Posted by Call Design on October 18, 2023
We are thrilled to announce that Call Design North America (CDNA) has achieved Great Place to Work certification! This certification shows our commitment to great employee experience and our dedication to creating a nurturing work environment. We’re excited to share why working with Call Design is so rewarding for employees and customers.
What is the Great Place to Work program?
It’s a global program that recognizes companies that have outstanding workplace cultures. The program measures things like employee satisfaction, leadership, and other factors that make a workplace great. There are two main types of criteria that are used to evaluate companies for the Great Place to Work certification. The first is what’s called “quantitative criteria”, which are things like surveys of employees and other data. The second type of criteria is called “qualitative criteria”, which is more subjective and involves interviews and observations of company culture.
To get certified, a company needs to meet both quantitative and qualitative criteria. Companies that are certified by Great Place to Work are considered to be great places to work, and this can be a huge benefit for attracting and retaining talent. It can also improve productivity and profitability.
Setting Expectations and Providing Guidance
At CDNA, we understand that constructive guidance, coupled with constructive criticism, is essential for personal and professional growth. We take pride in maintaining open lines of communication with our team. Our employees always have a guiding hand and a source of inspiration to help them navigate their career journeys.
In fact, we believe that clear expectations and regular feedback are the building blocks of any thriving workplace. Our approach ensures that every team member understands their role and how it contributes to our shared goals. We’ve seen firsthand how setting clear expectations fosters personal accountability and empowers our employees to excel.
Work-Life Balance is a Major Priority
We acknowledge that achieving work-life balance is crucial for the overall well-being of our employees. In fact, our commitment to providing a supportive work environment goes beyond just offering flexible scheduling options. We’re dedicated to ensuring that our team members can enjoy the best of both worlds, both personally and professionally.
In a recent survey, when asked about work-life balance, one of our employees stated, “I really appreciate CDNA’s schedule flexibility—work-life balance is extremely important to me and my family.”
Call Design North America strongly believes that when employees can maintain this balance, it contributes to their overall well-being, ensuring they can be at their best in both realms. It’s all about ensuring that our employees are happy, engaged, fulfilled, and aligned at work (HEFA).
Empowering Our Team Through Learning
The world is evolving at an unprecedented pace, with new technologies and tools reshaping the workplace. At CDNA, we’ve made it our mission to ensure that our employees remain at the forefront of industry trends. We are committed to investing in their growth and development, particularly in emerging fields such as Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Our dedication to continuous learning and skill-building creates viable career paths within our organization. We take pride in providing opportunities for advancement, recognizing that our team members’ success is intertwined with the growth of our company.
In a recent interview, one of our employees shared, “I really like the emphasis on professional development. It’s a big part of my objectives.”
Leadership That Cares
What truly sets us apart is our exceptional leadership. Our leaders have created an environment where people feel safe and cared for. This leadership ensures that CDNA is not just a place to work but a place to thrive.
Our CEO, Michelle Gaffney, embodies this caring culture. In a recent interview, she explained, “Call Design believes that people are an organization’s most strategic asset, and every one of them deserves to be happy, fulfilled and aligned at work. This belief drives our work and behaviors with customers, and enables us to balance customer satisfaction, employee well-being, and operational efficiency.”
In the past year, we have gone above and beyond to care for not only our employees but also our community. During an in-person team meeting in March, we organized a heartwarming initiative where our team members wrote over 20 letters for seniors in the Nashville area. These letters were presented to the Greater Nashville Regional Council, contributing to their broader letter-writing campaign during the month.
In May, we not only sponsored the ContactNB conference and trade show but also played a vital role in helping the event raise over $2000 for local food pantries. This commitment to community support showcases our dedication to making a positive impact.
We are deeply committed to charitable causes, including our support for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. One of our employees, Nate, participates in the annual Bike Jack and Back bike ride to support the MS society, and we consistently support his fundraising efforts. Additionally, at conferences and trade shows, we encourage attendees to submit forms through QR codes, with each form submission resulting in a donation to both the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Thistle Farms in Nashville.
Consulting Services for Our Customers
Our journey towards becoming a Great Place to Work has equipped us with invaluable insights that we now extend to our customers. We understand that many companies might still be on their journey to creating a great place to work. That’s where our experience and knowledge can make a significant difference.
We offer comprehensive consulting services that delve into effective hiring strategies, techniques for interviewing and selecting the right candidates for workforce management teams and building winning Workforce Management (WFM) teams. Our expertise in creating an exceptional workplace is now available to help other companies on their path to success. Find out more about how CDNA can help you build a thriving WFM team that can help build a foundation for your own Great Place To Work! Contact us by clicking here!
For Call Design North America, achieving certification as a Great Place to Work is a milestone that signifies our commitment to our employees, our nurturing work environment, and our aspiration to be an industry leader. It serves as a reminder that the most successful companies are deeply invested in the success and well-being of their people. We look forward to continuing our journey of excellence and empowerment, setting new standards for the workplace and for our industry.