Ellie Cornish contributed her experiences when she first started at BrightGen, as part of our “meet the team” blog series.
New job for Ellie Cornish
Starting a new job can be daunting for anyone. In the complex world of technology (especially consultancy!) these feelings are likely to be amplified on your ‘first day’. The great news is – I discovered it doesn’t have to be like that at all.
I recently moved from a medium-sized start-up consultancy to BrightGen. Although I felt completely ready for this next step in my career, I still felt uncertain and nervous. I am now a Project Lead at BrightGen. I want to share my experience and the admirable things I have already learnt about BrightGen as an employer. BrightGen is more than an implementation partner. First and foremost, we are a collection of innovative and exceptionally accomplished people all working towards the same shared goals. “Our people are our power” is central to everything I have discovered so far about my new employer.
From my first day it has been clear that ‘striving to be better’ is imperative at BrightGen. It doesn’t matter if your objective is to become a CTA or to build the best solution to guide customers to success. At the heart of who everyone is at BrightGen is the notion, we want to ‘be better’ and ‘do better’. And don’t forget, this is an ever-changing goalpost: you can always be better than you were yesterday! Beyond BrightGen’s remarkable culture of passionate and talented minds, is a leadership structure that truly nurtures success.
Employee engagement, development and recognition
Employee engagement, development and recognition go hand-in-hand and are almost interdependent. So, when an employer gets these three things right they hold the key to happy and productive employees. BrightGen has already demonstrated understanding when it comes to the importance of getting these three attributes right. Perhaps more importantly, they have shown me on many occasions, different initiatives, policies and processes that feed into these values.
Being the new person in a successful consultancy can sometimes feel like you are always one step behind everyone else. But everyone at BrightGen – from Chloe and Julie who supported me through my onboarding, to the project team and beyond – has gone out of their way to ensure I have everything I need to succeed as part of this ever-growing team.
My only regret is that I spent so much time worrying about my first day. There was nothing to be apprehensive about. Don’t get me wrong – you will always be nervous when you start a new job. But, if you join BrightGen, you’ll replace those nerves with excitement. You’ll get a feeling of being part of something bigger, within hours of being here!
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