While Beer Fridays and a Ping-Pong table in the office lounge is nice, Anthem delves deeper.
Anthem’s progressive company nature is supported by a virtual workplace structure with incredible flexibility, which enables us to motivate our employees with what drives them – we learn what makes our employees tick and try to deliver it.
The key objective is for all employees to perform at their peak, balance life’s responsibilities and have a sense of empowerment and ownership over their work. Anthem’s structure, philosophy and procedures make this possible. The flexibility of telecommuting for most of our team enables employees to fit everything into their days while maintaining a high level of productivity – avoiding stressful commutes and working in their own personal style are just some of the benefits. At Anthem, we do not track time, days off, or vacation days for senior employees. Instead, empower our employees set their own reminders and schedule meetings or site visits into their days accordingly.
Due to our rigid hiring standards, which are facilitated by a large and deep applicant pool, Anthem employees are high performing, like-minded and often share similar personal values. By recognizing these values and taking the time to understand our employees, we find meaningful ways to reward them for their efforts and dedication to our team. Every Anthem employee is considered family and it is my responsibility to provide for them. Our employees deserve and desire more than Taco Tuesday’s or a beanbag chair meeting. Anthem looks to offer rewards that have a significant impact on employee’s lives – professional fulfillment, professional education, physical fitness and travel to name a few.
There is no need for the superficial start-up type of glitz – that only goes so far. When employees are happy and have a sense of empowerment and fulfillment, both the employee and company benefit by growing together.