One of our key LPs is "We care about the people"- On a daily, we are checking in with current initiatives to make sure our employees know we would be nothing without them. We give daily shoutouts during our stand-ups to the good work our teammates are doing. We empower them to have ownership over their roles, and the company and encourage them to implement their new ideas. We use recognition tools for further kudos. Leaders and managers make time for every employee, whether it is to answer questions or provide mentorship. We trust our employees.. We encourage employees to put themselves and their well-being first. We cater lunches on Wednesdays in our Seattle workspace, and fly out all of our employees several times a year to collaborate in person, and take them out for some fun! We are feedback oriented. We are still figuring things out, but we are always in learning mode even with our employee lifestyle. We collected feedback and thoughts from our employees to develop our culture and not stay complacent (office vibe).
We are focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. This is who we are, not just something we say. We have an in house, culture focused group, who builds out regular events, and once a month meeting to help keep the feeling of belonging. The events are dreamed up by the employees themselves. These are things like a company cookbook, virtual challenges, game nights and meet ups. We love that our employees all show up as their authentic selves. Recruiting side, we are dedicated to utilizing tools to create job descriptions that speak to our dedication in the D&I space, as well choosing to source on diversified job boards, offering diverse internships and gearing towards blind resume review and interviews.
I asked our employees this question. They shared that they feel heard and appreciated. It is exciting to be the only start-up tackling this vertical, and they feel motivated but what we are achieving.
Constantly learning, Best internal cross-functional team, Our focus on Mental Health care, and work-life balance.