Robert Glazer is a member of EO Boston and the CEO of Acceleration Companions, a number one unbiased affiliate administration company with 160 workers.
The corporate was honored with Glassdoor Workers’ Selection Award, recognizing the Finest Locations to Work in 2019. The Workers’ Selection Awards program depends solely on the enter of workers, who elect to offer suggestions on their jobs, work environments and corporations through Glassdoor.
We not too long ago requested Bob Glazer concerning the award and what contributes to creating a “Finest Place to Work.”
What’s most putting concerning the Glassdoor acknowledgment is that it comes from workers. Are you able to inform us what it means to you?
We love listening to from our workers and actually worth their suggestions which makes this acknowledgment all of the extra particular. This honor affirms the corporate tradition we’ve created and is made attainable by our workforce that works day in and day trip to make Acceleration Companions a tremendous place to work.
In too many rising organizations, progress and monetary success come at the price of tradition and worker satisfaction. Are you able to determine a number of keys to balancing each points of a enterprise?
Acceleration Companions’ core values drive our firm tradition; they assist decide who we rent, who we associate with, and the way we conduct our each day enterprise. Together with our robust set of core values, we provide workers flexibility to pursue each significant work and the individuals and actions they discover fulfilling of their private lives. With 160 distant staff world wide, we’ve made work-life integration a precedence. We imagine that is key to making a high-performing and relationship-oriented workforce that’s motivated each inside and out of doors of labor. It’s a framework we name Capability Constructing.
Are you able to determine the important elements for being a “Finest Place to Work”?
Initially, what makes Acceleration Companions a finest place to work nice is our individuals. They honestly exemplify our tradition and are a giant motive why persons are drawn to work right here.
Probably the most vital points of our tradition is authenticity. In far too many corporations right now, there’s a disconnect between what’s talked about and the fact of their day after day work and that begins with the chief. We attempt to create alignment between what we predict, what we are saying, and what we do at Acceleration Companions and discover individuals who share our values and imaginative and prescient. We’ve a differentiated standpoint and understand that we are able to’t be all issues to all individuals.
The individuals who love working right here really feel that alignment and integrity. Acceleration Companions shouldn’t be for everybody, however I believe anybody who realized it wasn’t the best alternative would say that we’re constant and it simply wasn’t the best place for them. I really hope that why individuals love Acceleration Companions or discover it not a match are literally one and the identical.
What sort of organizational buildings or applications do you’ve got in place to assist worker satisfaction and tradition?
Certainly one of our key cultural applications is our annual Acceleration Companions Summit, a four-day occasion stuffed with studying, socializing, workforce constructing actions and celebration for all we’ve completed as people and as an organization all year long.
Previous to the final two Summits, we requested workers about their goals and objectives. I learn each submission and stunned a bunch of individuals every year by making these goals come true. These included making a monetary contribution to a workforce member’s household to assist him and his partner understand their dream of adopting a toddler to reconnecting a workforce member dwelling in London with an in depth cousin who had moved to Australia by flying her over to the UK for a go to.
How do you measure worker engagement or satisfaction?
Each week we ship out a query to workforce members through TINYpulse to obtain nameless suggestions on quite a lot of subjects. TINYpulse makes it simple to evaluate how our workforce feels about all the pieces from their job and workforce members to what they’d wish to see from the corporate’s management workforce in addition to specific any issues they could have. This permits our management workforce to be in contact with the heartbeat of the group and keep abreast of any points.
We additionally measure an annual worker internet promoter rating and host common city halls and workforce conferences the place we ask for questions and suggestions.
As a result of the Glassdoor award comes from workers’ opinions, we additionally requested Acceleration Companions’ workers to share what makes the corporate an excellent place to work.
“Acceleration Companions has a constructive and collaborative work surroundings. Management is clear and trusts its workers. There’s a large amount of flexibility and nice work-life steadiness.”
“The group is rising exponentially and there’s quite a lot of alternative for development and progress inside positions. You’re inspired to problem your self each day and be uncomfortable at occasions, realizing these challenges are serving to you excel. I’ve found a ardour that I didn’t know I had and wouldn’t have been given the chance to find if it had not been for my place right here.”
“Clear management, robust work/life integration, a reliable neighborhood who care about your profession progress.”
“Acceleration Companions is led by an trustworthy and clear management workforce, held collectively by superior and amazingly proficient individuals, and affords a versatile in addition to an empowering work surroundings.”
“It’s really an honor to work with a pacesetter whose imaginative and prescient is to not solely encourage and encourage the digital advertising trade to be performance-based however who additionally needs to alter the work-life paradigm so workers can really feel fulfilled each inside and out of doors of labor.”