Introducing Team Eyefinity

New Recruitment Site Showcases the Company’s Unique Spirit, Culture

Team EyefinityEyefinity recently launched a new employment and recruitment website under the banner Team Eyefinity! This is no ordinary corporate employment site, folks; it’s a media-rich experience that speaks to Eyefinity’s unique spirit and culture.

As the tagline states, “People are our focus.” Eyefinity wouldn’t be the successful and engaging company that it is without its dynamic and hard working employees.

“Our people are our greatest asset,” said Steve Baker, Eyefinity president. “The job market is heating up, especially in technology and health care, and it’s becoming more difficult to find qualified people to help us complete our many exciting projects. Team Eyefinity will help augment our recruiting efforts and tell potential candidates about Eyefinity’s unique story. We want Eyefinity to be the top choice among creative and talented individuals.”

Job seekers can easily find open positions within specific functional groups at locations across North America, Europe, and Australia. Not only does the Team Eyefinity site make it easier for job seekers to find the latest opportunities within Eyefinity, but potential applicants can click a link to apply for a specific position.

The Team Eyefinity site features photos, testimonials, and videos of Eyefinity employees past and present to form an elaborate tableau that illustrates Eyefinity’s rich culture.

Visit Team Eyefinity today to learn more about our team spirit.

Advice from CEOs – Work for a Company that Aligns with Your Passion & Fosters a Positive Culture

Carrie Chambers, Eyefinity Director of Documentation

Carrie Chambers, Eyefinity Director of Documentation

All in Eight Years of Work
Eight years ago, when I was a young 23-year-old, I noticed a job posting for a technical writer at OfficeMate Software Solutions on my professional organization’s local chapter website. I applied to the job and became OfficeMate’s (and eventually Eyefinity’s) first technical writer.

Most people in my age group stay with a company for only a few years, at the max. In fact, I have one very successful technical writer friend who’s worked for six different companies in non-contract jobs in less than eight years. I admit that I’m a little shocked, myself, that I’ve been at the same company for eight years, especially when most of my peers are hopping from one company to the next.

Years ago, if you stayed with a company for many years, your loyalty was highly regarded. Now, the opposite is almost true – people may think that you’re stagnant, resistant to change, or unmotivated. I don’t consider myself any of those negative things, though – in fact, in the past eight years, I’ve grown from a lone technical writer to a manager of technical writers, I’ve been one of the first people in my field to become certified in my profession, and I’ve taken what I’ve learned on the job into the classroom at a state university to teach soon-to-be graduates the principles of business writing. So why do I stay, year after year?

I’d be lying if I said that pay and benefits don’t factor in to my tenure, but the reality is that for most of us, they do. But we all know people who have left high-paying jobs for lower-paying jobs because there was no balance between money and happiness. Learning that money doesn’t buy happiness is a hard life lesson. After you learn it, though, you can focus on company and career attributes that do bring joy. For me, and many others at Eyefinity, two of these elements are passion and culture.

I recently read an article in which some of America’s top CEOs offer their advice to new graduates. The most reoccurring piece of advice is to pursue a career that is aligned with your passion (Brian Sharples, CEO of HomeAway). Again and again, they reiterated that you should find something you are passionate about and the money will take care of itself (Rick Arquilla, President & COO, Roto-Rooter). I’m passionate about helping our product users understand how to efficiently use our products so that they can ultimately do what they do best – improve the vision of their patients. I get to work for a company that supports, respects, and encourages my passion. How great is that?

Corporate Culture
The second most common advice from the CEOs interviewed for the article mentioned above is to find the right corporate culture; don’t get hung up on what business the company is in (Rick Arquilla, President & COO, Roto-Rooter). Read that one over a few more times and think about it. The CEO who offered that advice works for Roto-Rooter. I’m guessing that most people do not find plumbing a particular flashy profession. But it doesn’t matter if your profession is plumbing or insurance or eyecare or software – the right culture can exist in any field. And at Eyefinity, I’m happy that it exists in our niche of creating the best ophthalmic software, online business tools, and complementary technology for eyecare professionals. A company’s culture should provide you with the reassurance and good feeling that you are making a difference in what you do for 40+ hours/week, every week, year-after-year. Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS, summed this premise up simply by stating that if a company treats its people like they make a difference, they will make a difference.

Join Us at Eyefinity
If you want to make a difference, align with your passion, and be a part of a corporate culture that actually makes you look forward to working every day, check out and apply for a job at Eyefinity on the VSP Careers website.

While wrapping up this blog post, I happened upon the following quote by Steve Baker, the President of Eyefinity. Steve wrote this quote years ago – it was not something that I asked him to craft for this post – and it was reassuring to find because just like the CEOs highlighted above, Steve believes in providing an environment for employees that nurtures passions and a positive culture:

“At Eyefinity, we’re passionate about our business. We focus on customer needs first, then on solutions that empower private practice. We deliver on our promises and then we celebrate our achievements. It’s hard work, it’s great fun, and it’s a culture that motivates us. I’m excited about the future because I know Eyefinity will be key to the success of private practice and the entire eyecare industry. At the end of the day, it’s all about a quality customer experience and a proud staff of talented employees.”

Optimize helps ECPs select and hire the best staff for their eyecare business

Finding the right employees for your practice remains a top concern for today’s private practice owner. To help provide the best solutions to our customers, Eyefinity recently formed a partnership with Optimize, a selection and hiring company,  that allows Eyefinity clients to receive preferred pricing on the Optimize hiring tool.

Specifically, Optimize helps eye care practices save time and hire better people by automatically evaluating every applicant’s cognitive ability, motivation, personality, and initiative using online scientific assessments.  Watch the video below to learn more about how Optimize can help you save time, increase sales and improve patient care all by hiring the right staff more effectively!

“Optimize has taken the guesswork out of the hiring process for our practice. It thoroughly screens applicants and appropriately rates their projected success within a range of positions. The Optimize staff is easy to work with and answers all questions in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Optimize to any doctor searching for employees who will grow their practice.” 

– Dr. Karen Heaston of Heaston & Thompson Vision Clinic, Richland, WA

To learn more, call Optimize at 800.330.2020 or visit optimizehire.com/eyefinity.html.

Eyefinity is Hiring!

We’re looking for qualified candidates to join our family. We offer exceptional benefits, competitive compensation, and robust training and development programs.  Here’s a sample of the current open positions at Eyefinity: 

  • Director of Education and Training
  • Executive Director of Product Management
  • Application Developer
  • Systems Architect

Here’s some information about us: Eyefinity is the only company in the market to provide a collective offering of Web-based and desktop solutions. With more than 26 years experience exclusive to the eyecare industry, Eyefinity offers proven, integrated desktop and Web-based practice solutions that help increase office efficiency and profits, shape customer experience, and deepen customer loyalty.

Check us out online and explore other open positions.

We’re hiring!

The Eyefinity/OfficeMate team is looking to grow, and fast!  Between now and early 2010, we will be adding 23 talented and dynamic individuals to our team as product managers, software support representatives, training specialists, implementation specialists and other roles.

Find out more about the open positions at www.vsp.jobs.

Eyefinity/OfficeMate’s Director of Documentation, Carrie Damschroder, shares her experience as an Eyefinity/OfficeMate employee: In addition to the tangible advantages of working for Eyefinity/OfficeMate, you also receive the added benefit of working for a small company with a personal appeal, while still being part of a global enterprise. For nearly six years, I’ve enjoyed working with fascinating, fun, and friendly people. I appreciate the way we are valued as employees and the support that is always available to us. At Eyefinity/OfficeMate, we work hard, but also play hard.