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Populist News – March 2024

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Are You “Putting a Man on the Moon?”

During a visit to the NASA space center in 1962, President Kennedy noticed a janitor carrying a broom.  He interrupted his tour, walked over to the man and said, “Hi, I’m Jack Kennedy. What do you do here?” The janitor responded with enthusiasm, “I’m helping to put a man on the moon, Mr. President.”

What a great story! Obviously, the janitor understood the importance of his contribution. He truly felt he was a valuable part of something bigger than himself, and his attitude created a feeling of self-confidence in his mission. He wasn’t merely a janitor, he was a member of the NASA Space Team!

The condition of a facility is a direct reflection on that business. A clean facility helps create an environment that shows whether that business cares about the health and comfort of their customers and employees. 

Think for a moment how you feel when you’re somewhere (a store, a doctor’s office, a restaurant, etc.) with a noticeable lack of cleanliness like a dirty bathroom or yucky, smeary windows. Don’t you think twice about going back?

Our responsibility is an important one. While our industry isn’t always glamorous, what we do is an integral part of successful and well-respected businesses. Never let anyone tell you otherwise!

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Because our industry is such a vital part of the business community, we understand the importance of supporting and taking care of you, our hard working team members.

Therefore, you have our promise that we will always work hard to:

  • provide an open, honest, and professional atmosphere for all our staff.
  • provide clear expectations
  • provide steady employment with guaranteed paydays
  • provide avenues of communication day or night
  • provide quality equipment and cleaning materials
  • provide career paths for employees choosing to join us on a greater level
  • provide free or low-cost learning opportunities on a variety of subjects
  • uphold our core values in all hiring, training, evaluating, and rewarding practices

Please remember, great communication is a two-way street. We welcome and encourage your questions and comments on these important topics.

Month’s Culture Corner with Steve A announces our upcoming company-wide staff survey happening in April. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to let us know what we are doing well and what we need to improve!  Additionally, don’t hesitate to contact your Account Manager or call our office with your comments and concerns.

This is what quality partnering is all about!

culture Corner with Steve Amayo

Employee Spotlight Program and Our Spring Survey is coming up!

Hi Populist,

Steve here with this month’s culture corner! I have a couple of exciting announcements for you to check out.

First, we’re kicking off a brand-new program called the Employee Spotlight. It’s a simple and fun way to celebrate all of you! We’ll randomly select employees each month to participate, and it’s entirely voluntary. When you’re chosen, we’ll ask you for a headshot and to answer a few fun questions that highlight your unique awesomeness and what you bring to the table. Our marketing department will polish your responses and feature them in our newsletter and on several social media platforms. How cool is this!

Second, a friendly reminder that our anonymous Semi-annual Survey is coming up as we approach Spring. This brief survey is your chance to share your thoughts and opinions on how we’re doing. Help us improve our game! We’ll send more information out toward the start of April.

Alright, y’all, until next time, have a great rest of your month & let’s get it!

Employee Spotlight - Laura

Happy March Birthday Wishes

Jonathan Bilski
Linda Taylor
Janet Timko
Marley Campbell
Elbert Kitchen
Julie Sanchez
Patricia Henry
Kimura Spencer
Gladys James
Randy Cook
Parish Jones
Ethan Hungerford
Kimberly Haendel
Courtney Patterson

Work Anniversaries

Congratulations & Many Thanks

Aminta Ramirez – 21 years

Danielle Bouley – 7 years

Sarah Fugate – 6 years

Rebecca Ullrich – 5 years

Rosa Vega – 2 years

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Traction Tidbit with Steve H, Director of Operations at Populist Cleaning Co

Quality Partnering: Inspections!

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!