Solutions Firm Recognized by Top Workplaces USA
The 2021 award, presented by Energage, is based on employee engagement surveys collected in 2020 – a year defined by the novel coronavirus and the changes it brought to work and home life. Companies everywhere had to rethink how they care for their employees, and Kforce didn’t miss a beat.
Kforce maintained its top workplace distinction in a difficult year by prioritizing relationships, encouraging flexibility and engaging with employees. The company issued four firm-wide culture surveys in 2020, including one asking more than 2,000 associates the basic, but important question: How are you feeling? Executive leadership also hosted several live broadcasts to connect with employees and create a space for vulnerability.
“Everyone’s worlds were turned upside down overnight – childcare was taken away, people were adjusting to sharing workspaces in their homes with roommates and spouses, there was worry over the ability to secure basic necessities,” said Jessica Schwaller, Kforce’s Director of Associate Performance and Development. “The overall fear and uncertainty was stifling. Then our teams did what they do best: supported each other.”
The staffing firm invested further in its employee resources, including virtual counseling and a mobile app for emotional health and well-being. Monthly team building and cultural events helped the Kforce family feel connected to each other despite the isolation of work-from-home life. Those offerings included a costume contest in October and Self-Care September, featuring weekly activities and tips to help employees grow in their mental health
Leadership continues to build on these initiatives and resources to help employees weather the ongoing impact of COVID-19 as its effects stretch into 2021. Kforce is leaning in full-force with technology and a series of pilots designed to improve collaboration, productivity and overall well-being while providing maximum flexibility for the firm’s talented teams.
“We work hard to ensure our employees feel valued, cared for and heard, especially in periods of change and stress, like we saw this last year,” Kforce’s Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Thomas said. “This award confirms our Kforce family sees and appreciate those efforts.”
This is the first year that Energage has awarded Top Workplaces USA, building on 14 years of regional Top Workplaces awards in 54 markets. Kforce was recognized as a Top Workplace in multiple regions over the past three years, including Tampa, San Francisco and Dallas.
Several thousand organizations from across the country were invited, and more than 1,100 participated.
Kforce invites our partners to reimagine how business gets done. We deliver on your business objectives by combining a global KNOWLEDGEforce®— our namesake—with flexible solutions and an unmatched drive for excellence. Each year, we provide opportunities for more than 30,000 highly skilled professionals who work with cutting-edge clients, including 70% of the Fortune 100. At Kforce, our promise is to deliver great results through strategic partnership and knowledge sharing®.
Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 14 years of culture research and the results from 22 million employees surveyed across more than 66,000 organizations, Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people first approach to culture. For more information, visit energage.com or topworkplaces.com.
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