These are unprecedented times for human health and safety. The pandemic impacts the very nature of how we live and work. But business continues to move forward, albeit in new ways and, for many, from distributed locations.
For HR professionals leading their companies through this tumultuous time, it’s vital that we reflect on employee experience.
Alexion’s culture is rooted in integrity, inclusiveness, and our dedication to joining and supporting the communities in which we live and work. In a continuous effort to advance our people and our company, colleagues at our College Park manufacturing facility in Dublin, Ireland, launched an initiative to enhance the culture at their site. Employees were asked to share ideas and suggestions for programs that support Alexion’s culture values as well as its social responsibility platform. The response was overwhelming and “Culture @ College Park” was born.
By Kip Compton, SVP, Cloud Platform and Solutions Group
I recently had a great experience attending Cisco’s third annual Leader Day which happened to fall on a pretty historic day for us — the day Cisco was named the #1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Places to Work. We took a moment to celebrate this exciting recognition, but then dove in to the full day’s session.
I spend a lot of my time thinking about corporate culture. Since we grew the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in 2015, through the acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich, we’ve been navigating that interesting space of culture creation. You’ve got the established culture of the acquiring company and then you’ve got the established culture of the acquiree. How are those two things supposed to automatically mesh or even mesh after several years?
EHS programs are most successful when they’re embedded in company culture, where employees feel they have the knowledge and encouragement to play an active role in program initiatives. Building EHS into company culture can be challenging as many EHS managers work hard to manage programs across multiple facilities on tight budgets and with limited resources.
When you get more than 200 DoGooders together in a desert, great things happen. The passion and enthusiasm from everyone who attended Benevity's annual Goodness Matters client conference last week was incredible, and we left Palm Springs more convinced than ever that we, as companies, have an incredible opportunity to create the change we want to see in the world.