The Serendipitous Results of Happenchance Relationships — Recognition Series | Part 2

by Mark Epp

January 21, 2021Culture

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This is the second in a series of how to recognize employees in a meaningful way, even during a pandemic.  

In a survey, according to Kennedy Pearce, a London-based financial services recruiting company, “Seventy-eight percent of employees cited recognition as the main motivating factor in their career.” Wouldn’t it be great if we were all recognized for doing great things that move us as people and the organizations we work for in a positive direction? You should strive to know your employees so well that you can celebrate their success and encourage them to do more of what they love to do. 

When employees are working from home, it is more important than ever to be proactive in building personal, trusting relationships with them. Strong relationships do not happen overnight, and sometimes it takes years to establish a relationship that bears the fruit you want it to.  

As an example, fourteen years ago I had the privilege of meeting a general manager of a luxury hotel company who inspired me to focus on the development of mid-level managers, helping them understand and incorporate the Talent Plus methodology of strength development. He invited me to have dinner with him and his wife one evening and an ongoing close business relationship ensued. Although he and his family relocated to Asia, I continued to contact him often over the years and learned that his wife was captivated by The Science of Talent ® and the value Talent Plus places on the dignity of each person. Her name is Deon Senturk, and she not only joined Talent Plus’ Singapore office, but she adds tremendous value based on her commitment to helping organizations grow through great people. 

Relationships are valued all over the world, in some countries more than others, so do not underestimate the power of a written note letting clients and colleagues know you care for them, have their best interests in mind and want to work with them. Building authentic connections with others develops trust and opens doors for opportunity. There is huge potential in trusting relationships, so don’t miss out by not reaching out.

To learn more about our solutions, contact Talent Plus today at 1.800.VARSITY or visit Scientifically validated, structured interviews and online assessments tell us not only if an individual has the potential to be successful in a specific role, but how the employee can create the most value. 

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Mark Epp is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) focusing on Executive and Management development, supporting his clients to advance from where they are now to where they want to go. He joined Talent Plus ® as a Senior Management Consultant, a role in which he works predominantly with The Estée Lauder Companies, Salvatore Ferragamo, the Dorchester Collection of hotels and resorts, and many other luxury brands. Considered an expert on The Science of Talent ®, Epp teaches clients the use of Talent Plus’ scientifically validated, structured interviews and writes curriculum utilized for succession planning and leadership development. As an innovator, Epp has focused his attention on conceptualizing online solutions that help clients apply The Science of Talent through simple, practical, scalable systems that contribute to increased engagement of both employees and managers.