Ten VSA Employees Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries with Company
Six employees marked milestone anniversaries in 2022, with four more due to celebrate in 2023. At a time when workers around the world are changing jobs in record numbers, VSA's employee longevity is a sign of the company's winning workplace culture.
By: VSA Prospecting
Overall, VSA has 15 employees who will have been with the company for at least five years as of 2023. This pattern of workplace loyalty comes at a time when the median employee tenure in the United States is just 4.3 years for men and 3.8 years per women, according to the career planning website Zippia.com.
"I believe our longevity stems from building a culture where people support each other and are encouraged to get to know each other as individuals, not just as co-workers,"
The five VSA employees who celebrated their 5th-anniversary last year are Team Lead/Workforce Specialist Gabby Spencer, Project Support Manager Kayleigh Williams, Associate Technology Manager Christopher Battles, Program Manager Michelle Wiener, and Business Development Representatives Bonnie Clark and Alisha Perry.
Highlighting this year's milestones is Senior Program Manager Lisa Doyle, who will celebrate her 10th anniversary in October. Program Managers Jamie Wood and Lascelles Straker and BDR Olivia Plunkett will mark their 5th anniversaries this year.
The current longest-tenured employee is former Program Manager Lisa Dougherty, who started at VSA in 2010. She now works for another division within the company as a Project Manager, where she helped launch a groundbreaking new software. Close behind is Senior VP of Strategic Partnerships Michele Plunkett, who started at VSA as a BDR in 2011.
Other current employees who have been with the company at least five years are BDR Robin Kowalski (2015), Client Success Manager Mark Simmons (2016), and Technology Supervisor Brenden Rochford (2016).
All of these employees started at VSA before the COVID-19 pandemic, back when everybody worked out of the South Jersey office. VSA's ability to successfully adapt to a fully remote and now hybrid work environment allowed the company to retain a large portion of its workforce at a time when other businesses struggled to do so.
"I think the office culture we developed before the pandemic was a major reason we were able to transition to a virtual environment so smoothly," Ms. Schlitt says. "I've seen so many genuine friendships develop, even among people who aren't in the same role. When people are friends with the people they work with, they're obviously much less likely to want to leave."
This core of long-time employees has coincided with a period of tremendous growth for the company. That's no coincidence;
Lisa Doyle marvels at how far VSA has come during her decade with the company.
"When I started here as a BDR, it felt like 99% of the employees were moms with little kids who were just looking for part-time work while the kids were in school," she says. "We were so small when I joined, and seeing where we are now is just incredible. But through all the growth, Valerie has always made sure it feels like a family, not a corporation. She really cares about the people who work here."
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