At Elite Media Communications, we’re working to create a company culture of openness and innovation, as shown by our philosophy and values. As we continue to experience what can only be referred to as exponential growth, we’re adapting to function as a larger organization while still retaining the aspects of small company culture we found so appealing. We used to have weekly team nights and meet ups, something that could easily be abandoned as we’ve grown larger. We have continued to bring the entire company together at least one night a week. Luxury? Nay, more like necessity.
“Positive vibe… everybody is extremely friendly, the attitude is always up and fantastic, and the huge potential for growth . . . That was one thing that I was looking for when coming into a new organization and not being stuck in the same position and having the opportunity to grow and get promoted through the ranks.”
“Work ethic, and that it is very demanding. Everyone is here is very competitive, and I am a very competitive person.”
Through basic human interaction, we are able to greatly increase our employee’s interpersonal communicational skills. These skills are applied in all phases of our program from the basic sales to management of employees.
Our training starts first by identifying whether a candidate has the ability to manage themselves or not. For some people, this is extremely easy. For others, an insurmountable task. Either way we first evaluate a candidate based on how well they manage themselves on a daily and weekly basis.
One of the hardest forms of management in the workplace is peer management. Getting your fellow workers to want to follow you and listen to you as their peer not just their boss. This leadership by example form of management is the core of our training curriculum where every single candidate starts with the exact same job. This creates respect and understanding between management and the employees.
Once a candidate shows us that they can manage themselves, the next logical step is to see how they perform when managing a small group of people. By challenging a candidate as a leader of their peers and placing them in a position where they need to manage a small group of individuals, we can normally see a lot of strengths and weaknesses show themselves. This also allows us to see how well respected the candidate is by their fellow employees.
We look at our employees as stocks that we want to build. Our training curriculum is set up with the flexibility to conform to each individual’s needs. This is not a one size fits all training. It’s a curriculum built around the employee’s strengths and weaknesses.
After the candidate shows us that they can manage the personnel, our focus changes gears to more administrative management. Payroll, Hiring process, Client Relations, Advertising etc. We are a people business so that is a huge part of our training; however, without proper training and organizational skills we would not be able to grow our business as efficiently as we want.