At CTI, we are delighted to announce that we've welcomed six new team members over the past few weeks!
It's probably been the strangest way to start a new role at a new company, so we'd also like to give them a huge thank you for integrating so quickly.
The decision to take on new staff followed a steady increase in new client wins and contract renewals. Though we had begun operating remotely from the 19th March, we welcomed the new team members with wide-open virtual-arms.
We were aware of the oddity of the situation so our HR manager, Sam Wilkinson, introduced a series of new initiatives to make starting at a new virtual-CTI, easier. Here's what Sam had to say about the process:
A priority area of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic is the wellbeing of our staff - old and new. We have introduced new measures to ensure that we remain connected as a team, via video chat, instant messaging, daily competitions and a company Podcast. We are doing everything that we can to introduce our new starters to our processes and our community.”
The new starters join different service teams across CTI, including project management, digital marketing, development and digital strategy.
Project Manager, Chris Banks joined us from his previous position at Degree 53. Advertising Executive, Jodie Rogers, joined the Digital Marketing team from Lincolnshire agency Iocea. We have also employed three new Developers, Justin Baron, Tom Snape, Adam Nuttall, from Factored, Fat Media and Bliss respectively.
Nick Rhind, our CEO, commented on the new team members with the following:
In an uncertain time for many, we have maintained a steady pace at CTI Digital. Thanks to a heavy investment in project management and finance we are able to gauge full visibility on the momentum of upcoming projects. The new starters are a welcome addition to the team and we welcome the wealth of knowledge they will bring to the entire company.”
However, as at most agencies, we are currently a few steps away from 'normal'. As such, we have furloughed a few team members within the same period but we look forward to their return in the near future.
While making critical hires in some areas, we have utilised the government furlough initiative to protect the roles of others who are unable to work due to the nature of their role or childcare commitments. While we regret losing their skills for a temporary period, we look forward to their return in the future."
Comments Nick Rhind, CEO of CTI Digital.
To find out more about how we've transitioned our office culture to an online culture, visit our blog here.