It’s hard to believe it has been 25 years since we opened the doors at Desert Medical Careers.
We’ve enjoyed great success and overcome challenging times, especially in the last few years. But through it all, we maintained our commitment to the medical community, both in Phoenix and around the country. It’s been a tremendous quarter-century, and we’re focused on a bright future. Of course, we couldn’t have had the successes we’ve had without our clients, candidates, employees, partners, and friends. We are so grateful for your support.
As we celebrate our silver anniversary this year, our thoughts turn to the past. Desert Medical Careers (DMC) began in 1996 with a vision to provide a more specialized and personal approach to medical staffing. Our secret sauce has always been to focus on each client and candidate. We meet with each candidate and get to know them face to face. The pandemic may have made that difficult to accomplish, but we found a way to make it work. Our goal is to build lasting relationships with our clients so we can more accurately meet their staffing needs. This has not changed in 25 years and will not change for the next 25.
As we think about our past and plan for our future, we’ve asked ourselves to explain why DMC has endured while others fail. Poor leadership? Bad business decisions? Strategic blunders? Changes in the staffing market? A global pandemic? Any or all of those things could have hurt our business.
At DMC, we attribute our longevity to gratitude. We are honored to support the heroes who work in the medical community for the past 25 years. We are actively appreciative for every client we serve, every relationship we build, and every employee we place. And while I’m sure this may sound a little trite, at DMC we believe that an attitude of gratitude creates personal power within our team and results in long-term success.
Studies have found an attitude of gratitude is a key principle of success. Having an attitude of gratitude releases a chemical called dopamine in the brain, which increases feelings of well-being and optimism and improves physical health. In turn, these benefits serve to increase productivity, decision-making, and problem-solving. Many people also report higher levels of energy, enthusiasm, determination, and alertness.
When we show gratitude, we are affecting not only our own mood but the mood of the people around us as well. Giving thanks goes hand in hand with the act of giving recognition. When we recognize another person, it inspires that person to give that feeling to someone else, leading to a swell in happiness and engagement–all of which directly influence performance, productivity, and retention. In other words, gratitude is contagious.
We must be intentional in spreading gratitude. Even in times of struggle and uncertainty, we believe cultivating a culture of gratitude is crucial to motivating employees and maintaining positive client relationships. At DMC, we believe gratitude has been a big part of our success. As we move forward into our next 25 years, we thank every single employee, client, candidate, and partner for your support. We hope that you will continue to walk with us along this pathway of gratitude. Together we can overcome anything.