Architecting the Arc Aspicio Employee Experience

Architecting the Arc Aspicio Employee Experience

Architecting the Arc Aspicio Employee Experience

  • We make applying and interviewing easy by using a social media recruiting management tool, implementing a mobile-friendly application process, and communicating diligently and frequently with candidates
  • We attract the best talent by offering endless opportunities for internal company involvement, a flexible career model with tremendous promotion opportunities and mentoring, experiential learning programs, and frequent opportunities to provide and receive feedback
  • We give new team members the tools to succeed by offering practical training, resources, and guidance on how to thrive and grow from Day One. Beyond the first day, our employees can drive their own professional development by following our career model with clear paths toward promotion and participating in our Peer Groups, a big company investment in 2018
  • We’re always looking to improve. Throughout the year, we encourage our employees to offer feedback through many channels, including our Engagement Survey, 360 Feedback Program, Yammer, and frequent conversations with our people. We love to generate ideas and inspiration from within our company

With the new year ahead of us, the Arc Aspicio employee experience is a strategic initiative where we document our full end-to-end experience and apply Design Thinking to improve our existing methods and innovate new ones!

About Arc Aspicio
Arc Aspicio is a management, strategy, and technology consulting firm that takes a mission-oriented approach to complex client challenges. Focused on innovation, Arc Aspicio provides services in strategy, design, human capital, operations, analytics and visualization, technology and information sharing. The company is known for a strong, collaborative culture that values gratitude, provides leadership opportunities, and explores the future. Our teams take a human-centered approach to working with clients and are flexible and responsive within dynamic Government client environments where missions evolve and new priorities arise sometimes even daily. We thrive on these situations and promote continuous improvement and new ideas. And, #welovedogs! Follow us on Twitter @arcaspicio or learn more at www.arcaspicio.com.

Human Resources (HR). What comes to mind when you hear “HR”? Hopefully, it’s positive! While most people would answer with “processing paperwork, administering benefits, onboarding and paying employees, etc.,” HR in 2018 is so much more. As the Association for Talent Development argues, HR is about being an “experience architect.” It can transform the employee experience.

The Arc Aspicio Talent Team focuses on this exactly – architecting the employee experience. We are responsible for attracting and recruiting extraordinary new talent, and retaining, engaging, and developing our existing talent – from an employee-centric point of view at all times. We do this by applying a Design Thinking mindset to our full-cycle employee experience starting from our high-touch recruiting process and throughout our employees’ development with us.

At Arc Aspicio, we keep the employee at the center of the recruiting process from the start. We focus on the following themes for an employee’s experience with us:

Contributors

Lucy Kuhna |

Lucy Kuhna is a Junior Associate at Arc Aspicio on the Talent Team where she specializes in Human Resources. She joined Arc Aspicio with a background in recruiting and executive search. Lucy graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2013 and obtained a B.A. in International Languages & Cultures with a concentration in Spanish.

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