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Knowland CEO Mike McKean Maps out how Employees “Belong, Thrive and Arrive”

McLean, VA, 11/22/10 – This past week, Mike McKean, CEO of The Knowland Group, the world’s largest data firm in the global meetings and conventions industry, penned an article on Recruitment, Retainment, and Creating a Culture of Success at Your Company. McKean’s article focused on Knowland’s Employee Development Pipeline, which encourages employees to “Belong, Thrive and Arrive” in their employment.
Below are key excerpts from the article, which can be read in full at
Belong: “Every growing enterprise can trace the fruit of its success back to the roots of teamwork. At Knowland, we give our employees a sense of Belonging through being part of a team. Our team works hand-in-glove throughout our company.”
Thrive: “We hire great people and then give them the tools and support they need to learn, grow, and Thrive. No one’s talents are wasted. In fact, we challenge every employee to build upon their strengths and enrich themselves both personally and professionally. This includes continued training at our Knowland University, as well as tuition reimbursement for those looking to further or begin their higher level education.”
Arrive: “Through teamwork and continued education we expect our employees to Arrive at their goal of professional and personal fulfillment. If our employees are learning, developing, and feeling fulfilled in their work, it betters our company as a whole. When they hit their stride and Arrive at the finish line of success, so has the Knowland Group.”
About The Knowland Group
The Knowland Group is a proven innovator, developing intuitive marketing products and services that streamline and support event and group sales in the hospitality industry. The company, headquartered in McLean, VA, serves over 2,000 hotel clients and 17,000 users globally. Knowland was ranked as the fifth fastest growing software company (public or private) in North America by Deloitte and the second fastest growing private company in the travel industry for both 2009 and 2010 by Inc. Magazine. For more information, visit, call 410-860-2270, or follow us on Twitter @knowlandgroup..


Tom Crosson, Communications Manager
The Knowland Group
(703) 869-1246


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