By Shannon Shubert – Senior IT Recruiter
Recently the Chicago office participated in a Habitat for Humanity team build day. I had no idea what I was getting into as I had never drywalled and had only used a hammer roughly zero times. By the end of the day, I not only learned about a great non-profit organization but was also reminded of how lucky I am to work with some of most dedicated and supportive people around.
We started the day with a speech about Habitat for Humanity by our leader, Paul. Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to build and repair houses on an international level. For the Chicago Windy City Habitat, houses are sold to low-income families, at no profit, with a zero interest mortgage.
After learning more about Habitat’s vision, our office divided with my group putting up the drywall. Paul gave a brief tutorial on how to use a nail gun and we were left to our own devices (literally). Out of my group, only a few of people had drywalled, so over the next few hours, there were many instances where I was aware of how great a team I get to work with every day.
The folks who had drywalled before were eager to help everyone else. Special thanks to Kevin Welch who I worked with most of the day. He was very patient with me throughout the day, even though it is safe to say that the only thing I could do successfully was measure the boards that needed to be cut. Everyone’s overall camaraderie and patience with each other during the build day reminded me of how this is the norm inside the office. I could not recruit without the help of other recruiters and account managers, and I certainly could not drywall without the their help. The team culture at Prestige Staffing sets us apart in our competitive industry and can be seen both inside and outside the office.
Lastly, I thought ending this with a video of Ted Dooley trying to help our leader after he locked his keys in his car would really exemplify the dedicated and supportive type of people we have at Prestige Staffing.