Discovery Day is a big deal at Express Employment Professionals. It’s a chance for us to welcome possible members of the family to the Express International Headquarters in Oklahoma City and show them the expansive support team behind our franchisees.
Candidates are flown in groups to Oklahoma on a Thursday afternoon and treated to dinner to get to know David Lewis, Vice President of Franchising, their Franchising Director, and their Zone Vice President.
The next day, candidates are whisked to a big welcome reception at HQ before they have a meet-and-greet with the Express Executive Team.
The rest of the morning is filled with presentations before possibly making the life-changing decision to become an Express franchisee. These presentations include a tour of the building and support team information.
If there is time before the candidates return home, they might make the short drive to Express Ranches to meet the company’s ambassadors: The Express Clydesdales of Express Employment Professionals.
Discovery Day Award
In late January, the HQ employees had the honor of celebrating the awarding of the Westmoreland-Fayette County, PA, territory to Paula Schmidt! Paula was a Sales Representative in the Pittsburgh, PA (West), office for six years before she made the decision to own her own franchise. She also took on a business development role and trained a few Express franchisees.
“Paula is a driven, successful individual who will do whatever it takes to be successful,” said Brook Wise, Regional Franchising Director. “She performs consistently and certainly understands what it will take to be successful.”
In the Pittsburgh West office, Paula helped the franchise achieve Circle of Excellence for the past three years, including Bronze last year. The Circle of Excellence recognizes the top performing offices in the Express system of more than 750 locations.
She believes that being an Express franchisee herself will help her achieve her goals of helping develop her internal team, helping her clients grow, and helping good people find good jobs in her community.
Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated more than $3.02 billion in temporary sales in 2015. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually. Visit ExpressFranchising.com for information on starting an Express Employment Professionals franchise.