These employees are breaking barriers (and rocks) at Georgia-Pacific LLC. As heavy equipment operators at Georgia-Pacific's quarry in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Sarah and Emma are quite literally "crushing it."
Charles Koch and Chase Koch share a few tips to help you unleash your true potential and self-actualize. Each of us has unique gifts and abilities to be discovered, developed and applied to make life better and work more meaningful.
Because Koch was willing to take a bet on Cara, she was willing to take a bet on Koch. She accepted the offer and moved with her family to Wichita. Fifteen years later, Cara is human resources director for all of Koch Industries, where she still has oversight of how the company hires. Though many things remain unchanged from her own time as an applicant, the company has had to adjust some of its strategies to identify and even train untapped talent in today’s job market. To fill its nearly 8,000 open positions, Koch looks for “contribution-motivated” individuals who aren’t just focused on their own success, but in making the business and the people around themselves better. Though the term itself is relatively new at Koch, the concept behind it is consistent with how the company has hired for years.
Richard read anything and everything he could about the business and its philosophy, Market-Based Management®. His mom would send him every article she could find that mentioned Koch. Eventually, he got a hold of Charles Koch’s book, “Good Profit.” From that point on, his goal was to get a job at Koch. That goal would become his North Star and push him forward as he served the rest of his sentence and endured the hardships of life incarcerated. No longer would he allow his past mistakes to define who he would be in the future. “I got a lot of pushback,” he said. “I don't know how I convinced myself that it was a realistic goal, but I did. I was confident if I tried to apply the principles I was learning from the book, such as Principled Entrepreneurship™ and a continued dedication to learning and improving myself, that I was going to get there.” #secondchance #secondchancehiring
From making everyday products to developing groundbreaking innovations, none of it is possible without our people. To the more than 122,000 principled entrepreneurs across Koch companies: Thank you for everything you do. #LifeAtKoch #EmployeeAppreciationDay #Entrepreneurs