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How Cadence Supported Employee Mental Health in a Year of Crises

Cadence is about as high tech as it gets, but people power enabled the company to navigate a challenging 2020.  San Jose, Calif.-based Cadence provides software, hardware and services used by other technology firms to produce the computer chips and other building blocks found in phones, computers, automobiles and a host of other everyday products.  But a high-trust culture of collaboration was critical to the way Cadence and its 8,700 …

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Fortune 500 Executives Tell Us What Their Post-COVID Workplaces Will Look Like

With people starting to roll up their sleeves for a vaccine and employees eager to get back into the office, employers are deliberating when and how they’ll re-open their offices. In our recent study on returning to the office and the post-COVID workplace, we surveyed 79 executives from 56 Fortune 500 companies. Executives told us how they’re …

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4 Ways Great Place to Work Certification™ Will Build Employee Trust Now

In recent months, we’ve talked a lot about how COVID-19 is affecting companies and teams around the world, and how the Best Workplaces™ are responding. We’ve touched on supporting employees’ mental health, keeping remote teams engaged, helping telecommuting parents manage their unique situation and more. It would be easy to look at our COVID-19 resource hub and think that the only things that a …

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How Maven Clinic Has Supported Working Parents and Inclusion During a Tough Year

By Ed Frauenheim and Claire Hastwell. COVID-19 made Kate Ryder even more committed to her mission to support parents and families. Kate is the founder and CEO of Maven Clinic, the world’s largest virtual clinic for women’s and family health. And as a parent of two children under five years old, she experienced first-hand just …

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How This Small Business Improved Employee Experience by an Incredible 24% in Just 2 Years

Image: Co-president and CFO, Brandy Amidon and her daughter, Annabelle, in their family-friendly office. Employee engagement surveys are a great tool for assessing your company culture, but just collecting the data isn’t enough. To gain real, tangible results in the workplace, you need to dig deep and analyze the “why” behind your survey results. Creative …

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Remote Work Productivity Study Finds Surprising Reality: 2-Year Analysis

By Chandni Kazi and Claire Hastwell. Pre-pandemic, only 5% of American employees worked from home. In May 2020, that number shot up to over 60%. Our own survey of Fortune 500 executives shows a similar increase, from 16% to 65% of staff working virtually. This massive shift has stirred up questions about the future of work and most notably, …

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The Best Workplaces™ acted as outstanding role models during tough times.

Many may agree that 2020 was an unforgettable year for many organizations. Regardless of all the challenges and hurdles, Best Workplaces™ performed even better and proved more effective in upward/downward communication and management. Throughout the crisis, dealing with uncertainty was the name of the game and it reiterated the importance of effective and timely communications. …

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Returning to Work: 4 Things You Should Be Asking In Your Employee Survey

By Claire Hastwell and Marcus Erb. If your return-to-work survey is only asking employees about face shields and hand sanitizer stations, you’re not asking the questions that will help you steer your business through the uncertainty of returning to the office after quarantine. Employees’ concerns run much deeper than protocols. What’s crucial right now is asking …

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