In today’s modern workplace, company culture is an integral element to every business and it affects nearly every aspect of a company. Company culture means something different to every person, but without a positive culture, many employees will struggle to find real value in their work. According to Deloitte, 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe that a distinct corporate culture is vital to a business’ success. The survey also found that there is a strong correlation between employees who feel happy and valued at work and those who say their company has a strong culture.
Thinking about company culture, we asked our employees if they felt company culture was important, and if so why. We also asked them about how they would describe Prestige Recruitment Services’ culture.
Our results found that 100% of respondents believed that company culture is important, with 80% believing it to be ‘very important’. When asked why, 40% of respondents made reference to the amount of time spent at work, responding with comments such as:
‘You spend more time with your work colleagues in the week than anyone else so the culture is vital…’
As well as this, 50% of respondents made reference to how company culture may affect work performance, responding with comments such as:
‘A positive work culture also has a massive impact on performance,’ and
‘I also think a positive company culture encourages better performance and employee satisfaction.’
Another 40% of respondents also made reference to company culture setting expectations, with comments such as:
‘I feel that culture is important as it sets the pace for how the team works and what the expectations are.’
When asked to describe the company culture here at Prestige, the most common responses were found to be ‘supportive’, ‘inclusive’, and ‘great teamwork’.
The next most common responses were ‘friendly’, ‘positive’, ‘fun’, ‘flexible’, ‘open’ and ‘honest.’
Here’s what some of our employees had to say:
‘From my perspective I feel we have a lovely balance of a high energy and a fun environment combined with being surrounded by people who love performing to their highest ability. This is all rounded off with a friendly, supportive and inclusive atmosphere!’
‘I would say our culture is bright, innovative and has an flexible open door policy.’
‘I would describe our company culture as fun, exciting and challenging.’
‘We have a strong family culture, close knit with an ethical work ethic, loud and vibrant.’
‘I would describe our culture as calm and very supportive in the way that everyone helps anyone if needed regardless of what department they work in.’
‘ We are recognised as an important part of the business not just a number.’
‘We all work as a team to achieve the end goal and support each other. They understand my commitments outside of work and offer a work plan that allows me to have the work life balance I need. It is the type of culture where you can be yourself and not be afraid to ask question or speak out.’
‘Open, honest, family feel and collaborative.’
We are currently in the process of working on a great video all about our company and our culture! It will be released next Tuesday so keep your eyes pealed! Our other blogs related to culture can be found here!
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