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A Message of Thanksgiving to Our Contingent Workforce Family

Thanksgiving is practically here. You can feel the excitement growing. Its presence is palpable and prevalent. There’s a fresh chill in the air that creeps in on late afternoons. The darkness falls earlier, soon followed by the smell of smoke rising from the chimneys of cozy hearths. Across the United States, families prepare to travel over the river and through woods to grandmother’s house. The clerks at the market are frantically stocking the shelves. Then there are the elaborate logistical plans drawn up to coordinate the efforts of recipe gathering, shopping, cooking, accommodating guests, laying out tables, setting up for the big game, and so forth. Yet the spirit of this season springs from a profound sense of gratitude. We at Crowdstaffing believe that relationships form the cornerstone of our success. We wouldn’t be able to achieve our goals without the unflappable support of our cherished partners in the industry. And so I would like to take a special moment to thank you all.

Giving Thanks

I have so many things to be thankful for at Crowdstaffing: the folks behind the scenes who make us tick, our clients, MSP partners, recruiters and hard-working talent. For me, one of the most inspiring aspects of this company reaches far beyond the idea of business opportunity – it’s that we have created an enterprise that feels more like a family. It’s a sincere honor to work alongside so many wonderful, bright, committed, diverse and passionate individuals. Together we share, learn, evolve, innovate and put our hearts into building an incredible workforce.

None of this would be possible in the absence of meaningful relationships. The bonds we forge allow us all to make a rewarding living as members of this vibrant industry. And that’s part of the concept behind Crowdstaffing – that on a more philosophical level, we are all linked in our dedication to the goals of staffing, and that our strength rises from our collective contributions in this thriving crowd. I am so grateful to be part of this community.

Relationships, Not Bottom Lines, Define Success

Milton Glaser is one of the most celebrated graphic designers in U.S. history. Over the past five decades he’s had a powerful influence on the nature of design, and exhibited how deep conceptual thinking can be revealed viscerally through the richness and diversity of visual language. Beyond that, Glaser is lauded as a sort of philosopher whose work in evoking meaning from abstract communications has led to a greater understanding of how people interact. In that regard, business leaders have long cited his wisdom, particularly: “You can only work for people that you like.” When you do, Glaser’s experience has taught him, you can accomplish anything because you’re surrounded by colleagues who are equally committed to the project.

“I just found the distinction between work that was done professionally – which meant that somebody gave you a job and you had to match their expectation – and work that was done collectively, was profound...Only groups that really work together with the sense of commonality ultimately accomplish anything in civilization,” Glaser told Inc. Magazine.

Our own experience in supporting contingent workforce programs has informed the same opinion. We are beyond fortunate and grateful to have formed warm, meaningful relationships with phenomenal contingent workforce leaders whose attitudes, grace, energy and dedication to supplier collaboration have produced untold benefits for their partners and their clients. In our view, Glaser’s observations of professional friendships and unity are beyond dispute. Every interaction we share with our business partners is an immense pleasure.

Inspiration and Motivation

The lexicon of the business world is full of words such as “drive,” “leadership” and “influence.” However, we believe the most purposeful word is “inspiration.” When our colleagues truly inspire us by example, they motivate us to succeed. They instill in us a sense of mission, belonging, relevance and respect.

When clients and colleagues come to us filled with passion, vision, inspiration and a strong desire to listen, they motivate us to succeed – to surpass goals, not merely meet expectations. We strive to produce because we’re encouraged to contribute. These attitudes also foster a real feeling of camaraderie and a longing for the success of our clients, our peers and ourselves. In the stormy seas of business, we sometimes encounter lighthouses that illuminate a course to enrichment and success, and help us to shine as brightly. The contingent workforce leaders we support are those beacons.

They are friendly, outgoing, welcoming, helpful, supportive and as dedicated to the prosperity of their suppliers as the clients they serve. As our CEO Sunil Bagai put it, “People want to work with people they like and get along with; however when like meets like, it becomes exponential. That’s especially true in this case, because the feelings from both sides are very mutual. We all want the best for each other and are willing to help in any way we can.”

Cherished Partnerships, Not Service Agreements

The bond our contingent workforce leaders have developed with their staffing partners reaches far beyond the signature on a master services agreement. They welcome our calls, they invest themselves in understanding us, and they draw out our energy and dedication. We are partners, deeply vested in the mutual success and outcomes of the programs we support together.

Not only do these engaged professionals help us find opportunities, they inspire us to become better business partners. Their integrity, advice, recognition and constructive feedback assist us in capitalizing on ongoing performance enhancements. Their open approach to communication paves the way for meeting existing and anticipated client expectations, future innovations, compliance issues, procedural improvements, and absolute alignment between client hiring managers and contingent workforce program managers. Their guidance compels us to drive our performance to new levels each day, and find an increasingly superior quality of candidate.

By virtue of their friendship, acceptance, trust and devotion, these outstanding contingent workforce leaders are attracting the best breed of supplier, which fuels the demonstrative successes of their programs. We’re doing work with people we like and who like us; and through this sense of commonality and purpose, we can ultimately accomplish anything.

On behalf of everyone at Crowdstaffing, I have the privilege of thanking you for showing consistent confidence in our services. You are truly valuable allies and friends of our company, and it has always been a sheer pleasure to support your programs, your mission and your aspirations. I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!

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