Marlene Bandars named January Shining Star

CEO Gene Brake presents Marlene Bandars with the Shining Star Award
CEO Gene Brake presents Marlene Bandars with the Shining Star Award

Marlene Bandars, staff member at the Woods Bros Realty Lincolnshire Square office, is the January Shining Star recipient.

One of her many nominations read:

“Marlene takes on a challenge with a smile on her face and determination.  She always tries to find ways to simplify our business lives whether it be time or money savings.  As her time permits, she is willing to help with projects that she certainly would not have to assist with.  Not only does she assist, she asks if she can help before even being asked.

She has volunteered to do work for the other support staff when they are over-loaded and is just a joy to be around.  I can’t say enough about Marlene’s infectious attitude and work ethic. If you were to look up the definition of team player, you would see a picture of Marlene.  She sets the bar high for others to strive toward.”

Shining Stars are HomeServices of Nebraska associates, including managers, employees and agents, who help make our company a better place for our customers, clients and for each other. Nominees must exemplify the following:

  1. The person went out of their way to exceed the HomeServices of Nebraska Standards and best practices.
  2. The gesture or service was above and beyond normal job requirements or expectations.
  3. The employee, manager or agent went beyond the call of duty to ensure the needs of a customer, fellow employee or agent.

Anyone is invited to nominate employees, agents or managers who have displayed The Shining Star Spirit. For someone to be recognized, a Shining Star Nomination Form must be submitted by the 15th of every month. *A participant is eligible to win one (1) time per year.

Shining Star Values

Positive Attitude – A positive attitude is focusing on what is useful, beneficial and worthwhile in each and every situation. Your attitude is displayed through your words, actions and facial expressions with your customers and those around you.

Accountable – Accountable is being responsible for your actions and behaviors as they impact customers and those around you.

Responsive – Being responsive is being open to the situation as it occurs and responding in a sensitive manner to meet needs and expectations.

Teamwork – Teamwork is helping each other win and taking pride in each other’s victories. No one person or department alone can provide for the comprehensive needs of our customers. We achieve our goals when working together as a team.

No Excuses – A culture of no excuses acknowledges when mistakes or perceived shortcomings are made and seeks to correct or make right rather than rationalize or justify the problem.

Exemplary – To serve as a model or example of positive action; strive for high performance standards and deliver results. Demonstrate technical competence. Set high standards for self, demonstrating integrity and superior customer service skills.

Responsibility – Responsibility is acting with initiative and understanding that our organization and our customers are depending on us.

Service – Service is everything we do to exceed the needs and expectations of our customers at all times.

Safety – Demonstrate the importance of safety and how it may influence our daily lives.

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