Originally posted on Data Center POST
LiveOak Fiber, a regional broadband service provider based in Brunswick, Georgia, has achieved a significant milestone by earning a spot on Fortune’s prestigious Best Small Workplaces 2023 list. This recognition underscores LiveOak Fiber’s unwavering commitment to fostering an exceptional employee experience and creating a workplace that thrives on innovation, collaboration, and employee well-being.
A Journey of Empowerment and Growth
From its inception in 2022, LiveOak Fiber embarked on a journey to create more than just a workplace — it sought to cultivate an environment that nurtures employee growth, engagement, and overall happiness. In less than a year, the company has not only succeeded in this mission but has excelled beyond expectations. The comprehensive employee-centric programs implemented by LiveOak Fiber have given rise to a vibrant workforce that thrives on collaboration, respect, and trust, forming the cornerstone of the company’s corporate ecosystem.
Championing People-First Strategy
Jennifer Powers, Vice President of People at LiveOak Fiber, attributes the company’s success to a people-first strategy that was instilled from day one. Employees affectionately refer to themselves as “Lifers,” a term that encapsulates their commitment to the company’s long-term vision. This dedication to both customers and colleagues has fostered an environment where loyalty is at the forefront, motivating employees to continue pursuing LiveOak Fiber’s mission as a team: improving the quality of life in rural communities through technology.
Nurturing Holistic Well-being
LiveOak Fiber’s commitment to its employees extends beyond the confines of the workplace. The company recognizes that a fulfilled employee is one who is cared for both professionally and personally. This is evident in the generous healthcare plan, 401(k) match, and ample time-off policies, which include four mental health days annually. Moreover, employees are incentivized by quarterly performance bonuses, along with opportunities for career development through training, certifications, coaching, and mentorship.
Community Engagement and Impact
At the heart of LiveOak Fiber’s culture lies a dedication to making a positive impact on local communities. Through its involvement with various local charities, employees are empowered to give back and support causes close to their hearts. The company’s commitment to community engagement is further reflected in its participation in numerous local events throughout the year, strengthening its bond with the communities it serves.
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