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High Road Practices Lead to Thriving Workplace Culture in New Hampshire
Business leaders from New Hampshire and Vermont gathered on February 14 to discuss how responsible policy and practice create inspiring places to work. Speakers from Badger Balm, King Arthur Flour, Vision Financial and Let’s Grow Kids shared how high-road practices like paid leave have improved their workplace culture. Attendees and panelists agreed that investing in employees by offering benefits like paid sick time and employee ownership programs are good for the bottom line.
“When you hire someone you hire the whole person. We recognize and celebrate that and it has made us a place where people are consistently happy to come to work,” said Katie Scherwin, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer - W.S. Badger Company. In addition to discussing best practices, speakers discussed the role that public policy plays in influencing business decisions. A number of speakers expressed the need for business to have a seat at the table when policy is drafted and stressed the importance of finding balance between flexibility and accountability. For more information or to get involved with the fight for high-road policy, sign onto ASBC’s High Road Workplace Project.
A number of organizations helped organize and promote the meeting. ASBC offers thanks to New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, and Badger Balm.