The recognition, based on employee feedback, reflects how SweetRush cares for its people, communities, and the world.
San Francisco, Calif., January 12, 2023 — SweetRush, a leading provider of people empowerment and talent success solutions, is proud to be Certified™ as a Great Place to Work® for the first time. As a culture-forward organization that strives to be human-centered, this recognition reflects the leadership philosophies, activities, and behaviors that make SweetRush’s work environment unique and special.
“We’ve been focused on building, maintaining, and evolving our life-centered culture since our founding in 2001,” said Andrei Hedstrom, SweetRush Cofounder and CEO. “In fact, clients often ask us the secret to our unique culture. Receiving the Great Place to Work® certification validates that our culture really is built on caring, commitment, and doing Good Things.”
SweetRush received a remarkable 100% rating for the statement, “People care about each other here,” with additional high scores related to trust, honesty, and ethics.
SweetRush is a leading provider of culture, leadership, and learning solutions with a trusted client base of over 100 of the world’s most successful organizations, including Google, Capgemini, Hilton, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and 40 nonprofits. SweetRush’s thought leadership includes advocacy of human-centered culture, which was captured in the eBook, It’s All About Your People.
A 100% remote organization since 2009, SweetRush constantly innovates new approaches to promote connection in a remote work environment. The highly successful program “36 Questions,” now on its fourth cycle at the company, brings together groups of three to five people from different areas of the company to share their stories, insights, and dreams through a thought-provoking question each week. These sessions have generated supportive professional connections and lasting friendships across the company.
SweetRush’s Good Things division focuses on social responsibility and amplifying the impact of nonprofit organizations and foundations. A recent accomplishment is creating training for the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) to bring critical safety training to its staff and over 175,000 volunteers, many working in humanitarian crisis situations.
Another example of SweetRush’s Good Things is a carbon-neutral reforestation project in Costa Rica called La Maestra (“teacher” in Spanish). SweetRush team members traveled to the Limon province to plant trees as an act of service and moment of connection. SweetRush devotes a portion of each project to tree planting and invites clients to participate in the effort.
“It’s a dream come true to receive the Great Place to Work® recognition for the very first time,” said SweetRush Human Resource Leader, Maricruz Vicente. “Surveying employees is so important because it gives us deep insight into how our culture is actually being lived and experienced at any given time. We’re able to assess how things are working throughout the employee journey. It also shows us data and metrics related to our people and teams, so we can continue to improve the experience for our employees.”
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SweetRush’s focus on team culture and mastery of performance improvement is reflected in loyal clients, uniquely low turnover of teammates, a 20-year track record of success, and a remarkable portfolio. Our work with clients has earned us gold awards from our peers and high ranking on the top industry lists.
We are over 200 people strong and have been in business since 2001. Our service areas include Custom Learning (including eLearning, mobile learning, gamification, and virtual training), Talent Solutions (temporary talent to augment our clients’ L&D teams), XR/Immersive Tech (VR, AR, and emerging technologies), Transforming Leaders & Culture (expert coaching and consulting to create connected, unified cultures, leaders, and teams), and Good Things (amplifying the impact of nonprofits and the social impact space). Every day, we give thanks for the trust of our world-class clients. Learn more and get in touch with SweetRush at www.sweetrush.com.
About Great Place to Work Certification™
Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience—specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.