Hearsay Social Named “Best Place to Work” in Bay Area
April 22, 2015
We are thrilled to share that Hearsay Social has been named one of this year’s “Best Places to Work” by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. Top employers were selected across five categories, and Hearsay Social was ranked No. 8 in the mid-sized company category.
“We are extremely proud of our strong company culture at Hearsay Social,” said Patty Buckley, VP of Operations, People and Culture, which includes a mentality of 1) people first, 2) company before self and 3) rapid execution. “This award is evidence of our growing reputation for being both a great company and a magnet for top talent.” In fact, approximately one-third of all new hires in the past year are from referrals by current employees.
Companies on the “Best Places to Work” list are ranked in various categories based solely on employee satisfaction surveys in areas such as work satisfaction, employee recognition, professional development, organizational leadership and management practices.
Here are just a few ways Hearsay Social fosters a winning work environment:
People-first approach to decision-making
When we set employee policies or programs, we always try to consider the best interest of the people before that of the company’s interest in them as employees. One example of our people-focused approach is with our vacation and leave plans; we’ve made them flexible, so that people can work around their life instead of build their life around the requirements of their work.
Open floor plans and transparency across teams
The Hearsay Social leadership team has made the “open-door” policy such a priority that we don’t have offices or doors. The leadership team sits in the open-seating plan with the rest of the company. Hearsay Social helps employees understand they are valuable by giving them access to senior leaders and providing easy ways to connect with colleagues from other lines of business.
Exposure to inspiring ideas and innovative thinkers from around the globe
Through our employees’ relationships, we’ve been fortunate and proud to host and hear from great leaders and innovators across industries. We’ve had fireside chats with Howard Schultz (the CEO of Starbucks), Bill McNabb (the CEO of Vanguard),Roberta Kaplan (the lawyer who argued the US vs. Windsor case in front of the Supreme Court), Square and Twitter executives, and many others. Making sure these events are crafted for all employees and ensuring that everyone has access to these incredible leaders reflects our all-for-one spirit.
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