85. The First 100 Days of a New Employee

October 02, 2022 01:01:49
85. The First 100 Days of a New Employee
The Culture of Things
85. The First 100 Days of a New Employee

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Brendan Rogers

Show Notes

Have you ever started a job and felt like you were thrown into the deep end all by yourself, or that you were “drinking from a fire hose” and the process was completely overwhelming and negative?  Marc Reifenrath, CEO of Spinutech, wants to make sure that never happens to his new hires.

Spinutech is a national digital agency focusing on digital marketing, web design and web development with five locations (Chicago, Tampa, Denver, Des Moines and Cedar Falls). They specialize in delivering digital solutions that meet and exceeds the specific needs of our clients. Spinutech has clients in all 50 states and 10+ countries. The Spinutech process incorporates a unique combination of services that enables more effective communication of a company's message. Whether it be web design, web development, web strategy, digital marketing or SEO—their services are designed to complement one another and generate digital success.

Marc Reifenrath’s passion for culture is obvious. As one of the original founders and the current CEO of Spinutech, he understands firsthand how critical a company’s culture is to achieving and maintaining success. Marc has seen Spinutech grow from a college start-up to one of the premier full-service digital marketing agencies in the country. As he tells it, Spinutech would not be what it is today without a team of people who are as invested in each other’s growth and success as they are in delivering the best for their clients.

In our discussion for this episode, Marc shares the very detailed steps his company takes with new hires - from the “pre-employment” period where they get all the paperwork out of the way and share some company swag, to the first week, month, 6 months etc.  We’ll talk through each stage and how Marc and his team have refined the process, maybe made some missteps, heard feedback and adjusted.  Marc looks forward to the first time a new team member “defends the culture” and knows that he has given them a welcoming home to become a part of.

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