To give you some background, the Recognition Award highlights companies whose employees who love giving their peers a shout-out for a job well done. The Happiest Company Award is for those who have maintained the highest happiness scores over a period of six months.
And now you're probably wondering how we measure workplace happiness ...
Once a month, we ask employees at over 500 companies around the world how happy they are at work. We separated the companies into 14 different industries then track the average happiness score for each organization.
About County of Riverside COR Learning
The County of Riverside COR Learning is a resource center for employees in Riverside County. This organization is all about fostering a work culture of lifelong learning so people can continue to develop and better serve the public. So in order for them to help their colleagues, they need to make sure employee engagement is through the roof.
We got a chance to speak with the team to go behind the scenes of the organization to find out what makes County of Riverside COR Learning one of the best places to work.
Q: What was the funniest recognition you’ve ever received?
A: The funniest recognition I’ve received was from a participant in one of my classes. To thank me, she gave me a pair of clapping hands so I could give myself applause or a pat on the back whenever I needed one.
Q: What was the happiest moment at work?
A: My happiest moment at work came when a lady in my class stood up at her graduation and said that her husband had taken my class on crucial conversations the year before and that it changed his life so profoundly that it healed their marriage and brought their family closer together than ever before. It’s for that reason that she couldn’t wait to take the class for herself so she could experience the same change he did. I was completely speechless, embarrassed, and at the same time happier and more satisfied than I can remember ever being at work. It increased my passion for what I do tenfold.
Q: What kind of fun activities does your company participate in?
A: We engage in all kinds of fun activities at work, like potlucks, going out to lunch together, playing video games, celebrating birthdays and special occasions, and more.
Q: What is the one thing that every company can do to make their employees happier?
A: One thing every company could do to make their employees happier is to build trust with them.
Q: If you could describe your work culture in three words, what would they be?