We are excited to announce that ClearCompany was recently named one of the Best Places to Work by Boston Business Journal, and we’re so honored.
Just recently we won the Best HR Management Suite Software from G2 Crowd, which was amazing, and are now overwhelmingly amazed to be named and one of Boston’s Best Places to Work. We’ve worked hard to be the best. Our software has proven itself and now our team can have a well-deserved celebration, because it is their work that has helped us achieve this honor. It has become clear that as our platform has evolved and grown into an industry powerhouse, our workplace and team have also grown into a cultural force to be reckoned with.
What it means to be a best place to work
For me, this award is not only about our Boston office, but rather all three of our locations. All of our employees contribute to this wonderful, unique and special place to work, and I am incredibly proud of the culture we have maintained through this phase of growth. Our commitment to our employees is that we will continue to make ClearCompany a place they feel proud of and excited to call their home. We’ve been investing in our culture from employee one, and strongly believe in practicing the talent success message we preach. We call it “drinking our own champagne.”
How to be the best place to work
It goes without saying that talent is a company’s most valuable asset. Your employees not only represent your organization. They share the company’s mission with positivity and enthusiasm, and actively seek to contribute towards its aspirations.
Congratulations @ClearCompany for achieving one of the Best Places to Work according to @BosBizJournal
Being one of the best places to work doesn’t come without hard work and dedication. The part of the equation that often gets the most attention is having a pay scale that's competitive. While this is certainly key to acquisition and retention, it doesn't make you a truly great employer.
The way you treat your employees is the single largest contributor to becoming one of the Best Places to Work. At ClearCompany, we created a culture that respects our employees, gives them independence and authority, and values their opinions and one that doesn’t allow for negativity. Most importantly, we are a fully transparent, aligned workplace where everyone understands how their work contributes to company mission and vision.
Not only does this have a positive impact on morale and productivity, but it makes our company a place that people want to be part of. In companies where employees are kept in the dark and micromanaged, you’ll find that the employees are disengaged and unhappy.
Pay, benefits, vacation time and retirement are all important, but if employees don’t have the ability to break from their work life they will easily become burned out. A recent survey found, that 26% of more than 1,000 respondents admitted they were working too hard and 17% of those who said they felt overworked also said they often made mistakes at work. Having flexible scheduling that enables employees to balance work and life leads to loyalty and creates a strong employer brand.
How to recruit A-players by being the best place to work
It has become very clear to us that A-players know other A-players and at ClearCompany we rely heavily on current employees to provide top-notch referrals. Research shows referrals are less expensive, reduce time-to-hire, are of higher quality and have a lower turnover rate. You’ll find top performing employees when you create a work culture that inspires great employee referrals. Referrals provide better than average candidates because employees know your company culture and have an idea about what employees work successfully in your organization. When you create a culture like this, you’ll notice your talent starts improving and your A-players will flourish.
It doesn’t matter how much you pay, what perks you offer or how great your recruitment is, if you don’t have employees that respect what you do, it’s hard to attract and retain A-players. People want to work somewhere they can be proud of and they want to feel like they are part of something that’s making a difference.
Want to work with a company that’s winning awards for its products AND its people? Join us at ClearCompany!
Andre is the CEO and co-founder of ClearCompany. Prior to ClearCompany, Andre was Global Managing Director at Thomson Reuters, where he ran a 1Bn global business across 90 countries. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Andre was responsible for product development and operations at CCBN, a company he helped grow from a small start-up to number 36 on the INC 500.