Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Walking the Walk

As you have probably heard, today is Giving Tuesday.  Following in the wake of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a way to refocus on the commitment that we make to the communities in which we live and work.   

Here at Protiviti, we are passionate about community involvement, both as an organization and as a collection of individuals.  At the organizational level, we recently announced our commitment to serve one million meals in 2015.  For just one example of the support that we show each and every employee in their individual efforts to give back, look no further than Jillian, our Dallas campus recruiter.


 Jillian (right) with her sister and mother

"This year, I am very thankful to work for Protiviti. 

I love this time of year because it focuses on family, friends, food, and football (Sic’em Bears!).  I also enjoy this time of year because it makes you take a step back from the busy-ness of daily life and reflect on what you are truly grateful for.  

This past spring, my mom underwent preventative breast cancer surgery.  After seeing my mom prepare, complete, and recover from her surgery, I felt compelled to give back to those who battle or lose their lives to breast cancer.

My sister and I decided to participate in Dallas’s Susan G. Komen 3-Day event.  This event consisted of walking a total of 60 miles over the course of three days.  Not only did my sister and I need to train for the walk, we also had to raise at least $2,300.00 each in order to participate.  I chose to share this experience with my coworkers by sending them an email that described the event and my fundraising goal.  In the three months leading up to the walk, my coworkers helped to raise $1,215.00!  This was over half of what I needed to raise in total.

 Lucy, Jillian, and Jill

Protiviti’s Dallas team not only helped me complete (and eventually exceed) my fundraising goal; they also supported me throughout the actual event.   My manager, Jill, and her daughter, Lucy, met us on the trail and walked with us.  A few of my Protiviti friends met us at a water station and gave my sister and I words of encouragement as we embarked on the last two miles of our journey. In short, I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the ways that my coworkers supported me throughout this adventure.

Working for a company that “walks the walk and talks the talk” is something that I value.  It is refreshing to know that I work for a company that wants the best for its employees and their loved ones. I am truly thankful to work for a loyal and encouraging organization, and to be a part of a community of people who can provide support during some of life's toughest moments."


Protiviti’s campus recruiting team has donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation in honor of Jillian and her mom.  We recognize her hard work and the efforts all of those who give back -- on Giving Tuesday and every day.



Monday, November 24, 2014

Why We're Thankful

‘Tis the season to be thankful! As Thanksgiving approaches, we went around the nation to ask Protiviti employees: “Hey, what are you thankful for at Protiviti?”. During Protiviti’s busiest time of year, I’m thrilled to have received so many thoughtful answers! Amongst those answers were eight common themes of what we are all so very thankful for here.

1) THE PEOPLE. Even our people can’t get over how great our people are! 

“I am thankful for the Protiviti leaders and mentors that truly care about me, my career development, and my overall well-being.  These are individuals with whom I have a relationship that transcends the professional and moves into the personal.  Without these folks looking out for me and my best interest, I would not still be with this company 10 years later!Jose (Associate Director)

“I’m thankful that I get to work with an innovative, bright, collaborative, energized group of men and women on a daily basis working to reach the same goals.”Casey Jo (U.S. Campus Recruiting Lead)

“I am thankful for the awesome network of friends and colleagues I have here at Protiviti. It’s great to connect with co-workers both at work and outside of work and to have that support network. Our team dynamics are one of my favorite things about my job.”Brandy (Senior Consultant)

2) THE CULTURE & WORK ENVIRONMENT. Protiviti has a nurturing environment that supports our employees and their goals!

“I’m encouraged to take initiative on things that interest me and can add value to the firm. I’m also thankful that Protiviti cares about my career goals. When I started, I was immediately staffed on a project that fit well with my career interests.”Kevin (Consultant)

“I’m thankful that I am allowed and encouraged to broaden my knowledge base in areas that I am interested in – not just ones that satisfy the immediate project at hand.”Bill (Experienced Consultant)

“I’m thankful that there is never a dull moment. I love the nature of the consulting that we do.  I have the opportunity to address a new challenge every day and that keeps things exciting!”Jennifer (Consultant)

3) THE WORK/LIFE BALANCE & FLEXIBILITY. Protiviti recognizes that there is more to life than work! We take work/life balance very seriously and work with our employees to be as flexible as possible.

“I appreciate the opportunity and flexibility to not only work and develop, but also to be available for important milestones in my son’s life!”Maureen (Human Resources Director)

“I am thankful to have the support from everyone that I work with and those I work for at Protiviti to allow me to juggle work and life commitments as I deem necessary.  No questions.  No judgment.” – An (Director)

4) THE COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITIES. Protiviti has various initiatives in place to support our communities and give back!

“I am thankful that Protiviti provides so many avenues to give back to my community, both year-round through the Community Scholarship Program and especially around the holidays through Adopt-A-Family, Feed My Starving Children, and the Salvation Army kettle bell ringing”Cassie (Senior Consultant)

5) APPROACHABLE MANAGEMENT & MENTORS.  Protiviti has an ‘open door’ policy and programs in place to help our employees grow and develop.

“I am thankful for having such unique upper management. I always feel like I can approach management at any time with any questions, suggestions or concerns. I appreciate our “open door policy”Brandy (Senior Consultant)

“I’m thankful for the Advisor Program. I think this program truly allowed me to open up after joining Protiviti.”Eric (Experienced Consultant)

6) THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET INVOLVED. At Protiviti, we encourage everyone to participate. Whether it is helping our recruiting teams, supporting our efforts on community service initiatives, or joining our recreational sports leagues, we want YOU to be a part of it!

I’m thankful for getting the opportunity to go to schools like Howard University and recruit diverse talent.”Marcus (Senior Manager)

I am thankful for the opportunity that Protiviti provides both during and after work hours including things such as our flag football team and our commitment to Meals-on-Wheels!” – Katelyn (Campus Recruiting Specialist)

“I am thankful for the opportunity to be involved with Campus Recruiting. I enjoy getting to know the potential interns and employees and letting them know why Protiviti is a great place to start their careers.”Justin (Experienced Senior Consultant)

7) THE EXPERIENCE & ABILITY TO GROW. Protiviti supports our employees, their career goals and furthering their education!

“I am thankful for the variety of work Protiviti offers, allowing me to experience multiple projects across multiple solution areas” – Chris (Experienced Consultant)

“I am thankful for a career that challenges me, provides me with authority that is commensurate with the responsibility that I’ve been given, and one where I continue to learn and grow each and every day.”Jose (Associate Director)

8) THE PERKS. Because we all know “perks” are important!

“I’m thankful that our office never misses a chance to give us a free lunch.”Bill (Experienced Consultant)

“I’m thankful that while we are running around attending meeting after meeting, speaking with many different people, that there is easy accessibility to Listerine located in the office bathroom.”Megan (Resource Management Coordinator)

“I’m thankful that my laptop is really nice and that Protiviti throws good parties.”Kevin (Consultant)

I am thankful for the continued opportunities that Protiviti provides me to learn and do new things.  That said, our generous vacation package is also much appreciated – I am thankful for vacations as well!”Gordon (Managing Director)

As you head home to your families for Thanksgiving (also known as the start of “Bulking Season”), please remember to share the reasons you are thankful to have them in your life. Enjoy your turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, carrot soufflĂ©, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, bread rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie, cookies, coffee…and other beverages. But most importantly, enjoy the time that you will spend with your loved ones!!