Feliz Navidad and Happy Hanukkah! I feel blessed to be able to celebrate both, and I wish you the happiest of holidays, whichever ones you choose to celebrate. I love this time of year. With the festive season upon us and a new year to look forward to, we can all reflect on the things that bring us joy, giving us pause to be grateful and hopeful.
As the year comes to an end, my own efforts of gratitude and reflection have to include a big thank you for everyone at ATR. Like really BIG and very LOUD! And not just an internal memo—I’m talking about a public post that tells the whole world how great you are!
I am filled with pride and gratitude for my ATR colleagues and what we have accomplished. They are amazing! The challenges of the last few years have proven it to me time and again, and this year was no exception. With the economy and labor markets still roiled by the effects of the pandemic and other issues, this was a challenging year to be in any business. We are all also navigating the new world and how it affects our personal lives (at least I know I am). Yet in spite of all this, ATR’s employees worked with their usual dedication and skill, helping our clients and consultants alike.
Our employees are the best! How do I know?
Well first, because I work with them. I see the commitment that everyone has to our shared goals, and I appreciate the creativity and can-do attitude I see in action every day. I love the humor and laughter that is often a part of our meetings and am thankful that, while we work hard together, we keep things in perspective and enjoy our work. I see the results of their hard work when we find a great job for a consultant, match the right person to one of our clients’ openings, or start work for a new company.
Our Track Record
Another way I know that our employees are some of the most hard-working and knowledgeable is, quite simply, because of ATR’s success. We made it through this difficult period without major setbacks, and we’ve even thrived in many ways. We’re hiring, adding new clients, and entering new markets. We’ve been recognized by several prestigious organizations over the past few years, too. We received Stevie® Awards for a Women-Run Workplace and for Ethics in Sales; we were named to SIA’s Diversity-Owned Staffing list again; and we received several nods from the Silicon Valley Business Journal as a Latino-led business.
You Make Me a Better Leader
This is 100% a testament to our amazing team and the result of their hard work. Whether they’re in sales, recruiting, HR, marketing, or finance, each person is important and makes critical contributions that lead to ATR’s overall success. Our success is not a sole achievement or applicable to one person more than another. I would be CEO of nothing—a meaningless title—if it weren’t for the whole ATR team. Every achievement and bit of recognition is a team win, even if it isn’t always framed that way.
Make no mistake, though, I know that we succeed together, and I am always grateful for and awed by the talented people I am fortunate to be surrounded by. I want to make sure everyone knows. I probably don’t say it enough, but thank you.
Thank you for all your efforts, this year and every year. Happy holidays to everyone and cheers to a great 2023!
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