From Workforce Magazine –
Six years ago, Eric Watkins joined Abstrakt Marketing Group as an unpaid intern. It was his desire to learn everything about the organization that helped him rise in leadership ranks and contribute to revenue growth as Vice President of Partner Sales. Under Watkins’ leadership, he restructured the partner sales department, added 70 team members and saw referral sales rise 934%.
Watkins, 27, also acts as “Chief Huddle Officer” to ensure that teams convene three times a day. In the huddles, he leads discussions about the positive results of people’s work and closes the meeting with a team chant. This practice aims to improve employee morale.
The 2018 Class of Workforce Game Changers impressed with their accomplishments in all areas of human resources, including recruiting, culture, training and benefits. What really stood out this year, though, was the large number of applicants who have advanced HR technology and analytics in their organizations.
Eric has had a huge impact on Abstrakt’s growth thus far. We’re excited for the future of Abstrakt, led by game changers like him!
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