I want take a moment to divert from our usual commentary and share some great news that I am very excited about.
How many people out there do you know who would readily say they like their boss, love what they do, and feel they are treated fairly by their employer? Whatever your answer to this question, this is what our employees overwhelmingly told the Great Place To Work Institute, the organization that conducted an anonymous survey among randomly chosen Protiviti employees last year. I couldn’t be more proud of what I heard. And I couldn’t be more pleased that, as a result of the survey, Protiviti made the 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list!
This wonderful and well-deserved acknowledgement reminds me once again what talented, enthusiastic and dedicated professionals we have here at Protiviti. Ninety-six percent of our people said they are proud to work here. I want to believe this is because of the great care our organization takes to ensure our people are professionally challenged, respected, rewarded and given opportunities to grow, both personally and professionally.
Now, I know we’re not perfect, but I also know that no one on the planet is, either! In fact, my experience is that the very best organizations are quite tough on themselves and are never satisfied. And here at Protiviti, we, as an organization, are constantly striving to improve how we challenge and reward our people and create memorable experiences for everyone.
For example, at Protiviti, we take work-life balance and helping our communities seriously. In the consulting business, this sounds almost like an oxymoron, but 83 percent of our people said they feel encouraged to balance their work with their personal lives, and 92 percent said they are able to take time for personal matters, including personal growth and volunteering, when needed. This is a big deal at Protiviti. We encourage personal responsibility for achieving the work-life balance that works best for each person. It is this deep respect for our people as individuals, not just as cogs in a wheel, that makes this vital balancing act work.
We also encourage and support professional growth. Eighty-eight percent of our employees report that Protiviti often or almost always provides needed training, fair promotions and personally challenging work. Another nine percent report the company sometimes provides these opportunities, for a combined positive rating from 97 percent of employees in the “Great Challenges” category of the survey. Add the open communication and accessibility among the ranks and the support and mentoring that result from that, and you have an organization that keeps everyone in touch with what’s relevant in the marketplace and to their careers. These, I believe, are some of the factors that underlie the confidence and positive spirit of our professionals – and translate into exceptional work for our clients.
People often ask me why I’m still as active as I am. The answer is simple. I enjoy the people I work with and the clients we serve! So I’m not surprised that 88 percent of our employees say they often or almost always enjoy their colleagues and find their workplace to be fun and cooperative.
See what else our employees said at http://us.greatrated.com/protiviti-inc.
Thanks for allowing me to share these exciting results. What do you think makes a company a great place to work?