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Employee Newsletter – February 2024

Happy February Birthday Wishes

Jody Morrow
Starkisha Harvey
Kelly Moore
Maia Burrell
Steven Hamil
Joseph Rogers
Kelvin Jones
Mary Parker
Kayla McNeely
Matthew Eller
Xhumaje Dervishllari
Paul Holt

Work Anniversaries

Congratulations & Many Thanks

Garret Jones – 8 years
Yasmin Mohamed – 6 years
Tionte Curtis – 2 years

Populist Employees celebration milestone anniversaries
Employee Shout-outs

From President and Owner, Mike: I just wanna say what an awesome job both Steve A and Steve H do with their videos, especially the two from the January newsletter! The culture that they so strongly help shape and maintain is awesome. I could not ask for two better ambassadors!

From awesome employee, Amgad: I love working for Populist. It is fun. My manager, Maria, is fantastic!

Quarterly Company Meeting held on 2 22 2024

We had close to 70 people in attendance. In case you missed it, here’s the recording.

Topics included:

  • Updates from Steve H on company stats
  • Mike E presented Making Life Better with Sqwire Financial
  • Cleaning Tip from Steve H and Lori J: Batch Your Tasks
  • Core Values Employee Spotlight: Darrell
  • Milestone Employee Anniversaries: Don, Don, and Mike
  • Employee Spotlight: Maia
  • Open mic for personal and business bests
  • Prize Drawing winners: Clinton, Linda, and Linda
Traction Tidbit with Steve H, Director of Operations at Populist Cleaning Co

Batch your Tasks

Steve H and Lori J share this great time saving and efficiency technique when cleaning larger bathrooms!

culture Corner with Steve Amayo

Unlocking Life’s Game Changer: Master the Art of Communication

Hi everyone, Steve here with this month’s Culture Corner.

Forget fancy gadgets or productivity hacks – this month, we’re tackling a true life-changer that applies to everyone, regardless of profession or background: effective communication.

We all communicate, but how often do we do it well? We’ve all experienced frustrating misunderstandings, missed connections, or simply felt unheard. That’s why communication deserves more than just passing attention.

As communication expert Joel Garfinkle points out, verbal and written interactions make up a whopping 90% of our daily lives. He defines effective communication as “the exchange of thoughts, information, ideas, and messages between people or groups.”

Effective Team communication

But here’s the key: it’s not communication unless it’s understood.

So, how do we become better communicators? Garfinkle offers a powerful 7-step framework:

  1.  Be crystal clear: Know your message inside out. What are you trying to convey? Don’t leave your audience guessing.
  2.  Listen actively: Communication is a two-way street. Truly hear and understand the other person, and actively engage in the conversation.
  3.  Take responsibility: It’s not just about what you say, but how it’s received. You are 100% responsible for ensuring your message is understood.
  4.  Be present: Give the conversation your full attention. Put away distractions and focus on connecting with the other pers
  5.  Encourage clarity: Asking someone to rephrase or clarify their points isn’t rude, it’s helpful. This ensures understanding and avoids confusion.
  6.  Respect is key: Treat others with the same respect you expect for yourself. This creates a positive and open environment for communication.
  7.  Keep learning: Communication is a lifelong journey. Continuously seek new knowledge and strategies to improve your skills.

Want to dive deeper? I highly recommend two excellent reads: “Fierce Conversations” by Susan Scott and “Radical Candor” by Kim Scott.

Remember, mastering communication can unlock a world of possibilities in your personal and professional life. Let’s embrace the power of clear, respectful, and effective communication to create better connections and a more fulfilling life.

Make Life Better: Unlock Your Financial Potential with Sqwire, Free for Populist Employees and Families!

Sqwire and Populist financial awareness poster

We are excited about our new partnership with Sqwire, a platform offering free financial education for you and your family. As a Populist employee, you’re eligible to enroll in Sqwire after your six-week mark.

Sqwire provides a wealth of resources to help you achieve your financial goals, including:

  • Comprehensive online courses: Learn about topics like debt management, retirement planning, investing basics, and more.
  • Helpful resources: Downloadable Word documents, PDFs, and Excel templates to help you manage your money effectively.
  • Short, engaging videos: Gain financial knowledge in just 5 minutes!
  • Topics for everyone: From buying a home to navigating taxes, Sqwire covers it all.

Here’s how Sqwire can benefit you:

  • Improve your financial literacy: Gain valuable knowledge and skills to make informed financial decisions.
  • Plan for the future: Prepare for retirement, save for a home, and reach your financial goals.
  • Empower yourself: Become financially independent and confident.
  • Help your family: Share access to Sqwire with your spouse and children, building a financially secure future together.

Ready to get started?

  • Register for Sqwire: It takes just one minute! Visit SQWIRE+POPULIST
  • Explore the platform: Discover the wealth of courses and resources available.
  • Start learning: Take control of your finances and build a brighter future.

Don’t hesitate to contact your account manager if you have any questions.

We believe that financial education is essential for everyone. With Sqwire, you and your family have access to the tools and knowledge you need to make smart financial decisions and achieve your goals.

Happy learning!

Making Life Better Through Quality Partnering

We strive every day to make Populist a good place to work, and to appreciate everyone on our team. You perform a very important role in the facilities for which we are responsible, impacting the lives of thousands of people every day. We extend hearty thanks to all our partners – but especially to you: our hard-working staff.

Take a deeper dive into what makes Populist different from other cleaning companies. Each of the buttons below will take you to information on our company mission and structure. 

Contact your Area Manager if you’re interested in additional hours.

Refer a friend and take advantage of our →Employee Referral Bonus Program!