Celebrating Thanksgiving during a pandemic can be strange. It may add stress, requires some risk calculations, and many will find themselves still staying away from people they would normally enjoy drawing close to…. All this can heighten the awareness we have of isolation and refresh the profound trauma many have felt.
As tough as this year has been, it has also shown us how we all can be a lot better when we work at it, together. We are exceptionally thankful for the companies we have worked with that have remained diligent in their efforts and found new ways to serve their clients. They looked at crisis as an opportunity to innovate and refresh, and we admire all you have done to continue to grow.
We are thankful for the candidates who have entrusted us with their future and put their careers in our hands as we figure out how to navigate a tough job market and get creative in finding new roles in new endeavors they can be passionate about. Their decision to partner with us is a large part of what makes it possible for us to figure out what the new normal will be like and connect with others in ways we haven’t before.
We would like to show a deep debt of gratitude towards all the professionals who have exhausted themselves and put their own lives at risk during this pandemic. Not a one of us can likely have or display enough thanksgiving for our healthcare workers, doing their best to sometimes just stay afloat, even though they know another wave of illness is headed their way. We salute you!
Thank you to the disaster and public health researchers who have helped us become more COVID aware. They’ve tried everything imaginable to get us important, fact based messages even in the face of derision; shore up and even radically innovate our supply lines; and stay one step ahead of a virus constantly building speed to outpace and seemingly outwit our abilities to defeat it.
We are thankful for all the people who have kept wearing a mask, even though it can be annoying, adds another thing to our everyday carry, and we may often just rather not. Hats off to all who are maintaining a physical distance that seems strange, as painful as it may be. We are also thankful for the people and companies who are working to keep their communities fed, housed, and healthy, dedicating so much of your own personal resources and volunteer time to these causes.
We are deeply thankful, too, for our own team members and the bevvy of consultants working alongside us who have been with Cerca over the years; and for the growing, new network of connections who have joined us in our latest endeavor – the Talent+Talks podcast. To all of our colleagues, it has been eye-opening and humbling to even think you would spend a moment sharing your brilliance, hard work and insight with us every day. Because of all you give us, our lives, personally and professionally, are made much richer.
In as much as you can, take a moment and give thanks. And know, we are forever thankful for you.