July 4/11, 2016; Volume 30, Number 27
Tuscaloosa, Ala.—Resource & Financial Management Systems (RFMS) held its annual company training week here, wrapping up the festivities with a fun family night in nearby Birmingham.
RFMS places high importance on providing continuing education for all staff members. As such, everyone comes together once a year at the corporate headquarters in Tuscaloosa to attend department and company-wide meetings and training sessions.
RFMS employs 80 people, with 63% working remotely. “We have always been a very family-oriented company, and we feel it is important to bring together not only the staff members at least once a year but to also include their family members for a fun get-together,” said Terry Wheat, RFMS president. “RFMS introduces hundreds of enhancements to the software each year and we believe in keeping everyone on the team up to date with our software development. Also, it is beneficial for everyone to stay on top of current software trends in general as well as current training methods.”
To end the week of training, RFMS reserved the McWane Center, a hands-on science center located in Birmingham for the private event. More than 225 people, including staff, spouses, children and grandchildren, attended the dinner and “evening of discovery.”
During the last day of training the RFMS staff attended a working luncheon where many employees won trips, concert tickets, vacation days and other prizes. No one left empty handed. “We had a contest during lunch to see if anyone could guess the number of combined years of flooring and RFMS experience we had represented in the room,” Wheat recalled. “In that room we had 1,234 years of flooring experience and 1,070 years of RFMS experience—the numbers are mind-boggling.”
This wealth of experience, according to Wheat, shows how RFMS has become the business and software giant it is today. “Our team works hard all year long to provide the best software for our flooring clients out there. This event is just a small way to say ‘Thank you’ for their hard work.”