This year marks the second time that INPEACE has been recognized on the esteemed list of Hawai‘i Business “Best Places to Work”. The recognition was a result of an employee survey that showed a high level of overall satisfaction.
In addition to receiving this honor, INPEACE also was selected for the Editor’s Choice Awards for the 2012 Top Non-Profit in medium-sized companies. “This honor is an amazing testament to the staff and company we have,” says INPEACE CEO Kanoe Nāone, Ph.D. As one of the “Best Places to Work” in the medium company category (for companies with 50-249 employees), INPEACE was celebrated for its holistic work/life approach as one of the main reasons why the organization was chosen. The early childhood education, workforce development and cultural land stewardship non-profit also increased employee satisfaction by 7% since the last time INPEACE participated two years ago.
“I am honored to be part of such an awesome company that makes everyone feel part of a special ‘ohana,” says Community Recruiter Kathleen Giffard of INPEACE’s Ho‘āla program, echoing the sentiments of many others at the organization. More than 75% of INPEACE employees completed the survey giving INPEACE high marks for satisfaction, and helping to spotlight the organization as one of the state’s most sought after in terms of employment.
INPEACE was one of only a few non-profits selected by Hawai‘i Business, making the honor even more special. “I am so grateful to work with such wonderful people that serve the families and children of Hawai‘i so diligently,” says Kimberly Mok, Program Director of INPEACE’s Kūlia I Ka Pono.
“At INPEACE, we believe that the key to productive and effective employees is providing the best benefits that we can afford, and a balance between home and work life,” says Human Resources and Operations Director Jennifer Timpe. For this reason, the company offers paid time off during winter and spring breaks in order to provide employees with an opportunity to connect with and strengthen their own families. This principle is one that guides the organizations’ programs as well, providing services to help strengthen families so that they can in turn provide a thriving home life for their young keiki.
INPEACE also offers employees flexibility in their daily schedules to accommodate childcare situations and incorporate wellness into their daily routines. This holistic approach helps foster health and happiness alongside productivity and success.
Mahalo to the INPEACE staff for making the organization such a wonderful place to work!