It’s a bright and foggy September morning, and the Spring office is already bustling. As the recruitment of new marketing and communication trainees continues, this day will be remarkable in a variety of ways. Throughout the year, the Culture Handbook has been developed to explain the distinct culture of Spring. The principles for the recruitment procedure will also be established in that guidebook.
What part do I play in this story? I was the one who drove from Turku to Esplanadinkatu before daylight for a job interview. The main issue was that Esplanadinkatu didn’t exist, which meant I had to re-calibrate my map. But, as they say, all’s well that ends well, and my trip was no exception.
Aleksi, the person in charge of people and culture, began the interview by giving an overview of Spring’s culture. It was quite persuasive when he could explain why Spring was different from others by highlighting the culture. This isn’t a common occurrence in job interviews, so I was taken aback. I already had a good feeling about Spring at this time.
The cultural handbook’s penultimate page specifies the qualities of Spring people, i.e., my possible coworkers and, for the time being, mine.
We cherish five characteristics in ourselves and each other as Spring people.
- Analytical and problem-solving skills. A logical thinker who enjoys problems and challenges.
- Achievability. A social person who takes bold actions, does not freeze under challenging situations and gets things done.
- Respect. A responsible colleague who values his work and the people around him and does not take himself too seriously.
- Commitment. An individual is interested in their surroundings, work, and the development of themselves and the company.
- Accountability. A team player who accepts moral responsibility for his own and the team’s work while admitting mistakes and learning from them.
“Pretty beautiful words, but are they true?” “Oh yes.” With a branded coffee cup in my hand, that was an authentic flow of thoughts. Organizational culture establishes a strong framework for action, but it must be protected. As a result, Spring has established particular activities and qualities for employees that will aid in the achievement of the intended organizational culture – and this is one of the most amazing things about this company!
I’ve learned in a relatively short length of time, that Spring people embody the culture and accept the desirable attributes. Furthermore, members of the company have dispelled my expectations about the work and daily life of a consultant. That is extremely important! As a marketing student from Turku, I can tell with a sparkle in my eye that the Spring folks, despite being from Helsinki and even consultants, are really polite.
Finally, there will be some “consultation.” Future experts will place a higher importance on a culture that is people-oriented, open, appreciative, and fair. It implies that trainees must be valued members of the workplace and organization. Hierarchies, internal bureaucracy, and a carrot-and-stick strategy drive talent to the next door. Assume you believe your company isn’t quite ready to attract future pros. If that’s the case, you should get started right away.
Greetings from Turku, the old capital
Marketing and Communication trainee