Join the Band – Bring out the music in you!!
Yousician, a relatively new online service provider, seeks to help everyone and anyone discover their inner musician. With a start up staff of under ten, growing to 50 employees in June 2018 and a target of 150 in the near future, Yousician CEO’s and Founders Chris Thur and Mikko Kaipainen employment strategies are pitch perfect. The company is clear about their mission – Unleash your inner musician, believing and inspiring each of us to join the band, emphasizing that everyone can do this. Employees understand what the Yousician’s goal is and equally clear is their commitment on why you should work with them. They summarize it into 3 key principles: Meaningful Mission – bring music to millions and make a difference, Successful Company- Profitable, Fast-growing and cutting edge, and Great Culture and Team – Empowered teams, supporting people in professional development. Looking at the transformation of this online service, their employee involvement and recruitment strategies validate their commitment to their how they work principles.
There’s a company in Finland where half the developers are heavy metal guitarists, where everyone’s ideas count as much as the CEO’s, and where the whole team is taken to work somewhere exotic for a month each year. Oh, and they’re planning to make musicality as common as literacy. Retrieved from Jobbatical, February 2017, https://jobbatical.com/blog/yousician-love-at-first-note/
At Yousician, they believe in everyone. That everyone can learn to play an instrument and that every one’s opinion counts. They practice a inclusive corporate style in their team meetings and by investing in staff professional development. In 2014, they did an unprecedented employee engagement exercise. The offices were moving and there was a month gap between locations. Then an idea developed, “I would like to work from a remote location for a while” our marketing manager wished, when we asked the team how we could make working at this company even more awesome”. Since 2014, the one month office getaway is company policy travelling from Greece to Thailand and other warm destinations, where employees can escape the cold and rejuvenate in the sun.
Respecting your employees pays off. Yousician is about 6 years old now, and its revenue has increased 5 fold year after year. Employee satisfaction, is rated at 4.9 out of 5 and enviable ranking for any company. https://www.glassdoor.ca/Jobs/Yousician-Jobs-E1539498.htm?irs=C2J_TAB_OVERVIEW . Furthermore, the CEO and Place to Work ratings come in at 100% endorsement. With their commitment to a diverse workforce, opportunity and a respectful working environment, Yousician would be music to any employees ears.
Lessons for Others
Respecting your employees pays off. Yousician is about 6 years old now, and its revenue has increased 5 fold year after year. Employee satisfaction, an important indicator for any company, is rated at 4.9 out of 5 – enviable ranking for any company. https://www.glassdoor.ca/Jobs/Yousician-Jobs-E1539498.htm?irs=C2J_TAB_OVERVIEW
Furthermore, the CEO and Place to Work ratings come in at 100% endorsement. With their commitment to a diverse workforce, opportunity and a respectful working environment, Yousician would be music to any employee’s ears.
Industry: Online Educational retail
Name of Organization Contact: Chris Thur, CEO
Authored by: Teresa Marando
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1. Facebook – https://en-gb.facebook.com/pg/yousician/about/?ref=page_internal
2. Yousician, https://yousician.com/
3. Slush – https://www.slush.org/news/yousician-is-growing-up-in-every-sense-of-the-word-from-gamified-demos-to-an-exemplary-culture/
4.Glassdoor – https://www.glassdoor.ca/Overview/Working-at-Yousician-EI_IE1539498.11,20.htm
5. Jobbatical – https://jobbatical.com/blog/yousician/