Here at Track5Media, we’ve spent the past 10 years connecting doctors, nurses, truckers and many other professionals with the jobs they are looking for. We’ve picked up a few awards along the way as well. From being named Central Penn Business Journal’s “Business of the Year” in 2016 to making Inc. 5000’s list of the country’s fastest-growing companies just a couple of months ago, the T5M team has earned its fair share of recognition. We’ve even celebrated personal achievements too. Our fearless leader and president, Oliver Feakins, was named one of Central Penn Business Journal’s “40 under 40” last year. Needless to say, there has been a lot to celebrate here in Lancaster. Of course, we couldn’t have that success without the hard work and knowledge that the team brings to the office each day. The other contributor to our success is the effort that we put forth to develop company culture!
How We Develop Company Culture
Company culture isn’t something that is born overnight. It has taken years of hard work and team support to build the work community that we have today. So how does T5M have a close-knit group of workers? A big part of it is the occasional company event, which allows the team to come together on a more personal level, according to T5M President Oliver Feakins. “Getting the team together and breaking bread is an essential part of our culture,” Feakins said. “We place a high importance on work/life balance, employee happiness and the relationships built at T5M”.
Below are just a few examples of how we at T5M commit to building those relationships.
Track5 Takes to the Lanes
The most recent example of T5M taking some time to develop company culture is a team bowling event. Earlier this week we spent the afternoon bowling. After a morning of creating content, contacting employers, and assisting those looking for jobs, the entire staff took off the last few hours of the day to enjoy each other’s company and competition. While there was certainly a healthy amount of friendly banter, ultimately everyone had a great time getting to hang out outside of the office.
A Day at Hershey Park
Earlier this fall, T5M took a full day to explore nearby Hershey Park. When we weren’t taking selfies in line or riding rollercoaster, we could most likely be found consuming copious amounts of food. Spending time together outside of the office is always something we look forward to, especially when it involves Hershey Park! Our very own Marketing Specialist, Connor Smith, notes that “It’s great to bond over adrenaline and junk food — hitting Hershey Park at the end of summer is something that really reinforces our collective ‘awesomeness'”.
Day of Giving
Another important aspect of who we are can be seen in our annual “Day of Giving” featured on local news channel BRC-11. At T5M, we recognize the importance of giving back to the community that we live and work in. Taking a day each year to do this is an important component of who we are, and it highlights some of our values as an organization. We are fortunate to operate in an awesome community like Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We definitely want to make sure that our neighbors know how thankful we are!
Ultimately, the three company events featured above highlight only a few of the ways that we develop company culture. We also enjoy in-office massages each quarter, holiday parties, ice-cream trips, office potlucks, and the occasional zip-lining trip! At the end of the day, there is no single recipe for how to develop company culture. It all circles back to two of our stated values: “value relationships” and “our people matter the most.” We work together and enjoy doing so. As one of our Marketing Interns, Vivian Valentine, comments “T5 is a place where you can be yourself and do what you love!”
Does T5M sound like a place you might like to work? Well, then good news! We’re hiring! Awesomeness happens here.