat on Jeff’s shoulders, the team shared why they each believed Jeff deserved this honor. 

Upon receiving his lab coat, champagne was poured as the team celebrated this milestone. After stories were shared and laughs were had, the time came to announce the recipient of the Margot Baill Award. In order to be considered for the award, the Hireologist must encompass optimism, dedication and show proven results. The recipient of the Q3 Margot Baill Award was Kevin Baumgart, director of business development. 

Business and leadership speaker, Rene Carayol said in an article called, Why culture is more important than strategy‘The most important thing about culture is that it’s the only sustainable point of difference for any organization. Anyone can copy your strategy, but nobody can copy your culture.”

Not only are the Lab Coat Ceremony and Margot Baill Award ways to recognize the Hireologists who have gone above and beyond, but it’s an easy way to nurture the company culture that the team has worked so hard to build. Hireology believes that hiring the right person is just the starting point of building a dedicated team. It’s extremely important to keep employees motivated and enthsustatic; for Hireology, the Lab Coat Ceremony does just that. 

For more pictures of the Lab Coat Ceremony, click here.

Quick Tip: To build a strong company culture, you have to know what to look for when hiring. Check out our guide on the four elements all successful candidates encompass. 

About the Author

Adam co-founded Hireology with the mission to help growing companies make better hiring decisions through data and better technology. Adam is passionate about entrepreneurship, donating time to a number of organizations that support the entrepreneurial cause. Adam completed his undergraduate study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received his MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.