More than a company's financial structure, more than the product that they offer, a company's greatest asset is its employees. To that end, corporate culture has become one of the leading considerations in the job market. A study from Columbia University reports that job turnover in companies with lower cultural values can be as high as 48.4 percent, in contrast to 13.9 percent in environments where employees are happy. While happiness is paramount, employees should also feel engaged and challenged at work. The level of engagement employees experience has a direct relation to the earning potential of a company, according to the Harvard Business Review.
You may have heard of stellar examples of corporate culture in action: Google offers a daycare program for their employees, Asana has a chef to prepare personalized meals, Evernote offers unlimited vacation days, and Dropbox has a full laser-tag setup. As the sophistication of work has increased, companies are looking to provide welcoming environments for their employees, taking care of their worries and concerns so that they are able to produce their best possible work. This shift of the individual employee taking precedence over the whole of the company can largely be seen within the startup and technology communities, but that certainly doesn't mean that these lessons are any less applicable to other businesses.
SimplyCast understands the worth of valuing its employees, as there is neither brand nor company without the efforts of the talented staff, no matter what their actual role within the company is. Employees are encouraged to work outside of their comfort zones, so our marketing team might be working on design and our developers may be out attending sales meetings. The opportunity for both personal and professional growth is actionable for anyone who wants to take advantage of it and employees are given all of the tools to succeed.
Another one of SimplyCast's big advantages is its flexible work schedule. Provided that an employee works their allotted number of hours each day, they can choose to come in as early as 9 AM or wait until as late in the day as 1 PM to start their day. While this may seem like a small thing, catering to everyone's individual work style makes a big difference, ensuring that every employee is ready and willing to do their best work on their own schedule. Flexible schedules ensure that work is not seen as more important than life and makes working in Silicon Dartmouth even more appealing.
The reality of life in the developed world is that everyone needs to work to earn an income so they are able to afford the necessities of life and, therefore, working itself could be seen as a means to an end. While many people are content with their current jobs solely for that reason, SimplyCast is willing to go the extra mile and provide incentives and bonuses to employees who are responsible for driving platform growth; many employees are also shareholders in the company, establishing a symbiotic connection wherein the company's success is also their own.
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