In March this year, Riversand employees were invited to participate in a survey by Great Place to Work® – a global authority on workplace culture that decodes the employee experience with their rigorous, data-based model and deep insights to define what makes a workplace great.
The response was inspiring – a whopping 92 percent of employees surveyed said that Riversand is a great place to work, compared to a typical U.S.-based company which averages 59 percent of the same response.
The visual representation of words drawn from the Trust Index™ survey describes the meanings and values drawn from employee responses and shows their sentiments.
You will notice, for instance, many words convey positive employee experience: PEOPLE, FAMILY, TEAM, OPPORTUNITIES, LEARN, and GROWTH twice.
The other responses to this survey included open and collaborative culture, accessibility and engagement of the CEO, and supportive, family-like working relationships.
The best projection, perhaps, is Riversand’s response to caring for its employees during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Making a company “the place” for our employees requires taking the time to assess our workplace culture and then determining where to nurture and improve our talent and succeed as a business.
While senior leaders are pleased with gains of gratitude and global cooperation, they do not pat themselves on the back and remain complacent of these scores.
Instead, they introspected the core aspects of Riversand that have made it possible for us to become a great place to work.
The employee experience impacts everything for us – from our organizational culture to our bottom line. When our employees can trust their managers, take pride in their work, and have camaraderie with fellow workers, the whole company prospers.
What makes us even more special is our:
Leaders and managers at Riversand take a keen interest in their employees, making sure they provide the tools and learning opportunities needed not only to get the work done but help advance their careers as well.
However, there is always room for improvement. Our leadership recognizes the points made by our employees on what’s not working. And we acknowledge our commitment to address in the best way possible these needs to overcome current challenges.
The three opportunities for improvement are:
As our leaders invest comprehensively in the future, they continue to create new opportunities for our employees within Riversand and also become a significant source of market value creation in existing and emerging business segments.
Riversand’s certification as a Great Place to Work is a validation of the culture that everyone has built together so far.
Looking forward, we will continue to build future people models and sponsor continuous improvement in the company’s programs, procedures, policies, and activities a priority.
Interested in joining a strong global team and a Great Place to Work®? Visit our Careers page to get started.
Saloni Sachdev is Riversand’s Vice President and Global Human Resources Head