Winners Announced in 2023 Stevie Awards for Great Employers

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Sep 19, 2023 @ 12:16 PM

Winners in the 2023 (eighth annual) Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, an international competition, were announced on Monday, September 18 during a gala event in New York City. The awards recognize the world's best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements, and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.

A complete list of Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners by category is available at

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A diverse group of organizations and individuals around the world are among those recognized. The organization that won the Grand Stevie Award for Most Honored Organization of the Year is Bank of America of Charlotte, NC, with seven Gold, seven Silver, and seven Bronze Stevie Awards wins totaling 45.5 points. Organization of the Year goes to the organization with the most award points, with each Gold Stevie win counting for three points, each Silver Stevie win for two points, and each Bronze Stevie for one-and-a-half points.

The Grand Stevie Award for the Highest-Rated Nomination of the Year goes to Globe Telecom Inc. of Taguig City, Philippines for their nomination of Ato Jiao for Chief HR Officer of the Year, which received an average score from the judges of 9.5 out of a possible 10.

Leading winners of Gold Stevie Awards include Bank of America (7), Cathay United Bank (5), IBM (4), Tata Consultancy Services (4), Tech Mahindra (4), Dimes Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (3), Enerjisa Enerji (3), Globe Telecom (3), Product Madness (3), TELUS International (3), Akbank T.A.S. (2), American Systems (2), Ayala Land Inc. (2), BlueSky Personnel Solutions (2), Borusan (2), DHL Global Forwarding, Freight (2), FedEx (2), GoHealth (2), Golden Hour Veterinary Telemedicine (2), Kordsa Teknik Tekstil A.Ş. (2), Saint-Gobain North America (2), Siemens AG (2), and Top Hat (2).

More than 1,000 nominations by organizations from 28 nations were evaluated in this year's competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 125 professionals worldwide acting as judges.

Stevie Award winners in the 31 Employer of the Year categories were determined by a unique blending of the ratings of professionals and the votes of the general public.

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize achievement in many facets of the workplace. Categories include:

  •         Employer of the Year Awards
  •         HR Achievement Awards
  •         HR Individual Awards
  •         HR Team Categories
  •         Solution Provider Awards
  •         Solutions, Implementations, and Training Programs or Media Awards
  •         Thought Leadership Categories
  •         COVID-19 Response Awards

The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes eight of the world’s leading business awards programs including The International Business Awards® and The American Business Awards®.

A sponsor of the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers is HiBob.

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Finalists in 2023 Stevie Awards for Great Employers Announced

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Aug 07, 2023 @ 10:10 AM

Finalists in the 2023 (eighth annual) Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, an international competition, were announced today. The awards recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements, and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.    

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Among the organizations with the most Finalist nominations are Bank of America (21), TATA Consultancy Services (TCS) (19), IBM (16), Kordsa Teknik Tekstil A.Ş- (13), Enerjisa Enerji and Enerjisa Uretim (12), Cathay United Bank (11), Tech Mahindra Ltd. (11), GoHealth (10), DHL Global Forwarding (9), Dimes Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (9), Akbank T.A.S. (8), Globe Telecom, Inc. (8), Peak on Air (7), Ayala Land Inc. (6), Doğuş Holding (6), Everise (6), PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (6), East West Bank (5), Helpware (5), Innova (5), (5), and PeopleTec, Inc. (5).

For a full list of finalists by category, visit

All finalists will ultimately be named Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winners. The placements will be revealed during a gala event on Monday, September 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Tickets are now on sale. The presentations will be broadcast live via Livestream.

More than 1,000 nominations from organizations from 28 nations were evaluated in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 125 professionals worldwide, acting as judges. The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize achievement in many facets of the workplace. Categories include:

  •         Employer of the Year Awards
  •         HR Achievement Awards
  •         HR Individual Awards
  •         HR Team Categories
  •         Solution Provider Awards
  •         Solutions, Implementations, and Training Programs or Media Awards
  •         Thought Leadership Categories
  •         COVID-19 Response Awards

Stevie Award placements in the 31 Employer of the Year categories will be determined by a unique blending of the ratings of professionals and the votes of the general public. More than 107,000 votes were cast by members of the public for their favorite employer this year.
The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards® and American Business Awards®.

A sponsor of the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers is HiBob.

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The Stevie® Awards for Great Employers Final Entry Deadline Extended through July 19

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jun 29, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Eighth Annual Awards Honoring World's Best Workplaces and HR Professionals Continues to Accept Nominations


The Stevie® Awards, organizer of the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, announced today that the final entry deadline for the eighth annual competition has been extended to Wednesday, July 19. The Stevie Awards for Great Employers honors the world’s best companies to work for and the human resources (HR) teams and professionals, HR achievements, new products and services, and suppliers that help to create and drive great workplaces.

“After many requests for individual deadline extensions, we have decided to extend the deadline for everyone,” said Stevie Awards President Maggie Miller. The original final deadline was June 27. Miller emphasized that no additional late fees will be charged for entries submitted through July 19, and late entries will not be penalized in the judging process.

All organizations now have three more weeks to prepare and submit their entries. All individuals and organizations worldwide - public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - may submit nominations to the Stevie Awards for Great Employers.

The 2023 awards will honor achievements since the beginning of 2021. Entry details are available at

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize achievement in many facets of the workplace. Categories include:

  • Employer of the Year Awards
  • HR Achievement Awards
  • HR Individual Awards
  • HR Team Categories
  • Solution Provider Awards
  • Solutions, Implementations, and Training Programs or Media Awards
  • COVID-19 Response Awards
  • Thought Leadership Categories

Fourteen of the 16 HR Individual categories do not require payment of entry fees. Winners in the 31 industry-specific Employer of the Year categories will be determined by a unique blend of public votes and professional ratings. Public voting is ongoing from June 29 – July 27.

More than 100 professionals worldwide, working on several juries, will determine the Stevie Award winners. Finalists in the 2023 Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards will be announced on August 7, and celebrated during a gala banquet, conditions permitting, on September 18 in New York, NY.

A sponsor of the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers is HiBob.

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Dynamic Simplicity: Outsourcing with Compassion

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Wed, Jun 21, 2023 @ 02:11 PM

op360_sage22winners_SquareSince 2006, Stevie-winner OfficePartners360 (OP360) has operated on the belief that simplicity is golden. This means engaging in 24/7 business process outsourcing services to help clients streamline work and focus on their core business.

OP360 has invested in resources and programs that nurture their people's potential and, thereby, support clients' success. They want to add more meaning to work by implementing strategic and impactful community extension projects.

While their business is primarily concerned with advanced technologies, they feel the human aspect makes their culture unique. Central to this simplicity is a dynamic of relationships and interactions built on shared values of engagement, credibility, transformation, empowerment, and service. Below are OP360’s recent achievements:

They optimized the company’s intranet and social media presence (Facebook engagement grew from <200 to ∼4,800 annually) to communicate events and policy developments to employees.

OP360 joined the Philippine Financial and Inter-Industry Pride to further strengthen equality initiatives and uplift the LGBTQIA+ workforce. In addition, they expanded HMO coverage to include common-law and same-sex partners as applicable dependents.

Growing from within, with 50% of new hires being referrals, OP360 joined the Information Technology & Business Process Association of the Philippines, which opens doors to collaborative events and upskilling & reskilling opportunities for employees. 

OP360 launched the Donate-a-Day Program, allowing employees to donate a day of their basic earnings toward supporting underserved communities in Cebu. OP360 matched every donation and distributed grocery baskets, face masks, and vitamins to beneficiaries.

Since the pandemic began, OP360 has supported employees and their dependents by providing flexible work arrangements with a corporate telecommunication package. Paid time off and care packages were offered to employees who tested positive for COVID-19. 

Resources were mobilized to facilitate recovery and relief efforts for employees and their families impacted by Super Typhoon Odette (Rai), specifically by:

  • Opening sites as temporary shelters, where packed meals and drinking water were available for free to employees and their families
  • Launching the Heroes Program, which extended a one-time financial bonus to employees who resumed onsite work immediately after landfall
  • Releasing a premium to all Visayas-Mindanao employees who worked during and after the landfall and additional early pay to help ease financial difficulties
  • Granting 100 employees a one-time financial grant as part of the #TogetherWeRise Financial Assistance Program, which saw OP360 executives matching every dollar donated by generous clients

OP360 has launched “common ground,” allowing employees the chance to chat with the top leadership about topics like company direction and personal hobbies. They also have initiated counseling sessions with HR and marked Wednesdays as Safety and Health Day, during which they share mental health tips.

There are organized virtual programs with professionals to foster an inclusive and safe space for a diverse workforce. They also recognize select employees for referring talented people through an all-expense-paid shopping spree.

This culture has been critical to their low annual attrition rate of 3% for all business lines combined. Additionally, their most recent employee evaluation gave them an overall score of 4.5 out of 5, which indicates that 94% of their people are satisfied with their roles, and 93% are having fun at work.

Team OP360 is fueled by recent achievements to continue doing right by employees, clients, and local communities.

OP360 won a Silver Stevie Award for Employer of the Year in Other Industries in the 2022 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers.

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Skills Development Solution Provider Emphasizes Self-Awareness Among Leaders for Lasting Business, Employee Growth

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Mon, Jun 12, 2023 @ 10:48 AM

22 spotlight Square-2-Jun-12-2023-02-45-28-9145-PMGold Stevie® Award-winner Management Dynamics Global (Management Dynamics) are leadership and team development experts, renowned for their ability to catalyze performance through teams, people, and servicing top global brands.

Management Dynamics routinely works with international businesses across a diverse range of industries and scales, building strong partnerships to inspire lasting growth, transform company cultures, and create differentiated performance.

With 25+ years of corporate human resources experience, Management Dynamics focuses on helping businesses adapt, survive, and thrive in a world of constant change by equipping teams and leaders to step up and stand out through their unique and unrivaled research-based blueprint for success. 

In the blueprint, they detail how the greatest leaders, teams, and organizations think, act, and communicate. It includes innovative and interactive in-person or virtual learning experiences that shift mindsets, differentiate performance, and fulfill potential. They leverage cutting-edge tools, methodologies, and their vast experience to build bespoke solutions across four key areas: leadership, teams, coaching, and talent management.

Management Dynamics Blueprint in Action
In 2020 a global leader in consulting and engineering commissioned Management Dynamics to attract, develop, and retain a pipeline of future-ready leaders to overcome the impact of COVID-19, a declining industry, and rising attrition rates.

Using the results of a Korn Ferry Assessment of Leadership Potential, their team designed a custom Leadership Excellence Programme to elevate the client’s business, power their progress, and pioneer their long-term success. 

They tailored the program to meet the client’s strategic needs and “Future Fit” vision of an empowered community culture, including 40% women leaders by 2030, with participants able to embrace bold ideas, new ways of working, and skills for the future. 

Management Dynamics’ approach to leadership development exceeded their client’s expectations by applying the following approach:

Employing pioneering methodology. Using the language of data, analytics, and science to prove skill gaps and associated risks to the business, they converted very technical thinkers to the value of building self-awareness, big-picture thinking, and experimentation into their leadership mindsets. As one participant commented: “The focus on self-awareness and self-management is what most businesses miss.”

Unlocking exceptional value. Where previous “cookie-cutter” in-person courses cost the client £300k+, this virtual offering unleashed 160+ Korn Ferry assessments, 365 hours of workshops, and 6,000+ hours of learning for 149 participants across 23 countries—all within 12 months and a budget of £30k. A 645% increase in participation exposed a rich global pipeline of future talent to accelerate and reinforce succession plans at all levels. 

Addressing diversity and inclusion. Virtual delivery lifted barriers to advanced leadership development for a much wider global cohort of the client’s employees. With 100% online and 90% co-facilitation, the client saved £300k+ in consultancy, travel, and accommodation; supported their 2030 goal of 40% carbon reduction; and connected a diversity of current and future leaders, including 36% women.

Inspiring long-term loyalty. Embedding pioneering, scalable talent development into a 160-year-old business highlighted that the client’s company remains an exciting place to work within an evolving industry. Engaged and empowered participants rated the program 4.7/5, surpassing the average of 4.4.

Looking toward the future, Management Dynamics noted that its rapidly growing reputation for transforming people, cultures, and organizations has catalyzed its own business performance. They are forecasting an exponential growth target for the next 5 years. 

Management Dynamics Global won a Gold Stevie Award for Leadership or Skills Development Solution Provider of the Year in the 2022 Stevie Awards for Great Employers.

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SmartOSC eCommerce Agency Applies the Same Simple Yet Effective Approach to Both Customer and Employee Happiness

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Fri, Jun 02, 2023 @ 10:04 AM

Established in 2006, Stevie-winner SmartOSC is a premium, full-service e-commerce agency, offering simple yet effective solutions, from consulting, website development, UX/UI design to managed services.

Over the past 16 years, SmartOSC has built its reputation through a focus on e-commerce and cost-effectiveness for famous brands and e-tailers around the world, such as LG, Paypal, and Nestle. With a “people-centric” strategy, they always strive to enable employees to grow sustainably in the industry and pursue their passion with a clear career path.

Despite the difficulties of the pandemic, SmartOSC still broke records in employee relations through the implementation of its people-centric philosophy and 5 core values: Sharing, Modesty, Action, Respect, and Transparency. 

22 spotlight Square-2-Jun-02-2023-02-03-30-7951-PMWith Internal Communication, all of the employees are communicated with continuously, clearly and transparently through diverse channels, especially during the pandemic. The Emergency Response Team (ERT) was formed quickly to monitor and make sure all employees are updated with the pandemic news. Over 20 e-newsletters/month & daily announcements about the pandemic.

During the pandemic, SmartOSC was one of a few IT companies that ensured employees’ jobs and financial status. Additionally, they implemented “work-from-home” only a few weeks in early 2020, ensuring business continuity and employees’ ability to work.

By Q4 2021, SmartOSC attracted both technology and non-tech specialists, increasing the number of employees to nearly 1000 across offices in Vietnam, the USA, the UK, Australia, Singapore, Japan, and Thailand. The company’s digital presence increased in reach and talent database. Over 1 year, their LinkedIn followers increased by 30%, and the fan page SmartOSC Careers (recruitment page) followers increased by 350%.

Their online training system, “Smart Academy,” has more than 1,000 online training courses stored, with over 30,000 hours of training and 40 internal seminars. Using this available training resource, more than 30% of trainees have passed international certificates, such as PMP, ISTQB, PMI-ACP. The company provides a transparent career roadmap with clear mobility opportunities to all employees.

One of the most important things that SmartOSC feels makes them unique from other companies is their “O-S-C” culture: “Open, Self-disciplined and Continuously growing.” Employees are free to speak to the CEO or Chairman about anything, including business or personal issues. More than that, employees are enabled to set their own pace and strategy without being forced to follow a common standard. 

Their philosophy encourages employees to have freedom and autonomy, with a flexible work time policy that allows employees to be more independent, productive, and creative by fully controlling their 8 hours.

They aim to incorporate employee engagement throughout every aspect of work life, not only in the company’s diverse activities every month, such as Family Day and Summer vacation. In 2020, they launched a CSR project called: “SMART GREEN FOREST” that planted more than 6,600 trees to reforest the barren hills at Xuan Son National Park.

SmartOSC won a Bronze Stevie Award for Employer of the Year in Computer Services in the 2022 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers.

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DHL Global Forwarding, Freight Takes Home Multiple Gold, Silver, Bronze Stevie Awards Honoring Achievement, Employee Incentives

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Fri, May 19, 2023 @ 02:36 PM

DHL Global FF square awards graphicDHL Global Forwarding, Freight has been named the winner of two Gold, two Silver, and three Bronze Stevie® Awards in the seventh annual Stevie® Awards for Great Employers. In six categories, ranging from diversity and inclusion to employee engagement and workplace health & wellbeing, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight impressed the jury with its commitment to its employees. The certification attests to DHL's achievement in implementing HR best practices, fostering a positive work environment, and encouraging its employees' personal and professional development.

Executive Vice President of Human Resources at DHL Global Forwarding & Freight, Harm Otten, said: “I am proud to announce that DHL Global Forwarding, Freight won seven 2022 Stevie Awards for Great Employers in six different categories. A big thank you to all our colleagues and their teams who have contributed to this amazing achievement, and above all, congratulations!”

In the Achievement in Leadership Development for Women category, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight won the Gold Stevie Award with its "Shift Up A Gear" program. As part of this program, the air, ocean and overland transportation freight specialist, together with other Deutsche Post DHL Group divisions, has identified female employees from around the world who have the potential to progress to Director or higher level. Through the program, the company aims to achieve at least 30% women at these higher levels by 2025. 

Another Gold Stevie Award went to DHL Global Forwarding Middle East & Africa in the "Reward & Recognition Strategy" category. They proactively recognized and acknowledged their employees' talent, success, and contribution to the company through two highly anticipated initiatives: “MEA Got Talent” and the Employee of the Year Conference. The jury commended the company for developing a creative, systematic approach to recognizing and rewarding talent that supports employer brand strengthening and talent retrofitting.

Part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), DHL Global Forwarding has been the expert in freight forwarding since 1815. Their air, ocean, and overland freight forwarding services include standardized transport as well as multimodal and sector-specific solutions, together with individualized industrial projects.

DPDHL is one the world’s largest employers, with a workforce of some 590,000 employees. In five divisions and 220 countries and territories, people are busy working in more than 1,000 different occupations.

DPDHL continues to offer attractive working conditions to some 590,000 employees into 2023 – as confirmed by the recent certifications from the Top Employers Institute. A total of 125 country organizations in 70 countries achieved Top Employer certification. For the first time, the Deutsche Post DHL Group as a whole was awarded Top Employer status in Europe. As in the year before, DHL Express and DHL Global Forwarding, Freight achieved Top Employer Global status, placing them among the best employers in the world.

DHL Global Forwarding, Freight won two Gold, two Silver, and three Bronze Stevie Awards in the 2022 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers in categories including Achievement in Leadership Development for Women, Best Reward & Recognition Strategy; and Achievement in Workplace Health & Wellbeing. 

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Gold Stevie-Winner Pharmavite’s Employee Wellness Program Offers Comprehensive Mental, Physical, Financial Support

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Tue, May 02, 2023 @ 11:12 AM

Over 50 years ago, the founders of Pharmavite sought to improve health and wellness by focusing on complete nutrition through essential nutrients and minerals. Since that day, they have been a leader in the health and wellness industry, earning the trust of consumers, healthcare professionals, and retailers. NEW Pharmavite Logo

Pharmavite’s purpose is to bring the gift of health to life. As a pioneer in the health and wellness industry and makers of Nature Made® vitamins—the leading national vitamin and supplement broad-line brand that’s ranked the #1 Pharmacist Recommended vitamin and supplement brand—this purpose starts with its employees.

Their employee wellness program, PharmaFit, brings their company's purpose to life by offering a holistic approach to support employees’ health and well-being. This program earned them a Gold Stevie Award for Achievement in Workplace Health & Well-being in the 2022 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers. This was Pharmavite’s fifth HR-related award in 2022.

The PharmaFit Employee Wellness Program
Pharmavite offers wellness challenges and onsite activities including massage, yoga, vaccine clinics, nutrition & financial wellness education, and meditation. They also partner with Virgin Pulse, a digital platform to support workplace culture change and provide easy access to wellness resources. 

The PharmaFit Program is grounded in its unique wellness strategy. The program launched in 2017 and has grown to a strategic company-wide wellness program with 95% employee enrollment, a full-time Manager of Wellness, an innovative digital platform, and a generous medical premium reduction.

When the pandemic hit in 2020, Pharmavite redesigned its wellness program to also be delivered virtually and to offer bi-weekly themed wellness guides; monthly wellness challenges to promote engagement on a variety of topics and keep employees connected; virtual yoga and meditation (still offered today), and webinars focused on stress, anxiety, and burnout in partnership with the company’s EAP.

As mental wellness needs grew, the company curated special programs to support employees and families. Yearly, they sent “self-care” wellness gifts to each employee to remind them of mental health support along with wellness items to promote good sleep and relaxation. When they returned to the office in 2022, an EAP therapist was on site to help employees adjust.

Drive-through flu shot clinics opened in the Fall of 2020 with outdoor COVID-19 vaccine clinics at all Pharmavite locations for employees and family members; booster shot clinics continue to be offered.

Pharmavite also broadened its wellness benefits to support the changing needs of employees, including:

  • Free digital memberships to ClassPass@Home and Peloton with discounts on bikes and treadmills so employees could stay active in the safety of their own homes
  • to support caregivers
  • Free tutoring for the children of employees
  • Zoom fitness classes for kids at home, giving parents a much-needed break 
  • Lyra Health to provide free emotional support for employees and families
  • Onsite wellness rooms including a Peloton bike and space for yoga and meditation 

In Pharmavite’s 2020 employee engagement survey, 72% of employees responded favorably to “I feel supported with Pharmavite-provided programs, tools, and resources to help me effectively manage my health and well-being during the pandemic.” In the 2021 survey, 81% responded favorably to “I feel my benefits are competitive,” which is 16% higher than external benchmarks.

Pharmavite won a Gold Stevie Award for Achievement in Workplace Health & Wellbeing in the 2022 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers.

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Gold Stevie-Winning ValueLabs One-Stop Destination for All Things Tech, Employee Wellness

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Wed, Apr 26, 2023 @ 11:36 AM

22 spotlight Square-2-2ValueLabs is a global technology company specializing in software product engineering, data technology, design, and consulting.

The multinational corporation delivers success to its clients by designing and implementing digital transformation tailored to their needs. ValueLabs believes that a prosperous digital journey is ensured by prioritizing the business strategy & business model, tools & technologies, and people & processes.

One of the frameworks that ValueLabs developed and employs is the “The Digital Flywheel™”, a solution design playbook to drive digital transformation for companies with varied business needs. Focused on business strategy at the core, “The Digital Flywheel™” uses cross-functional elements such as User Experience, Analytics, Automation, and Product Development to tailor solutions to the clients' unique business needs. Their client NPS stands at an industry-high of 90, a testament to their commitment to delivering value to clients.

They had humble beginnings in 1997, starting with a philanthropic act of building free-of-cost, computer-based learning programs for school students, and have since expanded to a global operation spanning 26 locations, 7,000 associates, and 300 clients worldwide.

Combining their expertise with the ability to take risks on clients’ behalf as strategic partners, they successfully create tangible value for all things technology and design.

Core Values & Employee Benefits
The company’s leaders have succinctly captured their founding principles and purpose within the statement, “Doing the Right Thing, Always.” – emphasizing their unwavering commitment to ethical conduct and moral integrity. ValueLabs’ commitment to improvement and evolution has led to their employee NPS rising to 80 since 2020 (compared to the industry benchmark of 50).

The company fosters a merit-based culture by identifying and promoting high-potential individuals to leadership positions, regardless of factors such as gender, age, or ethnicity. Employees have the freedom to explore areas they enjoy working on as they accord equal importance to talent, experience, and education. Additionally, the company endeavors to provide accelerated career paths for promising young graduates.

ValueLabs’ commitment to the well-being of their employees and their families is exemplified through their Employee Assistance Program. This program provides a range of support services, including vaccination drives and wellness activities to address social anxiety, work-life balance, and depression. They have made significant strides in enhancing their medical insurance benefits, increasing coverage by up to five times over the past two years. They also proactively introduced COVID-19 insurance at no additional cost to employees and created financial trusts for the families of employees who passed away in an untimely manner. 

Moreover, ValueLabs demonstrates its commitment to investing in the future of its employees and their families by sponsoring top-rated international tutors through its “ImagineEd” program. This program has been designed to help children develop a well-rounded education and establish a strong foundation for their academic and personal growth.

To encourage continued innovation, they created the “Ideathon” framework to solve client and internal business problems. They implement this through their “ThinkTank CoE” to provide a structure for regular brainstorming on novel, out-of-the-box ideas. Additionally, through its "Imagine" entity, the company encourages its employees to explore their technological interests and bring their ideas to life in the form of real-world projects.

Since Winning Their Stevie Award
ValueLabs is focused on building trust with businesses and continues to prioritize its two key stakeholders: Customers and employees and has achieved industry-leading employee and client NPS.

They have also extended the “ImagineEd” program to various areas such as education, culture, and art. To ensure the best quality of learning, the program carefully selects some of the best teachers globally who bring insights, questions, and methods that strengthen fundamental knowledge.

ValueLabs won a Gold Stevie Award for Employer of the Year in Computer Software among Companies with More than 300 employees in the 2022 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers.

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Multiple Stevie Award-Winner Glass of Learning Specializes in Behavioral Transformation, Empathy Training for Leadership Development & Effectiveness

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Mon, Apr 24, 2023 @ 11:46 AM

3-1Stevie-winner Glass of Learning, Inc. is a Toronto-based leadership development and design firm focused on changing businesses. Chief Experience Officer, Nancy Priest says, “to change results you must change behavior. At Glass, we’re learning strategists and behavior-change specialists.” 

During COVID, Glass revolutionized its well-known Leadership Road™ training virtually via VirtualGlass™ and applied it to great success. This platform is now available for facilitators to access and run virtual learning. 

The VirtualGlass program earned Glass of Learning both a Silver and Gold Stevie Award in the 2022 edition of the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, for Most Innovative Leadership Program and for Achievement in Leadership Development, respectively.

VirtualGlass™ Program
Approximately 95% of organizations invest in leadership training, an investment that equates to a whopping $366 billion globally. However, most leaders are still not trained on how to properly step up to the plate—leadership training rarely if ever “sticks.”

After 25 years of training Fortune 500 leaders, Priest quit in 2014 to start Glass. She wanted to customize programs (versus templates), develop programs quickly (in days instead of months), and for training to be effective in practice. Priest decided to take on the challenge of working with large manufacturers and specializing in training frontline leaders and plant management—nearly all men.

In early 2018, Priest launched her revolutionary global leadership training program, Leadership Road™ for frontline Supervisors, a groundbreaking 27-week “journey,” with the timeframe chosen as it is thought to be the required time for training to “stick” psychologically. The journey begins with in-depth “discovery” aimed at finding the “burning issue” at hand. The Program is based on the premise that adults learn through play as children do. 

In 2019 Priest launched the Manager version of Leadership Road™. Then as COVID ravaged the globe, the 27-week program went virtual and was called VirtualGlass™, fully customizable because one size never fits all.

For example, Glass had a large international manufacturer whose managers were increasingly overwhelmed and disenfranchised during COVID. The Glass team created virtual activities to teach them how to move forward in their thinking vs engaging in perceptions and paradigms that block progress; how to transition easily in challenging situations; and how to avoid assumptions that can disrupt teams.

As more and more managers and staff became ill, missing out on entire skill sets, Glass customized VirtualGlass™ to teach emotional intelligence as well. Teaching empathy increased problem-solving and professional coaching skills.22 spotlight Square-2-1

Next, complementary videos taught teams how to work and manage remotely. Glass released the “Leadership to Life” program, customized for graduates of Leadership Road™. This program took the Journey’s leadership principles and extended them to daily and family life and activities. Many participants have since reported being better partners and parents.

Finally, Glass was asked to create an innovative Supervisor Peer Mentoring program, enabling graduates now working off the floor to continue learning and growing by taking on the role of coach and mentor to new participants moving through the 27-week program. This program was designed to increase confidence in the Supervisor graduates and enable new participants to quickly take on the learning role with a mentor to help escalate the learning process.

As of mid-2021, the VirtualGlass™ became available for facilitators to purchase subscriptions and access ready-made content.

Glass of Learning won a Gold Stevie Award for Achievement in Leadership Development and a Silver Stevie for Most Innovative Leadership Program and in the 2022 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers.

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