HR ANALYTICS

Virtual Vocations Spotlights 50 Remote Enabled Employers Known for Positive Company Culture

VIRTUAL VOCATIONS | July 11, 2022 | Read time : 2:30 min

VIRTUAL VOCATIONS
A new report from one of the web's leading all-remote job boards highlights 50 remote enabled employers known for their dedication to fostering positive company cultures.

Founded in 2007, Virtual Vocations is a family-owned, 100% virtual company that has worked to connect jobseekers with legitimate remote job openings from expert-vetted employers for the last 15 years.

For its latest report, Virtual Vocations took a deep dive into Comparably’s “Best Company Culture 2021” list to identify the top firms for jobseekers who not only value flexibility, but also want to work for an employer whose values align with their own.

"Comparably’s ‘Best Company Culture 2021’ report is an important resource for any jobseeker who wants to feel confident and experience their values reflected at work, so we were curious about which of these best-of company culture employers are also remote enabled,”

Virtual Vocations CEO and co-founder Laura Spawn

“Across large and small/midsize companies, 50 businesses stood out as remote enabled companies known for hiring telecommuters. Our ‘50 Remote Enabled Company Culture Leaders’ report outlines these companies and connects jobseekers to any available fully remote openings with those businesses," Spawn added.

Published Tuesday, Virtual Vocations’ report on “50 Remote Enabled Company Culture Leaders” puts the spotlight on companies large and small that ranked among the best for company culture in Comparably’s 2021 analysis, which examined sentiment ratings from current employees who offered their opinions anonymously.

The top 50 remote enabled employers from Comparably's list span more than a dozen industries, including healthcare, education, human resources, marketing, and information technology (IT), Virtual Vocations’ report reveals.

Virtual Vocations’ report also serves as a resource for jobseekers interested in learning more about current openings with top remote enabled company culture leaders.

“At Virtual Vocations, we encourage value-based remote job searches,” Spawn said. “In fact, jobseekers have reported to us that poor company culture is one of the top workplace confidence killers”—suggesting strong values play a pivotal role in ensuring employees are satisfied in their roles and performing at their best.

ABOUT VIRTUAL VOCATIONS
Founded in 2007 by CEO Laura Spawn and her brother, CTO Adam Stevenson, Virtual Vocations is a small company with a big mission: to connect jobseekers with legitimate remote job openings. To date, Virtual Vocations has helped more than four million jobseekers in their quests for flexible, remote work.

In addition to providing a database of current, hand-screened, and 100% remote job openings, Virtual Vocations offers jobseekers a number of tools to aid in their job searches, including exclusive e-courses and downloadable content, and resumé writing services. Virtual Vocations also releases several data-driven reports each year on current trends in remote work.

Virtual Vocations, Inc. is a private, family-owned, and 100% virtual company incorporated in Tucson, Arizona.

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