By Debbie Bolla
Kevin Silva has a pretty solid understanding of what today’s employees are looking for: a sense of inclusion and purpose, a diverse work environment, expanded benefits offerings that include financial wellness, and opportunities to grow. With this in mind, the CHRO of Voya Financial led a cultural transformation at the organization, designing a “One Voya” culture that has earned the company recognition as a certified Great Place to Work®. And now more than ever, leading candidates are looking to contribute to an employer of choice.
“We don’t fill boxes at Voya -we bring people in for careers and grow them across the organization,” Silva says. “We look at their aspirations and challenge them, and this approach helps create a ‘One Voya’ concept.”
Voya’s culture is also driving satisfied and engaged employees. A recent third-party engagement survey found:
- ninety-five percent of employees say they are proud of where they work;
- ninety-three percent say the organization has a great atmosphere; and
- ninety-three percent report that their work provides them with great challenges.
For HR leaders looking to elevate their culture, there’s even more advice in Finding the Right Fit. A good place to start is by evaluating the current state of organizational culture and decoding opportunities to improve. A three-step cultural audit, in which organizations ask, document, and analyze, provides a road map to understanding, improving, and establishing the right work environment.
Because as many HR leaders already know: Culture eats strategy for breakfast.