Second Consecutive Year, GreenPath Named Free Press Top Workplace: Instilling a Culture of Empathy, Compassion and Balance
- November 14, 2018
Farmington Hills, Mich., (November 11, 2018) For the second consecutive year, GreenPath Financial Wellness has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2018 honor by The Detroit Free Press.
The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”
“We are once again honored to be recognized as a top workplace by our employees, whose feedback reflects our commitment to creating a culture that embraces empathy and compassion,” said Danielle Crane, Chief Talent Officer.
Driven by human-centered design practices, GreenPath is committed to promoting judgment-free communication and has even invested in an empathy coach. Fostering empathy allows employees to listen for people’s needs and connect with the experiences of others, whether it be fellow employees or GreenPath clients.
“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”
GreenPath attributes this success to the organization’s shared core values: “We foster innovation and change by working collaboratively, encouraging new ideas, and engaging our employees’ talents in order to support people in their journey to financial health,” Crane said.
In addition to a shared purpose and collaborative atmosphere, GreenPath employees receive many unique benefits to help them excel both at home and in the workplace. Employees who work at or visit GreenPath’s Farmington Hills headquarters can utilize an on-site gym, a rest-and-relaxation room, and an onsite café.
GreenPath Financial Wellness is a national nonprofit organization that provides financial counseling, education and products to empower people to lead financially healthy lives. In working directly with individuals, and through partnerships with other organizations, GreenPath aims to remix the American dream so it works for everyone. Headquartered in Michigan, GreenPath has nearly 500 employees and operations about 55 offices in 22 states. GreenPath is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). For more information, visit greenpath.org.
About Energage, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 47,000 organizations representing well over 16 million employees in the United States.