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What Happens When An Employee Leaves After Spending 10 Years With An Organization?
Goodbyes are always tough, especially when you have stood by someone or something for a decade. One of See & Recruit's senior team-member recently departed the organization on a good note after a decade-long association. It was an overwhelming experience for the entire S&R family, as Mrs. Puja Shah (PS) was an integral part of the core committee. As the Regional Head, she used to handle the Western Region for the RE sector.
Puja's contribution over the years towards the growth of See & Recruit has been spellbinding. While her stint with us has been full of milestones, the most remarkable one is perhaps the lifelong relationships she has established with some of her acquaintances. So much so that not even a single person was left dry-eyed during her farewell speech.
For the farewell, S&R organized a delicious four-course meal for the team members of all the branches, namely in Mumbai, Gurugram, & Bengaluru. A cake-cutting ceremony followed it in Mumbai, and a few surprises were planned for PS as well. Such thoughtful efforts speak volumes about the culture of See & Recruit and the camaraderie each one share. All the working professionals treat each other like family and with a lot of respect.
Coming back to the day, to Puja's surprise, the S&R family created a stupendous reel for her, including all the past highlights of moments she spent with us. The fabulous journey she enthralled since our inception. As soon as she saw the reel, she burst into a puddle of tears. Every snap recalled her of the great times she experienced by being a part of the company. Seeing her in tears majority of others also reciprocated through an inordinate reaction by getting emotional themselves. In fact, for a moment, the HR was distributing tissues to wipe tears!
However, the cherry on the cake was the surprise visit of her best friend in the organization, who heads the S&R's Gurugram branch. Yes, you read that one right! Co-workers can be besties even when you stay in different cities. It may sound astonishing to some that our CEO Mr. Tushar Rathod went out of his way to make his team members' last working day memorable. That's why he arranged Puja Shah's best friend's surprise visit to Mumbai. While PS. was already going through a zillion emotions, her BFF's sudden arrival in the office left her speechless.
The besties were elated to see other, and we were inseparable after that. Next, we gave some time to Mrs.Shah to absorb the moment. Meanwhile, the spread was ready, and everyone relished the lip-smacking 4-course meal and the besties also soon joined. After enjoying the scrumptious Chinese cuisine & variety of desserts, everyone gathered near Puja's desk for the cake-cutting ceremony. Where Tushar & Phalguni shared their experience of working with her for over a decade and how her enthusiasm will be missed on the floor. As tributes and accolades poured in from members of different departments, even our CEO & COO went down memory lane.
Succeeding that, Puja addressed the entire office and talked about her long-term alliance with See & Recruit. While crying inconsolably, she expressed her immense gratitude and how blessed she felt to have worked in a workplace filled with optimism and did not believe in the carrot-stick approach. She peculiarly mentioned all the senior-management personnel with whom she has been working for years and shares a special bond with.
After the cake-cutting ceremony and the emotional speech, other firm members created an ambiance of enjoyment. They played some music for the seniors to enjoy their last moments in the office with Mrs. Shah, which were captured. The S&R family also made a super-fun dance video with Puja in the spotlight. So overall, the farewell ended on a lighter and happier note wherein everyone wished Puja Good luck for her future endeavors and then resumed work for the second half.
About See & Recruit
See & Recruit is a Boutique Search Firm with a strong focus on Real Estate, Infrastructure, and BFSI for Mid, Senior, and Leadership level Hiring. Our operating philosophy is based on the principle that organizations achieve the highest level of performance when they are staffed with the right people who fit their Corporate Culture. Our branches in India are located in Gurugram, Bangalore, and Headquartered in Mumbai.
You can contact us at www.seenrecruit.com