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A recent finalist in CareerBuilder’s first annual Big Strides in Small Business competition, CivicPlus provides community engagement and government website solutions for more than 1,100 local government entities throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia. Currently operating with 120 employees, CivicPlus grew both its staff and client base by around 30 percent last year and is on course to do the same in 2012.
Recently recognized as a finalist in CareerBuilder’s Big Strides in Small Business competition, Ontraport launched in 2006 with only three partners. Today, the software solutions company operates on a full-time staff of 30 and prides itself on a culture that encourages employees to voice their ideas, think innovatively and pursue personal and professional growth opportunities.
You try to be a good leader for your business. You created a vision for your business (or for your department) and you shared it with your people. You work on a daily basis to make sure that they have the tools and information they need to do their jobs as efficiently and effectively as possible.
One of the tools you use in leadership is the meeting.
The first few months for a new hire in the workplace are usually a mix of conflicting feelings. On the one hand they are excited and eager to prove themselves to their new employers, but at the same time they feel hesitant about their “fit” with the company. New hires’ learning curves are steep. They are both actively adjusting to the new culture while getting up to speed on their responsibilities.
CareerBuilder is proud to recognize kCura, a Chicago-based e-discovery software development firm, as the winner of the first Big Strides in Small Business Award. To learn more about what makes kCura so remarkable, read the following remarks from kCura’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Sieja (pictured here, second on the right, engaging with customers at this year’s company user conference), who shares his leadership insight on the following topics.
Today, CareerBuilder announced Chicago-based legal software company kCura as the winner of its first annual Big Strides in Small Business Award. Chosen among more than 100 nominees across the U.S., kCura was recognized for its outstanding efforts to reskill workers for new job opportunities and make a positive impact on its community.
Incidents: Spilling ice cream on the keyboard (done it). Tripping and falling on the stairs in front of hordes of people (witnessed it). Forgetting to dress for work and not realizing it until you get there (had nightmares about it). When things like this happen, we use our wits and our quick thinking to get ourselves out of the messes we’ve gotten ourselves (or fallen, as the case may be) into.
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