Nest Wealth was proud to be named one of the 50 Best Workplaces™ in Canada 2019 on April 26, 2019. In this blog post, our Founder and CEO Randy Cass shares his perspective on the value of creating a positive company culture at Nest Wealth. Keep reading if you’re curious to find out more about what it’s like to work #InsideTheNest to hear directly from our employees.

In the early stages, companies can be so focused on the growth and scale of their products and services that building and maintaining culture isn’t exactly on the roadmap. At Nest Wealth, we understood from day one just how essential creating a healthy company culture is, and we understood that it begins by offering our employees the tools they need to grow personally and professionally.

On April 26, we had the honour of being named one of the 50 Best Workplaces™ in Canada for 2019. You can read the official announcement here to learn more about this award. This award is a great and humbling acknowledgment of the company we’ve built together over the last 5 years. I couldn’t be prouder of the people I work with every day but it did make me wonder what those people liked best about working at Nest Wealth….so I asked them. Here’s what they had to say:

“I get to show up as my authentic self with people who are motivated, dedicated and passionate, it’s the right kind of culture and energy to get things done while having a good time at every step of the way.”

“Nest Wealth has created an environment with trust and mutual respect as a foundation.”

“We challenge one another to be our best selves and produce our best work.”  

“Those inevitable moments of constructive conflict are, in fact, constructive because we never doubt the source of feedback as being anything but the search for a better outcome.”

It became clear that the answers we consistently receive aren’t about the access to benefits, lunches, socials or even a match on the retirement savings plans that we offer. Of course, we offer all of those but I’ve never believed the way to build a great culture is to try and buy it with material ‘perks’. Instead, employees spoke to our environment and intangibles like the ‘feeling’, ‘atmosphere’, ‘energy’ and most importantly the people they worked with.

We are a Best Workplaces ™ award winner because each individual gets to be their best version of themselves here. They share their experience in a workplace that enables them to grow into their best personal and professional identities in an environment that values them as individuals.

We will succeed or fail as a start-up on the desire, passion and talent of the people that work at Nest Wealth.  We have from day one believed in the power of each individual to move the company forward. One of our employees tells us, “I have the autonomy I need to make an impact in my discipline as well as outside of it. I’ve never worked anywhere else that empowers and supports employees to make a positive change to whatever is within reach.”

At Nest Wealth, we care about the people we work with and we’re passionate about the work we’re doing. These are things you have to embody as a company in order to have a shot at success. But, what’s so special about working at Nest Wealth and the most important is that the people who work here care so much about each other and are so passionate about the place they come to every day.

Congratulations to all the winners and everyone at Nest Wealth on being named a Best Workplaces™ in Canada 2019!