Firstly, it’s a level of respect and gratitude for every single employee. Our culture is built on mutual respect, transparency, and low-ego communication. We encourage people to bring their whole, authentic selves to work to help shape the future of TOGGLE. To encourage growth within the company, maintain our stellar retention, and promote cross-cultural competency, employees benefit from our“Exchange Program,” which allows for interoffice travel opportunities and the ability to work in any of our global offices. On top of our flexible remote work policy, unlimited PTO, and flat culture, we also pay employees $2,000 in cash or $10,000 in stock options for taking two weeks of real, sustained time off, away from work. We believe that paying employees to take holidays is one of the most impactful things we can do to support every individual’s emotional and physiological well-being.
Internally, our workplace culture is built around Dr. Donna Hick’s 10 Essential Elements of Dignity: Acceptance of Identity, Recognition, Acknowledgement, Inclusion, Safety, Fairness, Independence, Understanding, Benefit of the Doubt, and Accountability. We believe that having a foundation of dignity as our cultural backdrop allows us to have a safe, respectful, and inclusive culture that is often lacking at tech startups. Our leadership team comes from diverse, intersectional backgrounds. All three of TOGGLE’s founders are immigrants who’ve learned to speak English as a second language, adding to our cultural competency as a globally-distributed company. We believe a healthy culture is ultimately top-down, so our leadership members have opportunities to participate in regular training and workshops and our standard hiring practices are focused on building diverse teams, mitigating internalized bias, and maintaining our retention rate.
TOGGLE AI has extremely ambitious plans for creating and sharing the absolute best tools to help investment platforms. We recognize that this will be a multi-year journey and therefore our absolute priority is the recruitment, retention and enrichment of phenomenal teammates. We hire for “culture add”, not “culture fit” and we embrace the tremendous creative potential of diverse voices.
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