When Derek Murray started at CHG in August 2012, he didn't expect to be reunited with a former work family ‚Äî but that's just what happened. Just a few weeks into his new role, he called Tamera Alldredge, with whom he'd worked at a previous company, and told her she had to apply.
"Five interviews and about three months later, my manager, Tim, decided he couldn't live without me," Tamera jokes. "He hired me for his customer relations specialist team, and it was the best decision I could have made in my career. I love it here!"
Tamera recalls that her attitude toward work changed since she began working at CHG ‚Äî and her family noticed a difference. Her daughter, Ramie, who worked at the same company, was impressed with what she heard about CHG. She applied for a customer relations specialist position on another accounts receivable team two months later and got the job.
"I absolutely love the culture here," Ramie says. "CHG talks the talk, but it also walks the walk. Every person here is driven to put people first: employees, clients and providers alike. We are all allowed to do what we do best, and we truly do put people first ‚Äî which ultimately just makes us bigger, better and stronger!"
Though they've worked at CHG for only a few months, Derek, Tamera and Ramie are impressed by the company's core values and the way they are encouraged to live them at work.
"I really like that we try to do everything the right way. In my CRS position, I have seen many occasions where the sales teams will act in such a way that makes me proud to support them," Derek notes. "Everyone I work with here at CHG does what is right by our clients."
Tamera says she was pleasantly surprised to find that CHG's core values, particularly Integrity and Ethics, are taught in foundational training and discussed in team meetings.
"It has been refreshing to work for a company that truly believes and stands by the visions and values that makes it great," she says. "One of my favorite sayings from CEO Mike Weinholtz is ‚ÄòTake care of each other.' I believe we truly do that!"
Small things like regular team get-togethers and service projects also make work fun. Ramie looks forward to the monthly Salt Lake office treat carts, manned by CHG's senior leaders.
"The first time [COO and president] Scott Beck and other leaders came around in funny hats handing out treats, I almost felt like crying! I know it sounds funny, but to know that they care enough for us as employees to bring us popcorn or doughnuts and brighten our day really shows what this company is all about," Ramie expresses.
Even though they worked together before starting at CHG, Ramie, Derek and Tamera feel that they've been accepted into an even bigger family at CHG ‚Äî and they take that responsibility seriously.
"We're contributing to the CHG family through our individual teams," Derek says. "We work together and try to find the best ways to do our jobs, but we talk about our lives outside of work and have a lot of fun. I don't mind coming to work every day!"
Tamera recalls a question her director asked in her interview: If we don't offer you the position, what would this person have to offer that you that you don't?
"I still think about that question, and I try to pattern my life after CHG's core values. I am passionate about putting people first and making everyone feel included ‚Äî and integrity and ethics have to be front and center. If that doesn't happen, we can't grow and become that bigger, better, stronger CHG we all want to be a part of," Tamera expresses.
And Tamera definitely wants to make the CHG family even bigger.
"We will continue to recommend CHG to family and friends," she says. "I think I can safely say it has been a wonderful move for the three of us."