One of our core values here at Lucas Group is innovation. And here’s how we define that: It’s not enough to know how something works, we must also ask “why.” We are curious, always imagining the possibilities and wondering what we can do to improve our work and how we work. When faced with challenges, we collaborate to provide creative and efficient solutions. We also embrace purposeful change benefitting our team.
To put it another way, for me and my colleagues at Lucas Group, innovation means not resting on our laurels. Personally and professionally, I take this value to heart. In fact, I’m in the process of reinventing my career path. I haven’t been in Recruiting for even an entire year. Before joining Lucas Group as a recruitment coordinator, I worked as an office manager. That spirit of innovation and the opportunities it could offer me to grow in my career is in large part what attracted me to Lucas Group in the first place. I’m excited to be at a company that encourages me to not just “climb the ladder” but to ask questions and imagine the possibilities.
Innovation isn’t just something we are encouraged to apply to our career paths. It’s in the culture. There’s an open and transparent community here, which makes innovation possible. Asking why, being comfortable being transparent about problems are all things that we encourage. Some companies have a practice of sweeping problems under the rug. But when protecting the statis quo is more important than understanding a problem, innovation is squelched. Thankfully, there’s no “company line” when it comes to challenges here; we want to improve. Curiosity is rewarded at Lucas Group, not shunned.
In the last year alone, Lucas Group has reinvented many of our work practices to respond to trends and keep evolving. Necessity is the mother of invention, and there was no shortage of need when the pandemic hit and uprooted our norms. Lucas Group didn’t try to hold on to the past. We looked at how we’ve been doing things, asked hard questions about why we had adopted those practices, and made adjustments. Where some companies held on to the past, fought to get their teams back to the office and put their heads in the sand to ignore the tectonic shifts happening in work culture. Lucas Group dug in. We asked what we could do to collaborate and find new solutions to the way we work. We updated our resources and our policies to embrace our more distributed workforce and thrived.
And those innovations in technology have allowed us to reach candidates and clients in more ways than we ever could before. Innovations in virtual collaboration have helped keep us connected during the pandemic. The new innovative technology and processes that Lucas Group has implemented in the last year have increased my productivity significantly and saved time.
Innovation being at the core of everything we do is what keeps me coming back for more at Lucas Group. The attitude that we can always be improving will pay dividends to me and my colleagues for years to come. It’s exciting to think that even as Lucas Group just marked its 50 years in the Recruiting industry, working here still feels fresh and exciting. We don’t feel like we need to keep things “the way they’ve always been.” When it comes to innovation, in fact, we’re just getting started, and I’m excited to be able to grow with the innovations to come.