What are we doing to create a positive culture?
When we outlined our strategic initiatives for 2019, our CEO committed to the following goals to continue pushing our company to be a leader in our space.
Submit and Implement B Corp Standards
in addition to our status as a Public Benefit Corporation we felt strongly that the B-Corp certification aligns with our mission as a company. Adopting the B-Corp standards will strengthen our foundational commitment to taking care of our employees, our community, and our environment in every business decision we make.
Quarterly Team Building Events
If you’ve ever worked at a start-up, you’re probably familiar with how easy it is to get lost in the everyday crush of to-dos. In such a logistics and service driven business like catering, it’s even harder to get above water. We’ve committed to taking time for our team to experience quality time together, without having to worry about getting the next order out the door on time.
Monthly All-Hands Meetings
Transparency is a core pillar of how we run our company. We want our entire team to know if we’re exceeding or falling short of our goals. We offer this time monthly for employees in any department or any tenure to ask questions about strategic business goals.
Gusto Pulse Checks
Gusto has been an incredibly useful tool for us at The Town Kitchen. Not only does it allow our team to manage their benefits in an easy to use platform, it also has tools for management to keep tabs on the “mental health'“ of the business. We use the weekly pulse check surveys provided through gusto to get a sense of how our team is feeling about their place in our growing company.
Employee Stock Option Program
What better way to show our commitment to our employees than to offer them a path to part ownership. All of our employees are offered the option to become owner-operators of our business after a 90 day probationary period.