Onboarding into a new company during a global pandemic can be a daunting task. Chances to make connections with co-workers and learn your job functions can be stymied by technical glitches and physical distance. Our goal at Statwax has been to digitize our onboarding process to make it seamless and as welcoming as it would be if we were in office. Leaning on our core values, we have worked to welcome new team members during COVID-19 in a way that makes them feel just as much a part of the team as those that joined us pre-coronavirus.
Heather Zalewski, the newest addition to our Fishers SEM team, shares their story of joining our team during this unique time and what its like learning a new job and co-workers from home (with the assistance of an awesome furry friend) in our latest Statwax Spotlight.
What makes you proud to work at Statwax?
Statwax’s values line up with my personal values. At Statwax everyone is valued for being their authentic self, which is important to me because I know that I am valued for who I am as a person before anything else. Statwax has created this space where everyone supports one another and it has been awesome to feel supported on all levels from so many people in the company.
What qualities do you think sets Statwax apart from other digital marketing agencies?
Statwax sets itself apart from other digital marketing agencies by taking the time to build a strong relationship with their clients. From day one there is an open line of communication between clients and Statwax team members to ensure the client’s success.
What are some of the ways that the Statwax celebrates successes?
Statwax celebrates successes in many different ways including highlighting team members in staff meetings, giving prizes to team members, and my favorite way of recognition is by giving and receiving tacos through Slack. With the help of the app HeyTaco, we can give out taco emojis to one another. It is a simple and fun way to highlight a team member for helping out or doing a good job. Plus, who doesn’t love taco emojis?
What activities does Statwax offer to promote team building?
Statwax offers a variety of different ways to promote team building, but my favorite is the Thursday activities because they offer a relaxed atmosphere to get to know and chat with team members. Connecting and creating friendships with my co-workers was one thing I was worried about since I started during the COVID-19 pandemic and everyone was working from home, but Statwax squashed that fear within the first week. All of the activities Statwax creates for team members to connect is amazing and I have never been more grateful to work for a company that does that.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy doing a variety of different activities in my free time. I love playing video games. My favorite games at this moment are Zelda Breath of the Wild, Outer Worlds and any Mario game. I also enjoy playing tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons and Monster of the Week. One of my favorite activities outside of work is playing and spending time with Harry, my dog.