The principles of peoplezest are three distinct, stand-alone words: passion, kindness, belief. Today, peoplezest founder, Jonna Smith, shares about the effect of kindness in her business strategy.
Being kind seems so simple. Each day we could share examples of kind and unkind moments. For peoplezest, kindness is most evident in how we treat our candidates. We may not get it right each and every time, but we try. We try and respect one of the most precious resources our candidates give us - their time. This applies to both passive candidates and also the candidates who are actively looking for a new role. No matter what their circumstance, a candidate spends valuable time on the opportunities we present to them. They spend time exchanging phone calls with us regarding opportunities, updating their resumes, and meeting with our client on the phone or in person. We appreciate this sacrifice, so we do our best to give our candidates timely feedback from their interactions with hiring teams. It sounds simple, but it is one of the most challenging aspects of the hiring process.
We encourage our clients to give us prompt feedback! It is one way we can show kindness to a great candidate. We also try and talk to each candidate who calls or sends their resume, even when we do not have a position readily available. At the root of all we do, we love building relationships, so kindness is one of the simplest things our team can consistently deliver to candidates and clients. And seeing how far a little kindness goes reminds us why we made it one of our three core values. We would love to hear from you about how we can all do better each day in our kindness to those around us.