By Debbie Bolla
Kevin Silva has a pretty solid understanding of what todayâs employeesÂ are looking for: a sense of inclusion and purpose, a diverse workÂ environment, expanded benefits offerings that include financialÂ wellness, and opportunities to grow. With this in mind, the CHROÂ of Voya Financial led a cultural transformation at the organization,Â designing a âOne Voyaâ culture that has earned the companyÂ recognition as a certified Great Place to WorkÂ®. And now more thanÂ ever, leading candidates are looking to contribute to an employer ofÂ choice.
âWe donât fill boxes at Voyaâwe bring people in for careers and growÂ them across the organization,â Silva says. âWe look at their aspirationsÂ and challenge them, and this approach helps create a âOne VoyaâÂ concept.â
Voyaâs culture is also driving satisfied and engaged employees. A recentÂ third-party engagement survey found:
- ninety-five percent of employees say they are proud of where theyÂ work;
- ninety-three percent say the organization has a great atmosphere; and
- ninety-three percent report that their work provides them with greatÂ challenges.
For HR leaders looking to elevate their culture, thereâs even moreÂ advice in Finding the Right Fit. A good place to start is byÂ evaluating the current state of organizational culture and decodingÂ opportunities to improve. A three-step cultural audit, in whichÂ organizations ask, document, and analyze, provides a road map toÂ understanding, improving, and establishing the right work environment.
Because as many HR leaders already know: Culture eats strategy forÂ breakfast.