Recent Blogs

September 13, 2018 – Meghan Maynard

How Your Organization Creates It's Own Culture

 Employers in today’s market strive to create a rich company culture for a number of different reasons:  some believe in the direct correlation between employee performance and profits, others rely on culture to be their guiding compass with decision making and prioritizing strategic goals and most recognize how their employer brand is more and more the key driver to attracting top talent, given career seekers often put it at the top of their list when seeking employment. Our own annual 2018 Parking Industry Career Seeker Survey™ respondents noted company culture as a factor that would raise their engagement (33%), as well as 26% stating that a lack of company culture would be a reason they would leave their current position.The term “company culture” gets thrown around a lot in today’s corporate world, but how do you define it? The term can be difficult to pinpoint at times and even more challenging to decode the exact culture of a company. In business settings, these factors come to mind when discussing company culture:

August 17, 2018 – Tim Winterich

Recruiting, Searching and Serendipity

My greatest passion in work revolves around the search, whether it is searching the web for information, that perfect job candidate to fill an open position, or through books for nuggets of knowledge.

And outside work I also enjoy searching for other things like learning how to fix things around the house, finding facts to settle a debate, or searching for the best reviews about future buying decisions.

One of the great unintended consequences of searching is of course serendipity, where you make discoveries by chance.  Regardless of the goal at hand, that act of accidentally discovering something you never knew existed is always a great feeling.

August 03, 2018 – Meghan Maynard

Parking Industry Workforce Trends Revealed

This past June we invited over two thousand parking professionals to participate in our 2018 Parking Industry Career Seeker SurveyTM, and with nearly 600 responses received, we're excited to help you put what we learned to use.  

One eye-opening parking career trend revealed...

Given 48% of those surveyed said they are looking to change jobs in the next 12 months (90% of which are from operations - gulp) parking organizations would be wise put a bright light on their talent retention strategies in order to mitigate turnover and associated consequences while keeping top talent engaged and productive.  

For those of you looking for a new opportunity, we're excited to share what your peers had to say when it comes to evaluating and selecting a company and role where you will be happy and engaged.

July 23, 2018 – Colleen Niese

Does Your Headhunter Use an ATS Solution?

When it comes to hiring, some positions are super straightforward to fill while others present challenges each step of the way: a parking operator opening in a new market needing a really strong operations professional, or sourcing for a newly created position (IT comes to mind) and no one within the organization has a clue what to ask or how to write a job ad to attract the right candidates. Never mind that simply between HR and the hiring manager, no one has the bandwidth to vet, interview, or evaluate potential candidates for the best fit.

July 09, 2018 – Meghan Maynard

DISC-overy – How To Influence Others To Meet Your Objectives

Have you ever repeated yourself many times over, but your colleague is still not quite getting what you’re saying? It can be frustrating, and just about everyone has experienced this at one point. While it’s no secret that you will come across many personalities in the workplace, it’s also important to note that all behavioral profiles process information and go about communication in distinctly different ways.

June 21, 2018 – Vicki Pero

What's Most Important to Parking Professionals When It Comes to Job Satisfaction?

The American economy is booming, unemployment rates are low across the country, and in one study, 33% of employees say that they feel high levels of engagement at work.  Employee Benefit News also recently reported it costs employers an average of 33% of an employee’s annual salary each time a position turns over. Clearly both stats speak volumes about the high cost of turnover and employee dissatisfaction to employers in the broad sense when looking at today's workforce as a whole.