This week, we sat down virtually with our Senior Human Resources Generalist, Eran Swartz, to talk about different employee incentives and the benefits of working at Praescient. Although Eran has only been working here for about 8 months, he has already made his mark on the company. Before applying to Praescient, Swartz worked for a government contractor. Within the first week, he knew he didn’t want to work there for long. The work environment was high anxiety and awkward, which was not ideal. As we’ll learn through his interview, Eran found a much different environment and work culture here at Praescient.
Read on to learn more about the many benefits Praescient offers and why it’s such a great place to work!
What do you think draws people to a company like Praescient?
“Culture is very important for a small business like Praescient. The fact that we are close enough that you can have conversations with other employees at random hours of the day and night, and how we can do personalized gifts at Christmas time is important to many people. All around, the way that everyone is able to interact with one another creates a rather relaxed environment.”
And what do you think keeps them working here?
“I think culture is definitely a contributing factor. There are a bunch of factors why people choose to stay or leave, but culture is a large one. It both attracts people and keeps them wanting to stay. Regardless of salary, people tend to enjoy and want to stay at Praescient for longer periods of time.”
What are some of the benefits of working here at Praescient?
“The benefits package includes a 401k matching up to 4% and healthcare paid in full, which isn’t a very common benefit. This is the first place I have been that has this offer.
What do you personally like about working at Praescient?
“On the personal side, the benefits for me are the people and the work. In the small business world, things are constantly changing and I’m not just in HR. I am constantly recruiting, working in facilities management, updating the website, etc. and so being in a small business lets you get your hands on a lot of different things.”
What are some of the weirdest employee incentives you’ve heard about?
“At my last job, we had monthly massages, yoga, weekly happy hour, discounts on phone bills and at clothing stores, identity theft and legal shield discounts, and a $ 100,000-holiday party!”
After talking with Eran, our biggest takeaway was that a company’s culture matters. No matter an employee’s salary or how much they love the work, the company environment must be comfortable and personable to create the best experience for employees. Small businesses thrive on this culture as it allows easy communication and close relationships among colleagues. So, whether you’re looking for a job, or you’re an employer trying to recruit new employees, make sure to think about the culture you’re creating for your employees.