Verve, a Credit Union, was recently named to the Spring 2021 National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® list. Administered by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR), the Spring 2021 National list had more than 1,000 nominations considered, with 113 of the top-scoring applicants earning a spot on the list.
Previously, Verve was named to the 2020 and 2019 National Winner list, the 2019 Best and Brightest in Wellness® list and has received regional Best and Brightest honors in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Verve will be honored during the virtual Illuminate Business Summit celebration in November 2021.
“When talent can choose from a wide range of industries, it’s a particular source of pride for our team to be honored with a spot on the National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® list,” said Karrie Drobnick, Chief Marketing + Strategy Officer at Verve. “Culture is woven into every strategic decision we make. Seeing Verve named a workplace of choice not just locally, but in the nation is the result of putting people at the heart of decision making, communication, hiring and development opportunities.
Companies are nominated and selected based on a lengthy self-assessment completed by the nominees and anonymous surveys sent to their team members. Verve was evaluated on a variety of categories, including: compensation, benefits/employee solutions, employee enrichment, engagement/retention, employee education/development, recruitment, selection/orientation, employee achievement/recognition, communication/shared vision, diversity/inclusion, work-life balance, community initiatives, and strategic company performance.
“Creating a best-in-class workplace requires intentional effort for us and is achieved through servant leadership culture tools, consistent and purposeful communication, leadership development, monthly one-on-one coaching and a robust wellbeing program. These and a variety of other programs and tools empower Verve team members to excel in and bring their best selves to everything they do,” said Kevin J. Ralofsky, president and CEO of Verve. “It was our strong culture and engaged team members that led to the successful implementation of our recent technology upgrade to bring a new suite of tools to our members. Our team continues to refine those tools and processes to maximize our member experience and community benefits.”
Demonstrating the Best and Brightest Programs’ mission of “Better Business, Richer Lives, Stronger Communities,” Verve is being recognized for its ongoing commitment to exhibiting sound business practices, empowering employee enrichment and positively impacting the surrounding community. In addition to offering servant leadership training and an award-winning wellness program, Verve is well known in the community for its acts of kindness known as Random Acts of Verve.