Retrofit’s No. 1 priority is a happy workforce.
The Chicago-based nutrition company uses competitive benefits packages, perks and surveys to maintain its culture of happiness. The weekly pulse surveys are used to get feedback about benefits and perks in real time, and the company, which has 50 employees, can quickly react to that feedback on a rolling basis.
For example, in April 2016 Retrofit held a companywide brainstorming session and was able to implement certain changes in perks almost immediately, including summer hours, virtual meditation classes and surprise happiness care packages for employees.
Meanwhile, its benefits workforce management initiative also contributes to Retrofit’s robust benefits landscape. Employees have a flexible work schedule and unlimited vacation time. The company encourages physical wellness through meditation and healthy snack breaks, and financial wellness through a 401(k) match and a spot bonus program.
For its commitment to creating a culture of happiness through a robust benefits plan, Retrofit is the 2016 Optimas Award Silver winner for Benefits.