At LGC, we’re motivated by tales of career development and success, especially when it involves our employees. In this series, we’ll be sharing stories from managers at LGC and how they’ve moved up the ladder. Hopefully you’ll read something that inspires you to join our team and create a story of your own.
How LGC Helped Me Grow My Career
Despite having only been with LGC for six months, Derrick Rodney has made a huge impact since he joined our team of staffing managers in late October. Not only has he been key in continuing to build our New Orleans branch, but he’s also been integral in launching LGC Alabama. Before we talk more about Derrick’s time with LGC, let’s look at his experience before joining our team.
Derrick studied business management at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, where he’s originally from. After his studies, he gained experience in multiple industries, including education, security, and retail, mainly working in operations. In his most recent job (prior to LGC) as Human Resources Director for Walmart, Derrick utilized his position to encourage and motivate employees, showing them that anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it. After focusing his professional drive to ensure workers were engaged and treated fairly, Derrick set his sights on new employment opportunities and landed on LGC.
Derrick began his career with LGC in 2021 as a Staffing Manager in the New Orleans branch. His variety of past experiences combined with his desire to work closely with our workforce were two key elements in landing the job. His focus was (and continues to be) inspiring our workforce to grow as professionals and provide guidance when necessary.
Over the first several months of employment with LGC, Derrick worked quickly toward his focus of employee development. He worked closely with clients and workers to ensure coverage was met and that the workers enjoy the duties, flexibility, and environment of each shift. Part of Derrick’s success can be attributed to his genuine dedication in making sure that both clients and workers know that LGC cares about them. About their growth, their success, and about our combined efforts to get the job done.
Leadership took notice of his passion and dedication for everything LGC, and Derrick was offered the opportunity to transfer cities and join the brand-new Birmingham, Alabama branch. He happily accepted.
After a 16-hour bus ride, he arrived in his new hometown – just in time to tackle a giant event staffing concessions for a client in Talladega. Thanks to Derrick’s commitment, the newly opened Alabama branch became one of the top performing LGC offices (of which there are 40+) in the country. If he hadn’t already proved his potential and readiness for growth, Derrick’s willingness and ability to manage an event of this size by himself did it for him.
Derrick hopes that LGC is his lifetime employer, saying:
“With the continuous guidance of New Orleans Area Manager, Jeremy Rose and a steadfast dedication to teaching the Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Alabama teams, I know that LGC is the place for me long term. We’re a family. And with the systems in place, there is truly nothing that this company cannot accomplish.”
We know that with Derrick by our side, LGC’s future is bright – and the possibilities of what we can accomplish together are endless. We can’t wait to see what Derrick does in the future.