Over the past few years, we have implemented new policies and practices to multiply the impact on our people and of our work.
Distributed and flexible
In 2020, we moved to a distributed workplace. We went from two offices headquartered in Kentucky to being spread across three time zones and three states. We went from working at desks in an office to working in co-working spaces, coffee shops, our home offices, and even kids’ after-school activities. Bullhorn’s mentality and trust that we all are individuals with lives that know how to get work done has empowered us to take control of our schedules and make it work for us, our team members, and our families.
PTO and rest
For a while now, our team has rested the last week of the year (amid the rush of multiple holidays). But we questioned if that was enough. In 2022, we declared another full week’s rest in July, improving our corporate rest policy. And for PTO, we moved from 20 days a year to unlimited days. By closing for two weeks and changing our time-off policy, we show our commitment to living sustainable lives.
Several team members dedicate a lot of years working at Bullhorn. We decided to acknowledge loyalty with a sabbatical. After working ten years at Bullhorn, we can take one month of paid leave. We can’t wait to hear upcoming stories of adventure and rest.
It’s important to offer benefits that honor our people and keep them around. Also, inflation sucks. Previously our owners had the benefit of 100% healthcare insurance premium coverage while employees paid 50%. This is not equitable and can send the wrong message. So, we started covering 100% of the entire team’s premium.
While we’ve made great strides to take care of our insides, there’s still work to do. We are trying to cut down on Friday meetings to allow for more individual focus time. We’re also focusing on career development and growth for individual team members and better mentorship opportunities.