Since 1975, Centennial, Inc. has focused on our 4C Recruiting Process to recruit executive talent to our client companies – which includes recruiting for character, culture, chemistry and competency. Our team knows first hand, how significant company culture is for attracting, recruiting and retaining ‘Top Talent’ and we make this a priority here at Centennial as well.
One of the greatest business tools Centennial has leveraged to become a better, more effective organization, has been a culture audit. Through a company-wide assessment, we were able to take a close look at our organizational landscape, identify critical needs and develop skills and solutions that have made Centennial a better place to work, as well as, equip us to better serve our clients.
This topic of corporate culture is so pivotal to our success, as well as, the success of companies we serve, that it is a frequent topic in our blog articles and our podcast episodes. Here is a sampling to help provide additional information around the critical nature of a healthy culture.
“The only thing of real importance that leaders do is to create and manage culture.”
-Edgar Schein, Award Winning Author and Professor MIT Sloan School of Management
The cultural audit work helped us in many ways and we were honored by being named a Tri-State Family Business of the Year by the Goering Center for Family and Private Business. We were also honored to be named a winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.
Centennial believes deeply in the power of people and the power of an effective team, whether it is within our own organization or in the passionate service of our clients. We are not perfect, but we keep getting better! Continually keeping our culture in the forefront of our strategic plan, has helped us tremendously by identifying our most important growth and communication needs and helping us focus our efforts.