CHG's people-centric culture fosters an atmosphere of respect and acceptance, and for Spencer Sutherland, public relations manager, being appreciated for his unique personality and perspectives is one of his favorite aspects of CHG.
"I love that I am accepted for who I am and not expected to fit into a specific mold," Spencer shares.
Read more about Spencer's First Impressions of CHG below.
What do you do at CHG, and what do you like about your job? I work on the public relations team in the marketing department. I help share stories about CHG and its brands with the outside world through media relations and our social media channels.
When did you come to CHG? I joined the CHG marketing team in July 2013.
How did you hear about CHG, and what made you want to apply? My first introduction to CHG was a few years ago when I was attending a Utah Business magazine "Best Companies to Work For" luncheon. I remember being impressed by CEO Mike Weinholtz's haircut and red shoes. I was reintroduced to CHG when I interviewed marketing vice president Leslie Snavely for a magazine article I was writing about digital marketing. I was impressed by Leslie and her approach to marketing. When I saw an opening in her department, I figured I better not pass up a chance to apply.
Where were you working before you came to CHG? I handled PR for SelectHealth, a health insurance company in Salt Lake City, Utah.
How has working at CHG compared to your other working experience? Though I've only been here for a short time, I've been impressed by how invested all my leaders are in me. They sincerely want me to succeed in my job and are quick to offer the tools to help make that happen.
What can you tell me about your first day? It was really a whirlwind of positivity. When I showed up, my desk was completely decorated, and I was welcomed by a ton of new faces. Though it's never really fun to be the new guy, everyone made me feel like I was part of the crew right away.
What has been your most memorable experience so far? There I was, trying to navigate the sidewalk to the marketing Halloween party whilst wearing an oversized Barney head. This was no easy task. It took all of my concentration and cool. But when I entered the room, I almost lost my head and my lunch. I was not prepared to see my beloved colleague Chase Johnson in a Miley-Cyrus-at-the-VMAs costume. It was my most memorable CHG experience so far ‚Äî and one I wish I could forget.
How have you seen CHG's core value of Continuous Improvement in action? I have never worked at place that was more open to new ideas. It's cool to see that ‚Äî thanks to such a strong commitment to Continuous Improvement ‚Äî my co-workers and leaders are always looking for ways to make the company better.
How do you know that your work at CHG matters? This is a great company that really cares about its employees and the healthcare providers we serve. I love being able to share this message and help get the word out about CHG.
Do you have any advice for new or potential CHG employees? My advice to new or potential employees is to be yourself. CHG doesn't want to hire robots. The company values real people with unique personalities and perspectives. I love that I am accepted for who I am and not expected to fit into a specific mold.