RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

MAR 2019

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24 March 2019 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE MoxiWorks blends diverse recruitment and self-improvement methodologies to encourage creative growth H ow can a technology company stand apart from the competition in a high-stakes, innovation-hungry world? For MoxiWorks, the solution is simple. In fact, it all boils down to diversity as a recruiting strategy and a deep-seated drive to self-improve and give back to the community, helping to attract and retain talent, as well as encouraging the creative growth that's produced many of the tech company's real estate tools, widely utilized by today's top brokerages. Proud of what the company has achieved, York Baur, CEO of MoxiWorks, says the success can be attributed to a diverse staff and the continuous integration of a young workforce that exhibits intellectual curiosity. "What we have now is a magical blend of people who are new in their career—who have a beginner's perspec - tive and are very open-minded—blended with people who have the experience to prevent disaster and to help each other," says Baur, stating that young employees typically "want to push the boundaries and improve themselves, and have the drive to do that all the time." The key to a productive workforce regardless of the wide range of experience? A collective effort to help the business flourish by continuously working toward self- improvement and helping fellow team members thrive. Marc Chouaniere, the company's vice president of Mar - keting, has frequently witnessed this camaraderie since he first joined MoxiWorks last year. "We're quite fortunate to be attracting some of the best and brightest, as it's quite competitive in the Se - attle market," says Chouaniere, who also believes that young talent is key to appealing to a young audience. "Young talent tends to have a new perspective in the way they tackle problems," explains Chouaniere. "It's made for a much more dynamic culture here, where younger folks are applying a new level of thinking." Of course, the reciprocal relationship between these young recruits and veteran staff is what churns out the best technological ideas, a result of core values that firmly stand by helping each other regardless of experience. "Our senior-level employees sometimes have a 'Lunch and Learn' for some of our junior employees—something that wasn't implemented, but just started happening," says Chouaniere. "This way, the junior employee ramps up much faster and doesn't drive off cliffs, and the senior employee gets the energy and is reinvigorated, forced to rethink things they thought they knew." Inspiring Innovation by Liz Dominguez

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