“Employee first” workplaces are an essential component of sustainable economic development. We gathered these business practices from companies throughout Vermont to give organizations a one-stop resource for low or no cost tools that create workplaces supporting employees, communities and the environment.
Please check back often – this is just a sampling of practices, and we will expand this toolkit as we learn about new ideas and practices — and please let us know if you have tools to share!
People & Culture
A positive work culture improves teamwork, raises productivity and efficiency, and increases retention. To create a strong organization culture, we ...Learn More
Benefits can show employees that you are invested in their health, well-being, and future. Some benefits cost more than others...Learn More
Investing in family-friendly business practices helps improve your workforce productivity and your company’s ability to attract, motivate, and ret...Learn More
Investing in Your Community
Your community supports your organization in a number of ways and deserves your support in return.Learn More
In rural Vermont, transportation has been a long-standing challenge for many employees. Helping employees with transportation needs can attract and ...Learn More
Greening Your Organization
Going green can improve the overall efficiency of your business. More sustainable practices can cut costs, reduce waste, and align more directly wit...Learn More