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Create a Great Work Environment in a Recession: Enterprise

Create a Great Work Environment in a Recession: Enterprise

These four large companies cultivate a positive workplace despite the downturn.

In the current so-called Great Recession, some enterprise companies have managed to maintain a great work environment and keep their employees engaged and even happy. The question is — how do they do it?

For answers, we turned to companies that have been acknowledged as great places to work and asked them to share their thoughts.  While approaches vary, some themes emerge in their responses.

We invite you to read about these companies’ innovative employee engagement programs and initiatives with the links below. 

Apex Systems creates a strong culture based on the company’s set of core values. Employee recognition programs play an important role in supporting satisfaction while managers facilitate open sessions with employees for their input.

Baylor Health Care System offers employees a pay-for-performance merit process. Service excellence is acknowledged and encouraged with monthly awards. Employee engagement impacts everyone, including non-management employees.

Edward Jones actively seeks out input from company associates and then acts on it. In the past year, the company has built three new headquarters with state-of-the-art training facilities that point to long-term opportunities for employees.

McAfee provides employees with incentives that continually reward performance. At the same time, the company recognizes employee contributions that are made on a daily basis with the McAfee Heroes Award Program.