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Adam Owens

Recruiter Info

Name: Adam Owens Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist Email: adam.owens@apexcapitalcorp.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/owensadam Phone: 817-665-2540

Company Info

Company: Apex Capital Corp Location: 6000 Western Place Suite #1000, Fort Worth, TX 76107 Website: www.apexcapitalcorp.com/ Careers Page: www.apexcapitalcorp.com/careers/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/apex-capital-corp Twitter: @ApexCap Facebook: www.facebook.com/apexyourfreightbills

For Job Candidates

Preferred Method To Be Contacted By A Candidate: Email Preferred Process For Following Up On Application: If you've applied to a position at Apex and would like to follow up, feel free to call or email. Odds are one of our hiring managers will have already reviewed your app, but I'm always happy to make sure everything came across as intended. Things That Impress You In A Candidate: 1.) Passion 2.) Integrity 3.) Energy 4.) Cooperation 5.) Effect 5.) Savvy Things Candidates Must Include To Be Considered For Job: Please include your resume or CV. Can Candidates Apply For Multiple Positions And Not Get Penalized?: Yes

Recruiter's Perspective

What's your favorite quote? "I think, therefore I am." -René Descartes What do you like to do in your free time? Spend time with my family and friends, brew craft beers, woodwork, and explore nature. In a sentence, why do you enjoy working at your company? Apex empowers individuality and works hard to take care of their employees. In a sentence, how does your company have fun on a regular basis? We have parties. In a sentence, how would you describe the employees at your company? Apexers are simply the best.
Learn how to land a career you love

Everyone needs to feel their voice is heard and their contributions are important. Something as simple as sharing a drink the last hour of the day on a Friday with the team to recap wins and give praise can build camaraderie within the team.

All of the above are fairly simple to implement but can make a huge difference in morale and motivation. Have any of these tips worked well for young the past? Do you have other tips to motivate your creative team? If so, please share them with me!

Encourage curiosity. Spark debate. Stimulate creativity and your team will be better at handling challenges with flexibility and resourcefulness. Create a safe space for ideas, all ideas, to be heard. In ideation, we need the weird and off-the-wall ideas to spur us on to push through to the great ideas.

Sure, there are a ton of studies done on this, but here is my very unscientific personal take. When team members can make decisions about how they work on projects, they are more engaged and connected to the project outcome. When they see how potentially dropping the ball would affect the entire team, they step up. When they feel like what they are doing is impactful and valued, they are naturally motivated to learn more, and be even better team members.

Rarely does a one-size-fits-all style work when it comes to team motivation. I have found that aligning employee goals with organization goals works well. Taking time to get to know everyone on your team is invaluable. What parts of their job do they love? What do they not enjoy? What skills do they want to learn? Even going so far as to where they see themselves in five years career-wise. These questions help you right-fit projects, and help your team see you are committed to creating a career path for them within the company.

Most designers I know love a good challenge. We are problem solvers by nature. Consistently give yourself and your team small challenges, both design-related and not. It will promote openness within the team to collaborate, and it will help generate ideas faster in the long run. Whether the challenge is to find a more exciting way to present an idea to stakeholders or fitting a new tool into the budget, make it a challenge just to shake things up.