Flexible hours. Collaborative team environment. Hands-off leadership style. Feeling valued as an employee. What do you look for in a job?
When we asked three of Boyer & Associates’ newest hires why they chose Boyer and what they think about it now, these were just a few of the benefits they highlighted. Consultants Kristen Hosman, Susan Laux-Maede and Darin Vialpando have each been with Boyer for several months now, and all are happy with their decision to join the growing ERP and CRM provider.
“I’m not leaving so there’s my decision,” Vialpando said.
“This is my last stop to retirement. I’m not going anywhere else. This is it,” added Laux-Maede.
Hosman agreed, saying, “I don’t have any regrets making the decision to come back to Boyer.” Hosman, a Microsoft MVP, worked for Boyer in 2013 as a Dynamics GP consultant and recently returned as a Dynamics 365 Business Central consultant.
Boyer continues to add top talent to its Business Central practice. Now Boyer is looking to hire even more Dynamics 365 Business Central consultants. As Microsoft’s cloud ERP gains momentum, Boyer, an early adapter to the platform, has gained a reputation for its ability to tackle complicated implementations. Several organizations have sought out the company’s expertise to fix failed Business Central implementations.
“This is just the beginning (of Business Central). It’s pretty exciting, and it’s exciting to be a part of it within the Boyer organization,” said Laux-Maede, another Dynamics 365 Business Central consultant.
For her, moving to Boyer changed little about her actual job role, but the work culture changed dramatically. She came from a corporate environment where she felt undervalued and micromanaged.
At Boyer, she said, “People are friendly. People are nice. People are easy to work with.”
Vialpando seconded his appreciation for the team mentality. “The team environment itself, the people that I’m working with — They’re awesome. I couldn’t ask for better colleagues,” he said.
Vialpando works the support desk for Dynamics GP, a key position at Boyer, which prides itself on providing high-quality, timely service to all its clients. Vialpando is front and center to the most difficult issues within Dynamics GP. Despite the explosive growth in cloud ERP, Boyer continues to maintain top talent for servicing our on-premise clients as well.
Leadership also gives the consultants time to grow their skills, encouraging veteran consultants to take time to train others.
“They always tell you to take time if you need to train yourself to train yourself,” Vialpando said.
“You’ve got a good group of people who are willing to help each other. There’s no politics,” Laux-Maede added. “You have all the opportunities to develop and grow yourself.”
Boyer offers flexible hours too. This benefits both employees and clients, who work together to determine the best schedule to meet a specific deadline. Consultants are encouraged to get the job done, not sit at a desk for a specific number of hours.
“You work what works for you,” Laux-Maede said. “If you want to work four days a week, we can make that happen.”
For Hosman, a mother of two young boys, that flexibility has been especially helpful since the pandemic hit.
“We are all working from home. We are all burnt out whether you want to admit it or not and taking a day off is not like it used to be,” she said. “To me that is a huge perk, just having that flexibility.”
Flexible hours and a hands-off leadership style go hand in hand. All three consultants agreed that they appreciate the Boyer leadership trusting their employees to get the job done rather than micromanaging each consultant.
“When you talk about the culture, that is Boyer – no drama, professional, helpful. We get the job done,” Hosman said.
Of course, the Microsoft world fosters hundreds of ERP resellers, so what makes Boyer so unique?
“There’s a lot,” said Hosman. “I think we’ve all worked for other partners and you look at culture, flexibility, pay based on your skillset. Those are all huge factors, but I would say number one is the people. Boyer would not be Boyer without the people.”
“You’re in an environment where people value your skill and you’re needed and wanted, and that doesn’t happen everywhere,” Laux-Maede said.
Vialpando added, “(It’s) the culture and environment.”
It’s something we like to call “the Boyer Experience.” If you’re a seasoned professional and if this type of environment appeals to you, we’d love to talk. Check out our Careers page to learn about open positions or upload your resume.