By: Meredith Carr, Digital Marketing Specialist | 4/28/2023 | (5-minute read)
Joining a new company can be daunting. You’re in a new environment, surrounded by new faces, and trying to navigate a new set of responsibilities. But what if you could explore different areas of the company, learn new skills, and become a champion within the same organization, all while having fun? That’s exactly what The Big Gig program at Percepta is all about.
As a proud employee of Percepta, I was thrilled to be a part of the launch of The Big Gig. The program was born out of feedback from employees who expressed a desire for professional development and career opportunities within the company. Management listened and recognized the importance of growth and development for their employees, and through various strategy meetings, the Big Gig was born.
By participating in The Big Gig, employees can gain a deeper understanding of how things work within the organization and get hands-on experience in different roles. The goal is to provide a platform for team members to develop themselves and grow professionally.
But it’s not all about career development. The Big Gig also provides the perfect opportunity to have fun while learning. Participants have the opportunity to network with colleagues from different departments or locations, share ideas, and collaborate on projects.
We’ve already completed the first pilot of The Big Gig, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Participants learned new tools, met new colleagues, and deepened relationships. Heather Stessman recently completed the Percepta Lookbook Gig and said, “I am extremely grateful for this experience and keeping my fingers crossed that it wins Percepta another MarCom award!”
When asked about the next phase of the program, Mia Manning, Employee Engagement Partner and Big Gig Coordinator said, “The Big Gig program is expanding, and the next release of the program will allow agent-level employees to apply. This expansion will open up even more opportunities for individuals who may yet have had access to these kinds of experiences before. With each release, we’ll continue introducing new ways for everyone at Percepta to engage in meaningful work experiences that help them build their skill sets while connecting with colleagues worldwide.”
In conclusion, The Big Gig is invaluable for any employee’s career development. It gives you the tools you need to become a champion within Percepta, no matter your role or department.
To learn more about the Big Gig Program, hear about it from our recent Big Gig Mentees.