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Vox Mobile – A #WorkplaceParadiseNEO Company

Vox Mobile – A #WorkplaceParadiseNEO Company

If you are viewing this article on a tablet or smartphone, you may have Vox Mobile to thank.

The world is rapidly converting to digital technology, and most people access the digital world through mobile devices. That’s where Vox Mobile enters–accelerating the path to mobility innovation. Founded in 2006, Vox Mobile’s vision is to provide complete enterprise mobility management as a Service.

Vox Mobile serves a variety of clients, in many industries through its Enterprise Mobility Management service. From strategy planning, device procurement and provisioning, software support, BYOD (bring your own device) policies, server administration, help desk and everything between, the solutions ensure mobile application success and a superior user experience.

The result? Here are a few examples of recent successes:

In addition, Vox Mobile has been recognized as an Inc 1000 fastest growing company, a Weatherhead 100 winner and one of the Northcoast 99 greatest workplaces.

For current and prospective employees that is good news. Headquartered in Independence Ohio, Vox Mobile has a state-of-the-art facility. Its HQ is in the same office building as ours.  As existing building tenants, we enjoy the upgrades made to the facilities when Vox Mobile moved in as the anchor tenant. To thank us for our ‘tolerance of the dust and noise’ during construction, Vox Mobile treated tenants to an afternoon of food, drink and entertainment. Welcome, neighbor!

Beyond the facilities, Vox Mobile has a dynamic culture that encourages hard work, inventive thinking, creative ideas, challenging the status-quo and lots of fun! In fact, Vox Mobile was recently named a Smart Culture award honoree. Jason Sulecki, Client Experience Manager says “I think Vox has a great corporate culture; they provide opportunities for advancement in addition to taking great care of their employees by planning fun and interactive events for all to enjoy.”

Vox Mobile also invests in its people.  A quick perusal of its career site provides insight into life at Vox Mobile, featuring professional development opportunities, impactful work and recognition for accomplishments. This focus on its people combined with rapid growth creates opportunity for advancement. In 2016 alone, 25% of employees received a promotion!

Vox Mobile is led by Kris Snyder, CEO and Ernst & Young’s Technology Entrepreneur of the Year winner. Kris and his leadership team foster a climate of open communication, collaboration and creativity to ensure success on behalf of their clients.

Besides founding and leading Vox Mobile, Kris helped found GEMA, a global joint venture headquartered in Switzerland which acts as a delivery network for mobile managed services in 87 countries. And in 2013, he helped launch Mobile Thought Leaders (MTL), which today has more than 3,000 members in 10 countries, and a dedicated purpose of cultivating opportunities for its members to collaborate and share emerging best practices and technology advancements in mobility.

Kris is quick to acknowledge how important his team and employees are to Vox Mobile. “We are only successful due to the commitment and delivery that our employees provide.  Our investment into our employees’ future is built through training and that is evident from our growth and promotion opportunities from within the company. “

Being in Northeast Ohio is also important to the history and future of Vox Mobile. Cleveland’s own Lebron James said, “In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given.  Everything is earned. You work for what you have.”   While paraphrased, the sentiment for Vox Mobile is very similar. “Success…It’s not one win, it’s not one event, it’s not a single destination.  Just like Cleveland, no one expects Vox Mobile to win, especially when our competitors are giants like IBM, Vodafone, Tangoe, etc.  How can we possibly compete with technology companies when we don’t live in Austin, Boston or Silicon Valley?  The answer is quite simple, really.  It’s the sheer grit in our Midwestern spirit that sustains our hunger for success.  And it’s our collective desire to overcome the odds and provide a solution and service above all others, thereby bringing our clients vision of mobility to life.”

Let that be a rally cry for all of us who work and live in Greater Cleveland! Thank you, Kris and Vox Mobile for leading us into the digital future, and for providing a Workplace Paradise in NEO!

 

 

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Attracting and Retaining Great People in 2017

Attracting and Retaining Great People in 2017

By Randy Samsel, Future State Talent

Many organizations are increasingly challenged with attracting and retaining great people. Economic growth, retiring baby boomers, digital disruption and other factors create greater demand for talent.

A Hunt Scanlon article, titled Employees will be Easy to Lose and Hard to Hire in 2017 says “working professionals have become all too aware that the current candidate-driven job market puts them in a ‘power position’ where they can be more selective when making career decisions. They now have a wealth of resources at their disposal to determine whether their current employer is offering them benefits or opportunities that are competitive with current market trends. For them, that knowledge is translating into control.”

The shift in power requires a strategic response by employers. Not all employers are responding strategically though.

A recent Gallup study, The State of the American Workplace describes the extraordinary disruption taking place in American organizations and the need for stronger leadership.

Changes that are affecting organizations are coming fast and furious, they are historic and monumental. Yet, only 22% of employees believe their leaders have a clear direction for the organization. Only 15% feel inspired by their leadership and only 13% feel leadership communicates effectively.

The rulebook is being rewritten. Leaders must decide what role they want to play in their organization — now in the midst of change and in the future. They can be passive bystanders or active participants in creating and guiding an exceptional workplace.   

What is the best strategic approach? Leaders need to enhance their human capital strategies by transforming the workplace culture. Jim Clifton, Gallup’s Chairman and CEO offers these recommendations:

  1. Call an executive committee meeting and commit to transforming your workplace from old command-and-control to one of high development and ongoing coaching conversations. Gallup can hold your hand through this. We will teach you everything we have learned as fast as we can.
  2. Dive in — don’t put your toe in. You can afford a lot of mistakes and even failures because the system you currently use doesn’t work anyway.
  3. Switch from a culture of “employee satisfaction” — which only measures things like how much workers like their perks and benefits — to a “coaching culture.”
  4. Change from a culture of “paycheck” to a culture of “purpose.”

Glassdooor’s recent Culture Codes of Best Places to Work provides examples of actions companies have taken to create winning workplace cultures. Common ingredients include defining and highlighting values and missions; identifying great people who fit the culture; establishing rules of conduct that support the values and mission while encouraging great performance; providing perks, benefits and career development opportunities to retain great people; and creating great workplaces/spaces that encourage collaboration and productivity.

The Gallup report says the one thing leaders cannot do is nothing. They cannot wait for trends to pass them by, and they cannot wait for millennials to get older and start behaving like baby boomers.

Does Culture Change through Strategic Talent Management Make Sense for You? Yes, if You:

  • Are Interested in Adding Significant Savings to Your Bottom Line – Every Year
  • Are Passionate about Improving and Growing Your Business
  • Are Strategically Focused (Have a Strategic Plan, Values and Mission)
  • Are Willing to Invest Time and Resources to Improve
  • Believe that Your People are Your Most Valuable Assets

We offer consulting services to help our clients with Strategic Talent Management. See our slideshare presentation to see how we can help you.

 

Randy Samsel
rsamsel@futurestatetalent.com
www.futurestatetalent.com
216-548-0740

 

 

 

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