According to a recent study by the Institute of Corporate Productivity (i4cp), employee engagement is one of the most important corporate issues today, given its impact on individuals, and corporate productivity and performance. As a fast-growing company, SmartWatt understands the importance of engaged employees. We know our staff are critical to our success.
Over the years, we’ve found that employees who feel supported and empowered, or engaged, are more creative and innovative. They focus on areas they excel at and can be of the most value to their company; giving them a sense of contributing to the bottom-line. These employees contribute to a more successful and sustainable business. Creating a welcoming, supportive workplace community that provides continued learning and growth opportunities helps us engage and empower our employees, turning them from simply working for SmartWatt into a having a career with SmartWatt.
It’s All About Culture and Values
Company culture is a pre-existing notion written into a company’s genetic code at the time of formation. It is what daily operations and effective hiring practices are tied to. It encompasses values and beliefs, vision, goals, habits, processes and systems. It is focused on the growth and sustainability of the company, and is created in confidence, taken very seriously, and is the glue that keeps companies together.
At SmartWatt, our company culture is not just a plaque on the wall, or some corporate mumbo-jumbo etched on the back of our business cards. It’s who we are. We believe in change, innovation and continuous improvement. We don’t follow the trends – we set them. We strive to create exciting growth opportunities for our team, and give them the tools and support they need to reach their professional development goals. We believe passion is the difference between joy and job. We always have a can-do attitude, contribute our best to the team, and accept accountability for our performance.
Strengthening our Team
We compete for, and hire the sharpest in the industry, support our team member’s strengths, and discover ways to amplify them. SmartWatt has been named one of the “Fastest Growing Private Companies in the United States” several times by Inc. magazine. Our growth provides our team with all of the opportunities and benefits of a large company, with the intimacy of a small firm. No one here is a number.
We develop our team through in-house training, mentoring, conferences, and outside training opportunities. In February, our Human Resources team launched a new web-based talent management system to support our managers and employees in on-going professional development. Each employee has an individual professional growth plan tailored to their desired career path. Each plan not only provides the mandatory and professional training needed to maintain certifications and licenses, it provides an opportunity for each employee to request additional training to grow their career within SmartWatt, when opportunities become available. Our team attends position related conferences, certification and professional training, e-learning opportunities, webinars, lunch and learns and ongoing safety training.
The Ripple Effect
Our team of experts comes from a diverse background in the energy efficiency sector. They have a lot to offer and are willing to teach and mentor fellow staff members. Our office floor plans are open and conducive to collaboration, and projects are often tackled as a team. The knowledge and strengths our employees possess ripples through our team, and helps develop soft skills, such as communication and collaboration, which often are developed with time on the job, and ensures our team is up to date on the latest technologies.
Our company culture is electric. We love what we do, and feed off of each other’s energy.
Interested in challenging, cross-functional work in an environment where you can make an impact? SmartWatt Energy is a cutting-edge, fast-growing company looking to add driven, intelligent and enthusiastic individuals to our team. If you're interested in becoming an expert in emerging technologies, or a thought leader in energy efficiency, you've come to the right place.
SmartWatt competes for the best talent. If we sound like the kind of company you'd like to work for, take a look at our current openings and apply today!