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At M&A, we believe small things go a long way. Our employee onboardings begin with personal introductions at all levels of the company. We want to know where you’re, what you enjoy, and why you chose to work with us. We stay connected throughout your engagement and genuinely want you to succeed. We’ll even give you a ‘roadmap’ to help you get there.

Our M&A core values define what is necessary to be successful in the workplace. We stay connected through your work, finding meaningful reasons to connect as an organization through monthly Meet-Ups (virtually or in-person), informal networking with peers, celebrating milestones and anniversaries, and our internal reward & recognition program: The Confetti Award.

This year, our Confetti Award went virtual. Employees are encouraged to recognize a peer or their personal achievements every month by completing a nomination form. A peer-filled judging panel comprised of previous award winners reviews nominations monthly and scores using the following criteria:

  • Excellence: Have an exceptional commitment to the quality of work delivered
  • Continuous self-improvement: Always keep learning and growing professionally
  • Initiative: Be counted on to fill various roles and exceed expectations. Recognize new opportunities and client needs.
  • Professionalism: Be knowledgeable, reliable, and respectful; act with integrity.
  • Teamwork: Make a real difference by working together to achieve the best.

It is no surprise that people respond well to receiving affirmation, feedback, and rewards for a job well done. However, it’s not always easy to receive recognition when surrounded by top performers. So, what does it take to become a five-star consultant?

Well, a five-star consultant is one who consistently exceeds expectations each day. Not only do they outperform the person sitting next to them, but they do it professionally. They may also receive formal recognition from the pleased client. A five-star consultant can be easily recognized as a mentor by their peers–they go out of their way to offer assistance to others who are new or provide valuable suggestions or ideas within their team. Their role as ‘mentor’ can be formal or informal, simply by offering assistance in some small way.

The five-star consultant is usually effortless to set in a crowd. They are constantly raising the bar for themselves by taking on challenging projects or tasks to complete. Management feels comfortable providing them with many leadership opportunities because they know this individual can tackle challenging problems with little to no direction. Overall, this individual puts the work in and selflessly advocates for everyone around them.

Perhaps most importantly, the five-star consultant values the importance of personal development by pursuing opportunities to learn new skills and obtain new certifications in their field. They’re constantly pushing themselves to be the best versions of themselves in their profession. A five-star consultant always manages to find a way to better themselves and anyone around them.

Are you a five-star consultant? Maybe you want to work in an environment that encourages and rewards excellence. If so, we want to meet, work, and celebrate your achievements. We’ve been called a hidden gem and one of the best workplaces. M&A is an environment of worthwhile change and a culture of community and trust.

Give us a call today. We’ll be so happy to hear from you.