Learn from the greats who have come before you.

Say what you want, but Netflix nailed it when it comes to company culture. They have developed and live by their actual company values, not just lip service. This is reinforced by who gets hired, rewarded, promoted, or let go.

Netflix and fostering good company culture

The companies that have taken the time to truely understand their values, write them down, and live them in each decision, are the companies that have the best brand, most loyalty, and most consistent positive feedback.

We’ve seen big companies like Uber mess up big time, because they failed to think through how their company values are being lived in real time.

Making a good workplace, and thinking about skill, job qualifications as well as diversity, inclusiveness and how a company is living it’s values starts right at Day 1.

Author: Jasmine P. Ramratan

Jasmine has over 15 years of human resources and progressive management experience in government and the Department of National Defence. Jasmine is a positive, high energy and gregarious person who enjoys pushing her limits in new and exciting realms. As she transitions to a second career following nearly 15 years of service in the Royal Canadian Air Force, she is seeking new opportunities to exercise her leadership, HR knowledge, and love of public speaking. In her spare time, Jasmine serves on the Board of Directors as the Vice Chairperson for the national charity Courageous Companions which provides service dogs to military veterans and first responders who have physical and/or psychological injuries from their service. This cause is very close to her heart as a military veteran, spouse of an injured veteran and dog lover. She is looking to expand her leadership roles by engaging in opportunities to mentor young human resource professionals to continuously have a positive impact on the industry within Alberta. She firmly believes that philanthropy is one of the most rewarding and personally fulfilling ways to use her talents and has committed to dedicating a portion of her time to these endeavours. Jasmine holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Royal Military College of Canada, and the Certified Professional in Human Resources designation (CPHR) since 2014 and has native language abilities in French and English, and a working knowledge of Spanish and German.