What a year of workplace paradoxes.
“Quiet Quitters” rejected hustle culture while (alarmingly) employee productivity tracking software was trending. A lasting tidal wave of quitting, kicked off by “The Great Resignation” of 2021, crashed into a tsunami of tech layoffs. It’s enough to leave anyone dazed and confused.
But, working with Certified™ great workplaces, I know there are bright spots. Companies that prioritize the employee experience, from nipping microaggressions in the bud to supporting LGBTQ+ colleagues. Remote/hybrid work models that broaden and diversify the talent pool. Examples of amazing company cultures are all around us – you just need to know where to look.
Every year we recap the most-clicked blogs on GreatPlaceToWork.com to reveal how leading employers shape a welcoming company culture. Here are the ideas that most interested readers like you in 2022…
Pride, fun, and especially meaning – employees who experience this magic trio on the job will stay longer in their roles. From interns to C-level execs, a sense of purpose drives loyalty and engagement. Committed employees feel their work matters.
Purpose excites workers at any age, but above all millennials, who are three times more likely to stay put when their roles feel intentional and special. Align yourself with these five priorities to retain today’s largest generation at work.
Take it from companies that know – it’s okay to not be okay. Employees have a lot going on outside of business hours, and the leaders who recognize this share how to holistically support their workforce.
Best companies are a lot like best friends – they listen, they care, they make us feel included. These four practices will unite and strengthen your team bond.
Put your people front and center. Storytelling on social media is a great way to highlight company culture and engage prospective employees. Steal these quick tips to boost a sense of belonging among employees and strengthen your employer brand.
Build a remote work model and diversity will follow. This practical guide shows how to support employees so they can work anywhere, anytime. More flexibility equals greater inclusion.
Does each employee at your company feel valued for their uniqueness? Read how a true sense of belonging at work can lower turnover while improving employee well-being and business performance.
Research shows LGBTQ+ employees feel less psychologically safe at work than their straight peers. “Say gay” and send a powerful signal that LGBTQ+ employees matter with this thoughtful primer on workplace support.
A paper cut is tiny, but it stings. So do microaggressions, the brief insults and indignities that BIPOC face daily. This exhaustive explainer details why they are so toxic and how to respond.