BizVoice/Indiana Chamber – May/June 2017
1. Microsoft Corporation
matching donations up to $15,000 a year to charity
organizations and schools; flexibility to work from home or schedule
as needed; annual winter party for employees; extended maternity and
paternity leave; 100% of medical premiums paid; formal and informal
mentoring and internal job postings; paid sabbaticals.
2. Edward Jones
associates in good standing with three years of
service can become partners; chance to earn all-expense paid travel
award trips to exotic destinations; online contest to be entered into a
drawing for an all-expenses paid trip to anywhere in the continental
United States; free executive MBA degrees.
3. Colliers International
on-site gym and personal trainer; employee social events
throughout the year; community and philanthropic support efforts; monthly
“3rd Thursday” fun activities to boost camaraderie; off-site all-company
retreat with dinner and annual awards reception; retro arcade video game
machine, which has spurred tournaments and good-natured competitions.
4. Horseshoe Casino Hammond
full-service urgent care and wellness center for
employees and spouses or partners, with an on-site wellness team;
regular family and employee celebrations and giveaways; service
incentive program to cash in recognition credits for merchandise, gift
cards, concerts and trips; on-site farmer’s market with chair massages.
“In 2017, we are focusing on ensuring our employees have
a stronger work/life balance. We are reviewing our
policies and modifying them as relevant where the scales
are more equally weighted between work life and home
life. We are a business that never sleeps, so fostering a
culture that allows our employees to disconnect and focus
on family just makes them more energized and recharged
when working. Our employees are rock stars, and this
year it’s all about celebrating their rock star status!”
Dawn Reynolds Pettit
Regional Vice President Human Resources
seven paid days off each year to volunteer, plus a
$10,000 grant to each of the top 100 volunteers annually to donate to
the nonprofit of their choice; $100 per month wellness
reimbursement; FunForce team organizes contests and social events;
100% of employee medical premiums paid by the company.
employees valued as more than a number; company
culture empowers employees to be themselves; company only
promotes from within; flexible schedules; challenges within each office
to boost production; tuition reimbursement; several regional year-end
awards to recognize achievements and hard work; opportunity to earn
7. Blackboard, Inc.
tight-knit team given the opportunity to spend time
together in and outside of the office, which has cultivated friendships
and even an in-office wedding; Indy 500 chair race through a maze of
desks with snacks and happy hour; pajama party with breakfast;
adoption assistance and additional paid parent leave.
free resort vacations with travel allowance; on-site
nurse practitioner and fitness center with free personal trainers and
wellness programs; compressed workweek and flexible schedule and
work-from-home options; meditation room; chair massage therapists;
alternate job experiences to try a new role while keeping current job.
9. Turner Construction Company
office closes at 2 p.m. on Fridays in summer
months; tuition reimbursement, up to $40,000 lifetime maximum;
staff awards up to $1,500, a plaque and a formal recognition at an
awards luncheon; “Award for Innovation” rewards teams and
individuals for implementation of ideas and the top prize is $10,000.