We show our employees we appreciate them by recognizing accomplishments in weekly team meetings. We also find spending time together outside of the office helps build camaraderie and allows for employees to interact with others they may not work with day to day. For example, the last time we had everyone in Seattle we attended a Mariners game. In addition to our monthly lunches, we have an end of year party with plus ones to celebrate the year’s accomplishments.
We have a diversity and equity advisory board (https://www.candidate.co/equity/) to advise on how we hire, develop as a company and build DEI into our product. We have thought leadership speakers, such as Lionel Lee and plan to implement a DEI book club. It's a core value for us and at the heart of our company and product. We were at the forefront of including salary in job postings for our company and as a requirement for employers to post a role in our platform. We’re also excited to continue implementing DEI focused activities and exercises, such as creating team identity wheels.
Candidate is an inclusive company that values all ideas and prioritizes work-life balance. We're a small team from different backgrounds and ages but still come together to build the best company we can. We have the flexibility to be hybrid (in the office two days a week) or work remotely from anywhere in the country. We like to have fun, do awesome work, and spend time with our families.
A welcoming culture of connection and belonging. A fun example of how we uphold this connection is through a weekly icebreaker activity with open questions that encourage all types of perspectives and responses.