Many companies talk a good game when it comes to culture purpose, leadership, well-being, inclusion, communication and experience. But only the top 50 that truly walk the talk earn a place on the Inspiring Workplaces rankings. In 2022, the Inspiring Workplaces Awards recognised companies in the EMEA region for the second year running and marked the first annual awards in North America.
RS in Fort Worth, US, ranked 33rd on this coveted list. We received special recognition for inclusive practices – demonstrated by attracting and retaining more LGBTQ+ employees in 2022, and for "harnessing the power of third-party partnerships to improve representation, diversity and overall organisational performance."
We recently made several moves to enhance our employee benefits in the US. Adding paid leave for adoptive parents. Expanding health insurance coverage to include gender-affirming medical services. And extending benefits eligibility to include domestic partnerships.
In June 2022, we also unveiled a new hybrid office space and a more flexible, supportive work model to make our employee, customer and supplier experience even better. The custom office design highlights our innovative and transparent company culture and commitment to employee well-being.
What makes it special? Take a visit and you’ll find a communal working area on every floor surrounded by windows for optimal natural sunlight. A relaxation room and a private mothers' room for employees returning to work after maternity leave. Informal breakout zones where employees can work on sofas or armchairs. The entire building meets certification standards for wheelchair and mobility assistance device accessibility. What’s more, every workstation features a movable sit/stand desk for optimal employee health and comfort.
Employees can book a desk via a cloud-based reservation system whenever they want. And all conference and collaboration rooms are outfitted with top-of-the-line conference equipment to accommodate both in-person and virtual hybrid meetings.
"Our hiring practices have always reflected our values and aimed to foster a diverse and inclusive environment. Everyone should feel comfortable bringing their authentic self to the workplace. People do their best when they feel their best, and that's how we make amazing happen."
Cartwright continued, "Our leaders are committed to providing all employees – regardless of race, economic background, physical and mental ability, gender, personal identification and sexual orientation – with a conducive working environment that champions success and growth."