Nurse Next Door has been named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2018! We’re beyond flattered…and we hope we aren’t too bold in adding that we aren’t surprised.

It’s our colleagues and team who make it possible to help seniors and their families around North America. We couldn’t do what we do without the nurses and caregivers who bring Happier Aging right to people’s homes–and the Franchise Partners and their teams who connect home care to their communities while providing fulfilling job opportunities.

Our bold pink culture of community and compassion extends all the way to HeartQuarters. If you step into the office, you won’t just see the pink walls, motivational messages, smiling people, daily huddles and flowerbucks; you’ll find friendly faces helping each franchise–and each other–in the 24 hour call center, the Care Services Center. You’ll see teams in every department supporting coworkers through growth, successes and challenges. You’ll find a flat structure, with self-led team members, where employees at every level of responsibility can feel empowered to make decisions and learn through experience. And you’ll realize that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to why we love coming to work.

One of the reasons Nurse Next Door is growing 20% year-over-year is because of our self-led culture. By removing middle management and performance reviews, and creating an environment that welcomes Radical Candor; where everyone feels comfortable asking questions and giving/receiving feedback, we’ve eliminated much of the red tape that often slows down other organizations who are going through a period of hyper-growth. Leaders are there to lead, rather than get involved in every decision. Even more importantly, we now have an exceptionally transparent and nurturing organization that can support professional and personal development.

“We’re thrilled and honored to receive this award,” says Cathy Thorpe, President and CEO of Nurse Next Door. “We work hard every day to develop leaders through our culture, and to be recognized for the way we lead our people and the way we admire each other is something to celebrate!”

While many modern employers are doing what they can to inject some fun and balance into the office (we love ping pong tables and Beer Fridays as much as the next company), it’s more important that the underlying culture supports each employee’s autonomy and satisfaction. Everyone wants to feel like their contributions matter–and know that they actually do. This concept and application of self-leadership has earned us the honor of one of the top cultures in the country, and is helping us grow in the process.

We’re extending a bold pink thank you to Waterstone Human Capital for recognizing us with this award! Every year, they choose 40 Canadian companies whose corporate cultures enhance performance and give them a competitive advantage. Winners top the following categories: vision and leadership; recruitment and hiring for fit; cultural alignment and measurement; retention, rewards and recognition; organizational performance; and corporate social responsibility.

About Waterstone Human Capital:
Waterstone Human Capital is a leading retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting for fit and cultural talent management for entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations across North America. The Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures and Canada’s Most Admired™ CEO programs are founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital. These national programs annually recognize best-in-class Canadian organizations, and CEOs, for fostering cultures that enhance performance and help sustain a competitive advantage.
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About Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures:
This national program annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and help sustain a competitive advantage. Forty winners are chosen across four categories; three are based on revenue (growth, mid-market and enterprise) and one not-for-profit category (broader public sector). Organization’s submissions are scored on six categories: vision and leadership, recruitment and hiring for fit, cultural alignment and measurement, retention, rewards and recognition, organizational performance and corporate social responsibility. The Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures program creates a benchmark of success for all those who are nominated.
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