H&R Block’s continued focus on associate well-being lands company on Forbes 2022 list of ‘America’s Best Large Employers’
“At H&R Block, we are committed to creating a culture of connectedness, inclusion and belonging,” said H&R Block Chief People & Culture Officer Tiffany Monroe. “We’ve been intentional about building a welcoming company with purpose, and we’re thrilled to see that our associates feel that.”
Three associates share what it’s like working at H&R Block
When asked to describe the culture at H&R Block, Director of Global Consumer Tax James Otis Dobbins said, “H&R Block wants to hire the right person for the job and then empower and equip them to perform their job. HRB strives to stack the deck, both out in the field and within corporate, with people who believe and exude our company’s behaviors with the ultimate goal in mind – to inspire help and provide confidence in our clients and communities everywhere.”
“I have worked for several organizations throughout my career and this is the only one where I can envision retiring at,” said Dobbins. “I can’t stress enough how important it is for me to work for a company that empowers me to make important day-to-day strategic decisions within my realm of responsibility. Because of this, I know that I truly make a difference each and every day for the organization.”
Manager of People & Culture Nicole Walker said her favorite thing about H&R Block is the people. When asked if H&R Block is making strides to be a more inclusive workplace, Walker said, “Absolutely. During the past few years there has been such an increased conscious effort from senior leaders to promote differences and an inclusive environment from observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day to the introduction of the Belongings Council and more. The effort for inclusion in our workspace has become an intricate part of our success moving forward.”
“Block has always been a people company,” said Senior Project Manager of Talent Experience Danielle Hilton. “We exist to provide help – and that translates to our associates. In the past several years, we’ve been hyper-focused on the experience of our associates. We’ve created Belonging Groups that provide communities, support, and resources. We’ve taken a close look at total rewards and rolled out new benefits for parents and caregivers, support for neurodiverse individuals, enhanced mental health resources, and more.”
“We have more than 80,000 associates across the country and each one brings something different to the team. We celebrate these differences and have a thoughtful approach to the talent experience. From how we onboard and integrate talent to how we communicate once they’re on board, we make decisions with associates in mind.”
H&R Block was recently named to Forbes 2022 list of “America’s Best Large Employers” for the third year, ranking #218 among the top 500 large employers, up 193 spots from last year’s ranking.
The company continues to focus on associate well-being through various initiatives:
- New Inclusive Benefits: H&R Block introduced more inclusive benefits in October 2021, including expanded mental health benefits; at-work and at-home resources to support neurodiverse individuals; expanded paid leave for all types of parenting and caregiving; infertility, surrogacy, and adoption support; and pregnancy support.
- “The Annual Reboot”: The company is thanking its associates for their resiliency and hard work throughout the past two years with the introduction of “The Annual Reboot,” a week of paid time off that will be offered to all associates annually during the first week of July.
- “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality”: H&R Block was recently awarded the top score of 100 on the 2022 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, leading to the company being named a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” in the United States for the third consecutive year.
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