The Happiness Award is based on anonymous feedback from employees over a 12-month period. What does it mean to be the Best Company for Happiness? Comparably defines happiness by a few key factors—positive work environment, salary, vacation time, benefits, and perks.
We know the bar for happiness likely includes what Checkrs do day-to-day, how they get along with their co-workers, their benefits, and where they see the company going.
Our recent Series E funding round sparked a lot of company-wide happiness. Moreover, Checkr offers leadership training, unlimited PTO, and the choice of whether to work in the office, fully remote, or a hybrid of the two. All those factors make Checkr what we are today. But what’s most likely to spark so much happiness at Checkr is our employees’ commitment to the company’s mission.
We are a mission-driven company dedicated to building a fairer future by designing technology to create opportunities for all. We believe every person deserves a fair chance at job opportunities they’re qualified for and take our responsibility for fair chance seriously both internally and externally. During onboarding, many new employees mention that they chose Checkr because of our mission, while others have stayed with Checkr for years to be a part of the difference we are making.
Every employee is engaged in the mission as fair chance is discussed across business segments from our candidate experience team to recruiting, marketing, sales, and operations.
This summer we announced we are taking the 1% pledge—pledging one percent of our equity, profits, products, and employees’ time to help nonprofits in the community. This month we started a program where all our employees may use up to eight hours per quarter to volunteer to support a nonprofit organization furthering our mission or any cause they believe in. We can’t wait to see and share what they accomplish.
That may be the true cause of happiness at Checkr—taking part in an effort to help others. From all of us at Checkr, thank you to our employees for sharing your happiness.
Sound like the kind of company you want to work for? Join us to support our mission and to celebrate happiness, by applying for one of our open positions at https://checkr.com/company/careers.
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