Why is this headline important? Because, Google’s HR Chief Laszlo Bock tells Forbes (cite),
There’s intense global competition for the best, most creative minds who are able to create the biggest, most important things, and that’s going to continue accelerating. That’s why it becomes even more important to create a kind of workplace where people want to be.
Of the recognition, Huron’s CEO and President James Roth focused on company culture and Huron’s talented employees, stating (cite),
“Our talented people and unique culture provide the foundation for a collaborative workplace that focuses on delivering value to our clients while maintaining a positive work/life balance and an energized and engaged employee base. This award is purely the result of the talent of our people and their focus on creating a robust work environment that emphasizes professional development, client service, and community responsibility. To be recognized as one of the best employers in the nation is an honor that we are all proud of.”
In education, we have a lot to learn from these leaders and their award-winning companies. Their messages and actions translate to education: Education leaders must have a great desire to move from good to great; Education leaders must see value in continuous systems improvement; and Education leaders must engage employees to build and sustain a culture of high performance.
O’Conner, Clare. March 25, 2015. America’s Best Employers 2015. Forbes. Accessed online here.
Press Release. April 15, 2015. Huron Consulting Group Named One of America’s Best Employers by Forbes. Accessed online here.
Our mission at Studer Education is to help education systems achieve measurable results that produce positive outcomes in student achievement, employee engagement, support services, and financial efficiencies and productivity. Our goal is to help school systems provide students with a great place to learn, teachers with a great place to teach, and parents with confidence that their children are getting a great education. Follow us on Twitter at @StuderEducation and visit us online at http://studereducation.com. Studer Education is a division of Studer Group, ranked for the seventh straight year on the Best Small and Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work® and a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.