Consilium Culture Unveiled—How Chili Feuds Contribute to Company Success

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Company culture is an important consideration when evaluating a job offer. After all, it is the people around you that will make—or break—your work experience. The problem for job seekers is that it can be difficult to glean an accurate picture of a company’s work environment until Day 1 on the job.

We’d like to change that. Read on for a Consilium Q1 review and an insider peek into what “You are Consilium” really entails:

Consilium anniversary

happy-birthday-consilium-2017On January 17, we celebrated the anniversary of Consilium Staffing’s founding with food, fun, and (mostly) fond memories of the journey to where we are today: topping the list of fastest-growing locum tenens companies in the nation.

From weathering literal storms culminating in an AWOL roof (true story: we did take that day off, for the record) to celebrating engagements, the Consilium team has some vivid, memorable tales of our time together.

Building Consilium, A Series

Consilium is committed to investing in the professional growth of each team member and promoting from within the company. To advance both of those efforts, we provide all employees with a seat for Building Consilium, a seven-part presentation series that covers the company journey from a personal perspective, imparts important industry knowledge, and details a clear path to advancing from an entry-level consultant all the way up to company partner.

Chili Bowl

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On February 3rd, Consilium held its (almost) annual Chili Bowl, which always results in stiff competition between our latent moonlighting chefs. This year we had nine competitors, all of whom met in a fierce culinary clash for one of three gift cards up for grabs.

Winners of the 2017 Chili Bowl were:

  • Jessica Blue (#9)
  • Matt Tate (#2)
  • Krystal Williams (#3)

American Heart Month

heart-wear-red-day-2017February is American Heart Month, set aside to recognize the threat of heart disease and promote steps Americans can take to lessen their risk. Though Heart Month was first designated in 1964, heart disease still is the #1 cause of death for American men and women.  On National Wear Red Day, the first Friday in February, Consilium team members donned red in support of the efforts to raise awareness and increase prevention efforts.

Celebrating Diversity

We know that drawing from diverse perspectives and life experiences makes for more well-rounded ideas and better service to our clients. Historically, however, the contributions of women and people of color have not always been equally recognized throughout the medical and healthcare industries. To commemorate Black History Month and Women’s History Month, we spent February and March highlighting African-Americans and women throughout history who have made a difference in healthcare.

Want to learn more about some of the trailblazers we honored this year? Check out our posts on Twitter at @ConsiliumLocums.

Annual Meeting

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On February 23, we held our annual company meeting at The Westin Hotel in Irving. At Consilium, we take pride in celebrating achievements and recognizing excellence within our ranks. At this year’s meeting, we announced two key promotions and presented seven company-wide merit awards:

Team Member Promotions

Billy Bowden, formerly Director of Account Management, was promoted to Regional Vice-President for the Southeast region.
Andrew Walker, formerly Senior Account Manager, was promoted to Director of Account Management for the Southeast region.

Company Awards

Brent Burrows, Partner and RVP (Primary Care Midwest)—Servant Leader of the Year
Tamara Ratigan
, Accounting Manager (Operations)—People’s Choice Award
Slade Kern, Recruiter (Primary Care Midwest)—Apprentice of the Year Award
Landon Webb
—Account Manager (Primary Care North)—Account Manager of the Year
Lisa Holmes
—Client Sales (Government)–Client Sales Consultant of the Year
Jenelle Zornes
—Recruiter (Behavioral Health)—Recruiter of the Year
Andre Popov
—Operations—Operations Champion of the Year

Read more about what working at Consilium means to this year’s award winners

March Madness 2.0

We may not have spent March making clutch last-second shots from behind the arc, but we weren’t completely removed from buzzer-beater action. Though our production teams periodically hold metrics-based competitions, we up the ante each spring by bringing in a bit of college basketball flavor.

All March, regional teams faced off weekly for a shot at a company-paid team event of their choice to be held the first Friday in April. Each team seeks to best the competition by earning points for top marks in sales, recruiting, and account management metrics like “talk time,” contracts in, and days sold.

The (very proud—trust us) winner of this year’s March Madness was our Midwest team, which successfully pulled off a three-peat win.

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We work hard at Consilium—there’s no getting around that. But with as much time as our teams spend together, we believe it imperative that some of that time be spent celebrating personal and professional accomplishments, observing holidays and other important events, or simply engaging in good ol’ fashioned sales competitions.

Interested in joining the Consilium team (and potentially helping stage a 2018 March Madness upset)? Check out our current career opportunities.

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