Farmington Hills, MI - December 7, 2017 – An intentional effort to advance workplace culture has resulted in GreenPath Financial Wellness earning three significant talent awards in the last 10 months. Each award honors GreenPath for its workplace culture and practices.
GreenPath is a national, nonprofit organization that has made a strategic pivot from primarily providing financial crisis support to a much broader view of financial wellness that meets people's needs at every stage of life.
To reach this goal, GreenPath has created a cultural shift embracing empathy and compassion that is expressed outwardly to its clients. GreenPath promotes a supportive culture that cares for the emotional wellness of its staff. For example, the company offers a rest and relaxation room, Wellness Wednesdays, coffee chats with the CEO, and courses aimed at personal and professional growth. GreenPath's recent awards reflect these efforts.
In January, GreenPath was named to the national Companies That Care Honor Roll. One of only 11 companies on the list, GreenPath was recognized for its workplace practices and community involvement in education, diversity and inclusion.
In August, GreenPath earned a spot as a Best Place to Work for Recent College Grads. GreenPath was one of 25 companies named to the national list. It was evaluated on six criteria: pay, benefits, professional development opportunities, work-life balance, company culture, and employee ratings on Glassdoor.
In November, GreenPath was honored in the mid-size category in the Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces 2017 competition. Companies are independently evaluated based on employee nominations and survey results.
"We dedicate tremendous resources to building a supportive, empathic workplace that enables staff to grow in their careers and succeed in life," said Danielle Crane, chief talent officer at GreenPath. "We are beyond thrilled to earn these awards that recognize and validate our intense focus on workplace culture."
Currently, GreenPath is training its leaders and client-facing team members on judgement-free communication techniques. The organization has found that this approach helps their clients feel more supported and comfortable, and therefore more likely to speak freely about their finances. Judgement-free communication also fosters a more positive and productive workplace.
"I'm so impressed with our staff. They see themselves in our organization's mission, and they are figuring out how to personalize their approach in ways that work for each client," said Kristen Holt, president and CEO at GreenPath. "Our culture change is successful because of the strength and commitment of our people."