At the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), we aspire to solve problems of financial access encountered by people all over the world. To accomplish this, it’s essential to have a diverse and inclusive workplace, as diversity and inclusivity are the cornerstones of innovation at the level that we seek. Our mission drives our work, and leveraging the lived experiences of our team in all their diversity of thought, background, gender identity, varied abilities, sexual orientation, national origin, beliefs, and race makes our mission achievable.
Working at SDF offers the opportunity to support our mission while being accepted and included as you are. Our employee engagement numbers are at the highest levels across the board, which breeds confidence in our work, letting us tackle all of the objectives that we set on our 2021 roadmap. I’m proud of the organization we are creating and know that our culture, goals, and team are what allows us to continue our journey in a healthy and productive manner.
We are thrilled to announce that Stellar Development Foundation has been certified as a Great Place to Work for the first time. The certification validates our commitment to fostering a supportive and equitable work environment. We are proud to share our employee response results below.
Great Place to Work (GPTW) is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation.
An Index Survey was sent out to collect feedback on employee experience and overall happiness, and 82% of our team participated in this survey. For context, a positive response rate of 65% or greater is needed in order to be certified. We were officially declared a Great Place to Work with an overall positive response rate of 96%!
Based on our semi-annual engagement surveys, it’s no secret to us that SDF is a great place to work. Our engagement surveys are conducted through CultureAmp twice a year to gather key data we need to assess the health of our team, culture, employee engagement and happiness.
Overall, SDF achieved a “favorable” engagement score of 91%. For each question that impacted this score, we scored 11-24% higher than comparable organizations and companies.
Here’s a deeper look at our most recent engagement report (Eo2020):
Understands how work contributes to company goals: 98%
Have confidence in and favor our leadership team: 94%
Social Connection: 93% Favorable
Work & Life Blend: 92% Favorable
Collaboration & Communication: 87% Favorable
These engagement survey results gave us the confidence to apply for the Great Place to Work certification.
According to the results of the GPtW survey, “100% of employees at Stellar Development Foundation say it is a great place to work compared to 59% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company.”
Here are additional results we’re excited to highlight:
We are proud to be a people-first organization that goes great lengths to provide resources, support, and an environment that sets our team and community up for success. The close parallels between our engagement survey and Survey Index results validate the effort put into making SDF a great place to work.
We are at our best when we create an environment where everyone feels included and can be their most authentic selves. These surveys highlight our workplace strengths, but also show us where we can improve. We are continuously listening and looking for new ways to ensure our employees feel great about working at SDF.
If SDF sounds like a team you’d like to be a part of, connect with us!
The Stellar Development Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar, an open-source network that connects the world’s financial infrastructure.