06 Dec 2016 Reflections | A Year of Growth, Celebrations & Gratitude
At this special time of year, the Accuro team would like to wish you and your families a very happy holiday season and prosperous new year. This year has been an exciting one for us, and we have so much for which to be thankful and celebrate. 2016 has been a year of growth for Accuro, including the addition of new team members and new clients. In late summer, we moved into a larger facility to accommodate our rapid growth. Recently, we expanded our company even further and launched a new Technology division, led by an IT Staffing and Recruitment industry leader. We are also celebrating new additions to our families, as three babies are expected among the Accuro team between November and March. 2016 will also mark our best year since our company’s inception, and we will enjoy a strong finish to the year with double-digit financial growth. Therefore, we truly feel that this has been one of our best years yet and we look forward to what 2017 will hold for us.
Gratitude has always played an important part of our company culture and professional lives here at Accuro. As we close this year and begin a new one, we would like to share some sound advice from best-selling author Jon Gordon on the power of gratitude and giving thanks, as featured in his blog post “The Power of Thank You”:
“Research shows that grateful people are happier and more likely to maintain good friendships. A state of gratitude, according to research by the Institute of HeartMath, also improves the heart’s rhythmic functioning, which helps us to reduce stress, think more clearly under pressure and heal physically. It’s actually physiologically impossible to be stressed and thankful at the same time. When you are grateful you flood your body and brain with emotions and endorphins that uplift and energize you rather than the stress hormones that drain you.
“Gratitude and appreciation are also essential for a healthy work environment. In fact, the number one reason why people leave their jobs is because they don’t feel appreciated. A simple thank you and a show of appreciation can make all the difference.
“Gratitude is like muscle. The more we do with it the stronger it gets.”
Another excellent way to practice gratitude is by giving back to your community. At Accuro, one of the ways we choose to give back is by donating our time regularly to a local soup kitchen that serves lunch to individuals in need. Doing this not only allows us to serve our city and its residents, but it also helps us to remain firmly rooted in gratitude throughout the year.
What are you thankful for this season? How will you practice gratitude in 2017? Join the conversation. Tag your post with #AccuroTalks and let us know what you think!