3 must-have qualities for a great workplace

Does your organization deserve to be on a “best places to work” list? It does if it has these three qualities.

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Being featured on a “best places to work” list is an achievement many companies strive to earn. Many companies don’t realize that they may already possess the qualities that make those featured companies worthy of praise.

How can employers be sure their organization is deemed a great place to work by employees—even if they’ve yet to be officially recognized for it? Here are three signs a company deserves a highly coveted spot on a “best places to work” list:

1. The company has a strong, positive culture.

While everyone loves to take an occasional break to play a game of ping-pong or enjoy lunch on the company’s dime, these fun work perks don’t define a company’s culture. A great culture starts with a clear vision. Regularly communicating this vision to the organization helps employees better align their work goals, in pursuit of the company’s mission.

Related: The Top 10 Companies to Work For in 2015

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