Group Interview Questions Typically Asked

Preparing for an interview can be stressful. Knowing ahead of time you’re going to be interviewed by a group panel may either add to or take away from your stress. Try to relax, and keep reading to learn about common group interview questions, so you can prepare specifically for a group interview and make sure you rock it. Group interviews typically assess your problem-solving, interpersonal, and team-playing skills, so you can expect some questions like the ones below.

Whether you’re sharing the floor with other interviewees, or simply being asked group interview questions by more than two interviewers, we have some preparation tips for you.

Group Interview Questions To Expect

What is your personal contribution to your team’s success?

Here, you want to highlight your planning, organizing, and problem-solving skills. You can talk about how you’re big on teamwork but definitely have unique or individual strengths. How does bringing these strengths into a team dynamic relate to organizational success? These differ from person to person. Identify whatever they are for you before your interview, so you don’t have to think too much on the spot.  

What do you think makes a team successful?

Again, you’re likely in this group setting so they can assess how well you work as part of a team. While there are obviously a variety of factors that make a team successful, and likely differ in companies and industries, you can still contribute solid and general answers about a team’s success. Capitalize on productive team communication, the importance of a team overcoming obstacles, and the positive encouragement and support of one another that should take place in any team setting. Regardless of the company or field, these are healthy team dynamics that should exist everywhere. Discussing their importance in your group interview is prudent.

How would your other team members describe you?

Think about the positive, uplifting things people with whom you’ve worked would have to say about you. You can refer to tangible observations and remarks made by team members on your behalf. Try to incorporate the most conclusive adjectives or buzz words that come to mind. Would they say you bring compassion, energy, drive and expertise? Recall these to the best of your ability so you have an anecdote or quote to offer during the interview.

How would you describe yourself?

Don’t rattle off business experience or skills that the interviewer can clearly read on your resume. Rather, emphasize key aspects of your personality and work ethic that specifically fit into the position for which you’re interviewing. Emphasize the way you as an individual are a unique asset to the company and a perfect fit for the position. This shows your interviewers you are business-oriented and dedicated to putting your best foot forward as it pertains to the job at hand.

What about this position interests you most?

You’ve probably heavily researched the position for which you are interviewing. Hopefully, this question should be easy for you to answer; you simply need to articulate anything about the position and company that appeals to you most. Discuss things you know well about the position, and why these things excite you. This is a common interview question, regardless of the group setting. However, they may ask you this, so it never hurts to come prepared.

To wrap up with a general tip, remember to make eye contact with each person on the panel. Also, don’t pay too much or too little attention to any one of them. Get excited about your group interview instead of nervous. The company has a legitimate interest in you and what you have to offer, so as long as you can articulate these assets confidently and efficiently, you should be all set.

If you’re still looking to land an interview, check out our Best Jobs page for a variety of open positions at Arizona’s best employers!

Nursing Interview Questions and Answers

After completing the grueling tasks of earning a degree in nursing and passing your boards, your actual nursing interview shouldn’t be nearly as daunting. However, interviewing for serious positions in the healthcare industry can be difficult, so keep reading to learn about nursing interview questions commonly asked. These questions will help you prepare for solid answers.

Top Nursing Interview Questions

How would you handle a difficult, complaining patient?

A large part of any position in nursing involves attentive patient care, so you should talk about how you would take initiative with your patient, asking what would make him or her more comfortable. Inform your interviewer that, while it can prove frustrating at times, you offer your patients the best care and advocacy you can. You can also talk about the overall ways in which you would approach the situation calmly and empathetically. Come armed with specific anecdotes from your prior experience with patients.

How have your clinical rotations prepared you for a nursing career?

Try to keep your response brief by summarizing your most valuable experience from your clinical rotations in a few sentences. Emphasize a few major lessons and key skills you gained from your clinical rotations. How have they prepared you for tangible work on the floor?

What is the most difficult obstacle you face in the healthcare field?

Discussing your weaknesses is a common overall interview question. Keep your answer specific to nursing and the healthcare field. Have you ever accidentally jotted down an error on a patient’s chart, or had a dispute with one of the attending doctors or residents? It’s OK to explain these instances, but it’s important to spin them in a positive direction; talk about what you learned from these incidents and how you make it a point not to repeat them.

Do you prefer to work alone or as part of the team?

You can (and should) demonstrate the best of both worlds with this question. Discuss your drive and passion for working with teams. State that nursing and providing healthcare are team efforts, and you enjoy positive, supportive teamwork with other nurses and doctors. To highlight leadership skills, provide an example of how you successfully combined your personal expertise with input from fellow providers to accomplish a goal. Emphasize your passion for teamwork. Then, pepper in a quick note about how you appreciate the autonomy and diligence that working alone provides you.

What do you do in order to keep current with medical findings and practices?

Studying and continuing education is necessary not only for license renewal, but it also helps ensure you are providing the most progressive and quality care possible. Do you read medical journals, study your clinical books, and attend conferences? If so, then you should discuss those activities. If you don’t, you should plan on partaking in productive things like this in the future.

When have you felt most pleased with your work? / What do you find most rewarding about being a nurse?

Even though this question is specifically targeted at you, you don’t want to come off as self-absorbed or boastful. You should talk about how it feels to help patients in need, and how accurately and helpfully providing them with care are consistent accomplishments you feel proud to achieve.

If you enter your interview with enthusiasm, confidence, and a solid knowledge of the nursing field and what you’ve been trained to do, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to perform strongly in your interview and hopefully secure the job. What other nursing interview questions have you been asked? Let us know!

If you’re still searching for the right position, take a look at what Dignity Health has to offer.

Creating a Brighter Future: Arizona’s Best Companies Give Back

Like many businesses, our team at BestCompaniesAZ is committed to give back to organizations making a difference in our community and in people’s lives. And with our 15th anniversary honoring the 100 Best Arizona Companies, most of these companies have strong corporate social responsibility initiatives. Throughout the year we want to shine a spotlight on a variety of charities that the 100 Best contribute to with their resources of time and money.

Arizona’s Best Companies Give Back

World Down Syndrome DayMarch 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, which hits close to home for our team since my daughter Julia (pictured right) has Down Syndrome. So to kick off our charity spotlights we want to share about an amazing organization committed to improving the lives of people with Down Syndrome, which can directly impact our communities, as well as our companies.

Ruby’s Rainbow is making a difference not only in individual lives, but also broadening our society’s view of the capabilities of people with Down Syndrome. The mission of Ruby’s Rainbow is to grant scholarships to adults with Down Syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes. It is their goal to create awareness of the capabilities of these amazing individuals and help them achieve their dreams of higher education.

The unemployment rate among people with disabilities is more than double that of the general population – 10.7% in 2015, compared to 5.1% for non-disabled workers.  By helping a segment of this community further their education, we can potentially help chip away at the high unemployment rate for the disabled.

One way for corporations to make a difference in the disability community now that can impact their prospects of securing a fulfilling career is through contributing to Ruby’s Rainbow. You will play a part in allowing more young adults with Down Syndrome to realize their dreams of attending college and learning valuable skills for their future employment. Think about the long term effects this can have for the unemployment rate for the disabled community, and what it can do for our company cultures to truly have more diverse and inclusive organizations! Look at what Walgreens & other companies have done and the benefits they have experienced: Employees With Disabilities Can Boost Business Success.

For World Down Syndrome Day, Ruby’s Rainbow is running their 3/21 Pledge, asking for individuals to donate $21. But we know corporations can do more than that! So we challenge our corporate friends to consider donations of $321 or $3,210, or whatever amount you are able to contribute! Or contact them to become a corporate sponsor.

It’s exciting to think about the impact we can have in people’s lives through giving of our time and resources. And we look forward to sharing more stories of great organizations the 100 Best Arizona Companies support and the difference it makes not only in our communities, but within the companies!

Let us know if you decide to donate to Ruby’s Rainbow, and we’d love to hear your stories of service and giving back! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!

 

About the Author:

Jocelyn Cook

As the Director of Marketing and Client Services, Jocelyn brings her own joy-filled approach to communicating on behalf of BCAZ and its award-winning clients. From social media to email to special events, Jocelyn is passionate about quality content, and acts as BCAZ’s resident grammar cop. Before joining BCAZ, Jocelyn was a Product Marketing Evangelist for HRmarketer.com.

When she isn’t promoting great companies, Jocelyn advocates for people with Down syndrome; encouraging inclusion, educating others, and dispelling common myths. Her young daughter directly benefits from her advocacy.

5 Great Conversation Starters For Job Interviews

From quick Starbucks meetings to conference room panels, being an engaging, friendly, conversational person will serve you well in all facets of your professional life. It’s completely normal to feel nervous going into interviews. However, if you master the art of conversation, you’ll be able to stand out from other applicants. Keep reading for five excellent conversation starters for job interviews.

Top Conversation Starters For Job Interviews

Current Events

Being well-read and familiar with the news in general is a great way to set you apart from others, even in casual settings with your peers. Take the time to educate yourself about common subject areas like sports, politics, and pop culture, and try to remember some interesting facts that you can later repeat. Avoid saying anything biased or controversial (especially if you bring up anything political). Overall, being able to intelligently speak about current events is a surefire way to avoid talking about the weather.

Family or Hobby-Related Activities

Does your interviewer have pictures of their family, inspirational quotes, or general memorabilia of something that looks like a hobby of theirs in their office? Try to strike up a conversation about one of these items, just make sure you sound friendly and genuinely interested. If you get the interviewer going on a topic of importance, then he or she will get excited about talking to you. You don’t want to sound like a brown-noser, but they’ll likely appreciate the fact that you’re both cordial and inquisitive.

The Company Itself

It’s always a smart idea to keep your conversation, even the initial cues, relevant to the matter at hand: the position and company for which you are interviewing. The interviewer might open the floor to questions you have pre-interview, which is a great way for you to jump in with creative versions of “What is your favorite part about working here?” — such as “What is the most pleasantly surprising thing about working here?” or “Do you think your life would be different if you were working elsewhere?” Always come armed with questions for the interviewer!

The Industry

Move beyond the specific company and your interviewer’s personal experience. Talking about the general industry in which you’re interviewing is also fair game. If you want to keep it focused on your interviewer, you can ask him or her things like, “How long have you been working in X industry?” or “What inspired you to pursue X industry?” Remember, people generally like talking about themselves, and your interviewer will probably light up and provide some anecdotes in response to these questions.

Be Humorous

We’re not suggesting you break out cheesy jokes to kick off the interview — but it’s okay to casually, conversationally, and appropriately joke with your interviewer. Funny initiations can set a tone of positivity and ease for the entire conversation. You can issue casual, funny questions and statements to keep the mood light.

As far as general tips go, remember not to monopolize any conversation, and remember to read your interviewer as well. If he or she seems uninterested with whatever topic you brought up, drop it and move on. The subject matter of the conversation isn’t the important part; rather, what’s vital is showing them you are friendly, proactive, alert, and genuine.

Don’t stress too much about the icebreaker — and keep these ideas handy so you can channel your energy and focus into the interview itself.

What other conversation starters for interviews have you tried? Let us know, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!

The Best Arizona Companies: Meet The Trailblazers

In researching and identifying the 100 Best Arizona Companies for our 15th Anniversary, we have divided them into six categories. Our first group to showcase are the Trailblazers, which are identified as:

“Companies that have pioneered and sustained their exceptional performance by all metrics over fifteen years, representing the best of the best.”

The 15 Trailblazers have had a significant impact over many years on our Arizona community, their employees and the economy.

Get to know a few of the 2017 Trailblazers:

Charles Schwab 

Charles Schwab is a trailblazer because they stay true to their culture of service, teamwork and seeing challenges “through clients’ eyes.”

They also remain bonded by a simple quote from Chuck Schwab: “Always put the client first. No matter what.” At Schwab, it’s not all just about stocks and bonds — it’s about improving people’s lives. To be able to change people’s lives for the better is a powerful purpose that Schwab has embraced throughout the years, making them both influential and progressive. It’s what being a Trailblazer is all about.

On the cutting edge of both financial services and culture development, Charles Schwab proved one of the first companies to demonstrate that consumer brand and employer brand should end up blended, without segmentation, and provide transparency. It’s easy to see what Charles Schwab is like, whether referring to customer experience or employee experience.

Dignity Health

With a long history of compassionate care, Dignity Health had its Arizona beginning with the establishment of St. Joseph’s sanitarium in 1895. As a fifteen-year Trailblazer, Dignity Health was among the first healthcare institutions to measure the positive, tangible effect of a healthy work culture on patient satisfaction. Since then, Dignity has become well known for the approach of Hello Humankindness. It developed from the proven idea that human connection also leads to better health.

Values illustrate what makes Dignity Health a Trailblazer. “Our values are the core principles that enable and inspire us to deliver humankindness. We keep our purpose simple yet powerful, and our goals ambitious yet attainable. Our values speak to the fundamental belief that every individual deserves to stay treated with humanity and compassion.”

Those beliefs, when put into action, create best companies.

Goodmans Interior Structures  

Goodmans Interior Structures is a Trailblazer. They’ve innovated for the past 60 years, making a difference in the community as well as the lives of employees. From inventive but humble beginnings three generations ago, to today’s innovative Living Office that balances purpose against profits, Goodmans continues to provide an example through an inspiring mission, vision and values.

At Goodmans, you’ll hear phrases like ‘Aha! Epiphany.’

That’s because Adam Goodman has been guided by a creative thought process that allows him to bring disruptive new ideas into the workplace culturally, on the community level, and with clients. Just as Adam Goodman took a deep dive into the purpose, character and mode of work of his own company, Goodmans guides clients and employees to do the same.

USAA

USAA gained the #1 place on the inaugural 2003 Best Companies list. That was when the company was so new in Arizona that their facilities weren’t yet finished. Now, they remain at the top of the game and a proven Trailblazer. How? In 15 years, while circumstances have changed, the mission of USAA remains the same. Furthermore, employees still have a passion for it. USAA employees remain immersed in a culture that profoundly embraces the service and sacrifices made by the U.S. military and their families.

As a Trailblazer, USAA had always been at the forefront of diversity. Since the military community is one of America’s most diverse, maintaining a workforce reflective of the membership proves vital to the mission. USAA’s diversity and inclusion credo is “Many Faces. One Mission.” This philosophy describes who USAA is, where all employees count and contribute to the overall success.

Quarles & Brady

As the only law firm to be recognized as a Trailblazer, Quarles & Brady earned that designation in 2003, 2007, and 2017. Why do people love working there? Their three secrets are diversity, community involvement, and open communication.

Quarles & Brady is a leader in mentoring and developing outstanding, diverse attorneys, with percentages of women and diverse partners exceeding national averages. Through Quarles Cares volunteer initiatives, attorneys as well as staff have opportunities to commit themselves personally and hands-on to civic and charitable efforts. Open communication helps employees feel connected to the bigger vision of the organization they are helping to grow. A multifaceted communication program includes updates, blog posts from leadership, newsletters, and Town Hall meetings. These all reinforce the rallying cry of “one long hallway.”

Vanguard

The Vanguard culture remains rooted in the core values of integrity, focus, as well as stewardship. Vanguard has for many years been recognized for career development, diversity and commitment to growth for women.

Vanguard is proud of their long tenured crew. They serve clients in order to give them the best chance for investment success. Always known as a benefits-rich firm, Vanguard introduced new programs in 2017 that support crew during four pivotal times of life: education, welcoming children, acting as a caregiver, and transitioning after a career at Vanguard. Vanguard has demonstrated how listening to crew members can support positive change that makes a company a true Trailblazer. Student loan assistance, paid parental leave, and family care leave mark only a few of the advantages of working there.

These companies round out the Best of Trailblazers:

American Express, Cox Communications, Deloitte, Discover Financial Services, Edward Jones, GoDaddy, Homeowners Financial Group, Mayo Clinic, and Medtronic.

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Hyatt Named to 2017 FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” List for Fourth Consecutive Year

Hyatt jumps 15 spots thanks to a culture committed to care and understanding

CHICAGO (March 9, 2017) – A subsidiary of Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), Hyatt Corporation, has been named to the 2017 FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list, an annual ranking of companies with outstanding workplace cultures. Hyatt has earned a spot on the prestigious list for four consecutive years, and ranking at No. 32 this year, its position jumped 15 places over 2016.

“Our purpose at Hyatt is to care for people so they can be their best. For 60 years, we have taken great pride in our commitment to empathy and understanding, which we believe starts with our colleagues and extends to our guests,” said Pete Sears, group president – Americas, Hyatt. “The result is an environment with deep relationships and where members of our team are like a family.”

Earlier this year, Hyatt launched World of Hyatt, a new global platform powered by the company’s purpose and reaffirming its commitment to building and engaging a strong community. The campaign is rooted in the simple idea that a little understanding goes a long way. Understanding has always been at the heart of the Hyatt community, inspiring interactions with colleagues, guests and owners, and driving how Hyatt does business.

Hyatt brings its purpose to life by offering employees access to benefits and perks that encourage lifelong learning and allow employees to be their best selves, including:

  • A new global family assistance policy that provides employees with paid time off following the birth or adoption of a child as well as financial assistance for adoption
  • Travel perks including complimentary and discounted stays at Hyatt hotels around the world
  • Access to skills training and world-class education opportunities through platforms like Khan Academy and Saba Cloud, which provides colleagues with videos, mobile and e-learning options
  • A diverse workplace, including many diversity business resource groups, that results in an environment where everyone can be their genuine selves at work
  • Work-life benefits including exercise initiatives, on-site rest and relaxation lounges, and flexible schedules
  • Free or subsidized meals to hotel employees during work hours

This 2017 FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” recognition adds to a growing list of workplace accolades Hyatt has received in the past year, including:

  • FORTUNE® 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality by the Human Rights Campaign
  • World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®
  • FORTUNE® 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials
  • FORTUNE® 50 Best Workplaces for Women
  • 2016 Gallup Great Workplace Award

For more information or to explore open positions at Hyatt hotels and offices around the world, please visit http://hyatt.jobs.

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.

Methodology

To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. The ranking is based on feedback from more than 232,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ companies with more than 1,000 employees.

Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for employees – measured and ranked through our analysis of the results of our Trust Index© survey and Culture Audit© questionnaire.

Through the Trust Index©, employees anonymously assess their workplace, including the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees’ personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. Companies’ results on the Trust Index© survey are compared to peer organizations of like size and complexity. The Culture Audit© includes detailed questions about benefits, programs and practices.

To be considered for our Best Workplaces lists, companies must become Great Place to Work-Certified™. Details are available at https://www.greatplacetowork.com/certification.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services and employer branding programs, including Best Companies lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Great Place to Work®’s Trust Index©, a 58-question employee survey that measures trust, is used around the world to help companies increase the levels of trust across their organizations and improve business results. Annually, Great Place to Work® produces the research for the annual FORTUNE ‘100 Best Companies to Work For®’ list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

About Fortune

FORTUNE is a global leader in business journalism with a combined audience of more than 9 million readers in print and online. FORTUNE covers bold innovators, smart companies, new ideas and innovative strategies that inspire the FORTUNE audience to accelerate their business success. The FORTUNE major franchises include the “FORTUNE 500®”, the “100 Best Companies to Work For®”, “World’s Most Admired Companies®”, “40 Under 40™” and “Fastest-Growing Companies™”. FORTUNE hosts a wide range of annual conferences, including FORTUNE Most Powerful Women, FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech, FORTUNE Brainstorm E and the FORTUNE Global Forum. FORTUNE was the first business magazine with an iPad app and has more than 1.5 million followers on Twitter. Fortune.com launched on June 1, 2014 and has seen rapid growth since launch reaching an average of over 7mm monthly unique visitors. See the latest from FORTUNE online at fortune.com and on Twitter @FortuneMagazine.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 13 premier brands. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio included 698 properties in 56 countries. The Company’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to create value for shareholders, build relationships with guests and attract the best colleagues in the industry. The Company’s subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Andaz®, Hyatt Centric®, The Unbound Collection by HyattTM, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt ZivaTM, Hyatt ZilaraTM and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

From FORTUNE Magazine, March 15, 2017 ©2017 Time Inc. FORTUNE and 100 Best Companies to Work For® are registered trademarks of Time Inc. and are used under license. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Hyatt.

Best Company Instagram Accounts To Follow Now: AZ Edition

So, you’re looking for the best company Instagram accounts in Arizona? Well, we’ve got you covered. These organizations update their Instagram profiles with relevant, eye-catching, well-branded content that you can follow as well as “like.”

These companies also won a spot on this year’s list of Best 100 Arizona Companies.

Take a look and then “follow” away!

Best Company Instagram Accounts In Arizona To Follow Now

Endurance International (@enduranceintl)

Bio: Endurance International Group (em)Powers millions of small businesses with products and technology to vitalize their online web presence.

  • Awesome, fun working environment
  • Inspirational quotes
  • Happy team members

Kimpton Hotels (@kimpton, @palomarphx)

Bio: Unique. Stylish. Spirited. These photos make us happy. Tag yours #kimpton.

  • Scenic locations of their hotels
  • Exquisite “foodie” snapshots from their menus — so it’s perfect for food lovers
  • The Palomar in Phoenix also offers some incredible photos for interior design enthusiasts

Workiva (@workivalife)

Bio: We created Wdesk, a cloud-based platform for enterprises to collect, manage, report, and analyze critical business data in real time.

  • Cool place to work overall
  • Amazing team activities
  • Inspirational quotes

Lavidge (@lavidgeco)

Bio: Creative. Smart. Fun.🎉Phoenix-based full-service ad agency helping clients exceed goals since 1982 🏆.

  • Testimonials from employees about why they love working at Lavidge
  • Fun team activities
  • Statistical as well as informational posts regarding their role as a full-service ad agency
  • You might also come across some dog-friendly workplace photos — jealous?!
  • Colorful layouts and also engaging content

Nextiva (@nextiva)

Bio: Nextiva is a leading provider of cloud-based business communication solutions.

  • Showcases how it’s an exciting as well as friendly place to work
  • Team events (marathons, Toys For Tots & other donation drives, movie nights, and also their major annual event, NextCon). You’ll want to apply immediately after seeing how much fun their team has — and how much good they do. That’s why this is also one of the best company Instagram accounts to follow.

Carvana (@gocarvana)

Bio: Meet the happy customers, employees, and experiences of Carvana – the nation’s leading online auto retailer.

  • Happy employees, happy workplace, happy customers all around!
  • Team donations (in particular the Humane Society)
  • Giveaways
  • Photos of all the vehicles they deliver to satisfied customers all over the country

Phoenix Children’s Hospital (@phxchildrens)

Bio: Phoenix Children’s Hospital has provided hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and families since 1983.

  • Informational, educational posts about children’s health
  • Patient success stories as well as messages of hope

J.P. Morgan (@jpmorgan)

Bio: Follow us around the world to see our employees, communities and ideas at work.

  • Their account displays why it’s a great place to work in general
  • Employees share their scenic photos while traveling on the job
  • Motivational quotes from leaders employed by J.P. Morgan

Make-A-Wish Arizona (@makeawisharizona)

Bio: We grant the wishes of Arizona children with life-threatening medical conditions. Help us bring hope, strength and joy to kids in your community.

  • Bittersweet stories of hope from the children they serve
  • Photos that showcase the lengths they go to in order to make dreams come true for children facing life-threatening medical conditions
  • The doctors helping these “Wish Kids”

Mayo Clinic (@mayoclinic)

Bio: Mayo Clinic is an integrated medical practice. Campuses: #MayoClinicMN #MayoClinicFL #MayoClinicAZ

  • Health tips
  • Inspirational patient stories; “behind the scenes”
  • Photos that show why the Mayo Clinic is also a great place to work
  • The hospital staff who make it such an important institution
  • Medical statistics (such as heart health, kidney donations, etc.)
  • State-of-the-art medical technology (including aircraft for medical evacuations and a revolutionary iteration of the MRI scanner)
  • It’s overall one of the best company Instagram accounts in Arizona you should follow, especially thanks to their health tips and patient stories

CBRE (@cbre)

Bio: The buildings, spaces and people that inspire us to transform real estate into real advantage.

  • Incredible real estate photos from around the world
  • Factoids about the cities CBRE serves
  • Perks of working there
  • Videos featuring LEGO creations of famous buildings around the globe

GoDaddy (@godaddylife)

Bio: Masters of work-life balance. Builders of small business dreams. Creators of simple, beautiful tech.

  • Employee as well as customer satisfaction is evident in their photos!
  • They even have a slide IN their office (there’s also a video of it)!
  • Exciting team events
  • Charity-oriented events also make it one of the best company Instagram accounts

So, which of these best company Instagram accounts is your favorite? Let us know — and be sure to follow BestCompaniesAZ on Instagram, too!

Best Company Blogs To Read Now: Arizona-Based

It’s important to keep up with local companies as well as their industries. One simple way to do that is to regularly check company blogs — so we have generated a list of some of the best company blogs that you should check out now.

These companies are also winners on this year’s list of Best 100 Arizona Companies.

Happy reading!

Best Company Blogs To Read Now: Arizona-Based

Nextiva

Nextiva is one of the country’s fastest-growing providers of unified cloud communications for modern businesses. Their blog showcases frequent, in-depth updates on topics such as business, cloud communications, customer service and VoIP. Check out their blog here: https://www.nextiva.com/blog/

Shutterfly

The Shutterfly blog is one of the best company blogs to check out if you’re into photography, crafting, or creative projects in general. It offers inspiration to readers who wish to use photographs as a way to make gifts, keepsakes and printable memories. Take a look: http://blog.shutterfly.com

Kimpton Hotels

The Kimpton Hotels blog features everything you’d like to learn about luxury traveling. “Life Is Suite” is one of the best company blogs for anyone who’d appreciate location-specific travel tips, culinary topics (including recipes), hospitality advice, and more. So, start scrolling and enjoy!  https://www.kimptonhotels.com/blog

Markitors

Markitors is a full-service digital marketing agency based in Scottsdale whose mission is to move small businesses forward online. This is one of the best company blogs for those interested in the world of digital marketing, and anyone involved in a small business looking to grow. They write about all things digital — so you’ll gain insight on everything you should be doing for your business online. Read their blog here: https://markitors.com/blog/

Spear Education

The Spear Education blog catalogs dental articles that offer insight into occlusion, restorative dentistry, dental implants, esthetics and more. If you plan on heading for a career path in dentistry, then this provides a comprehensive source of information for you to read through. Take a look: https://www.speareducation.com/spear-review/

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital provides updates on a blog straight from doctors. The physicians of Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital share pediatric health care insights, patient stories as well as other relevant information for parents, families and the community. That’s why it’s one of the best company blogs to read through, especially for parents: http://barrow.phoenixchildrens.org/neuroblogical

Make-A-Wish Arizona

Looking for a feel-good blog to deliver some inspiration to your day? If so, Make-A-Wish Arizona posts stories on their blog to highlight touching stories about making dreams come true for children facing life-threatening medical conditions. For some of these, you might need to grab the tissue box: http://arizona.wish.org/news-and-events/media-blogger-center/in-the-news-and-blogs

Y Scouts

Y Scouts is a leadership search firm that populates their blog with information on all things hiring — so HR professionals, job seekers, high-level leaders and purpose-driven companies can draw from their recruiting expertise: http://yscouts.com/blog/

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Best Company Values To Inspire Your Work Life

So, looking for some of the best company values to inspire your work life? We’ve compiled some of the most positive, creative and overall best company values that’ll make you want to work there.

These organizations with the best company values also won a spot on this year’s 100 Best Arizona Companies.

Best Company Values

Charles Schwab

  • Serve our clients in an ethical, empathetic and proactive way.
  • Innovate constantly to improve the client experience.
  • Respect fellow employees and also reinforce the power of teamwork.
  • Be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us – client assets, our brand, and stockholder value.

Dignity Health

  • Delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services;
  • Serving as well as advocating for our sisters and brothers who are poor and disenfranchised;
  • Partnering with others in the community to improve the quality of life.           

USAA

Reflect the values of the military and our membership, and form the foundation of how we behave and make decisions.

  • Service
  • Loyalty
  • Honesty
  • Integrity

Progrexion

Our programs empower our employees, connect individuals, and create results that are impactful and long-lasting.

GoDaddy

Our values are witnessed every day in our company’s culture and are also a declaration of who we are. They are the North Star for every member of Team GoDaddy and they also power our success. Our values help each of us be our best selves and so they are paramount to how we attract, hire, promote and reward the world’s best employees.

BE EXTRAORDINARY.

Extraordinary achievement is how we make a difference. Working at GoDaddy is a life-changing experience that offers people an environment to learn, grow and do the best work of their career. We will create an exceptional tomorrow by being extraordinary today.

OWN OUTCOMES.

Every line of code, every pixel, every interaction with a teammate, customer or partner is a chance to change the world. Our actions and results speak for themselves. We work toward the best possible outcome because we are passionate about our customers. We bring humanity to technology that helps our customers achieve their dreams.

JOIN FORCES.

As a team, we move the company toward its vision. When I can help others, I do. Great teams multiply individual talents. Great teammates make others better without taking credit. We win together and also lose together. Together, we celebrate our successes and also learn from our failures.

BE FEARLESS.

We innovate and take risks to achieve uncommon outcomes, and so we are curious and not afraid of experimentation or failure. We take risks and also try new ways of doing things. There are valuable discoveries as well as lessons to be learned everywhere. We ask questions, we seek to understand, we give feedback and also challenge the status quo. We measure our results and continually grow and improve.

LIVE PASSIONATELY.

A healthy life fueled by fun and passion for a better world shows in our work. To truly take care of our customers, we begin by taking care of each other as well as ourselves. Finding meaning and personal fulfillment enables us to be at the top of our game. Also, our health and time away from the office are as important to us as being extraordinary at work.

Vanguard

  • Integrity
  • Focus
  • Stewardship

Hyatt

Our shared set of values define our culture: Respect. Empathy. Integrity. Creativity. Humility. Fun.

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona

The following comprise the core values that help Habitat for Humanity spread hope to people and communities.

Believe: We believe in the power of bringing people together to positively impact our community.
Unity: We are united in our Christian mission of service to others with dignity and respect and as a working family we choose to have some fun along the way.
Integrity: Our vision, mission, and values guide our actions and we operate on a daily basis with the highest level of reliability, honesty, and honor.
Love: We demonstrate love, compassion, and caring for everyone we serve.
Dedication: We are unwavering in our dedication to helping those in need find decent, affordable housing.

Make-A-Wish

Our values serve as the map to attain our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. They are a clear guide to our priorities and they also lead the way in everything we do.

Integrity: We approach every aspect of our work with unwavering standards of honesty, transparency and respect for wish recipients, their families and Make-A-Wish® supporters.

Child Focus: Our business practices always put the interests of wish children first. Always.

Excellence: We aspire to best-in-class business practices, and we also embrace the challenge to exceed expectations at every opportunity.

Community: We foster a collaborative, global community composed of staff, volunteers and donors with the collective ability to make the broadest possible range of wishes come true.

Inspiration: We are inspired by the examples of our wish kids as well as the actions of the entire Make-A-Wish community to approach our mission with life-affirming enthusiasm, imagination and creativity. As a result, we fill each wish experience and every interaction with hope, strength and joy.

Spear Education

Service-oriented: We strive for service excellence, delivering our clients’ solutions with the highest standard of quality as well as professionalism.

Trustworthy: We strive to earn our clients’, partners’ and team members’ trust, adhering to the highest standards of honesty, truthfulness and integrity.

Responsible: We understand that success on any major scale requires us to accept responsibility. We strive to embrace responsibility and ownership in all that we do.

Innovative: We embrace innovation providing the freedom to imagine what is possible, through the power of collaboration, risk-taking, experimentation and also learning from our failures.

Vested: We are vested in our clients’ success as well as each other’s professional development.

Empowering: We strive to empower our clients and our team members with impactful knowledge and quality education.

Goodmans Interior Structures

People. There is nothing more important than the welfare of our people. Adam Goodman’s most important responsibility is to create an environment where talented people are inspired to contribute, grow and thrive.

Connectedness. Goodmans is not isolated, but connected to the community and the planet, helping to fulfill the corporate vision to change the community.

Improvement. Goodmans will continually seek improvement. Every day brings opportunities to enhance student learning, accelerate patient healing, make customers more competitive or reduce the cost of government.

Imagination. Goodmans never stops thinking. Having a purpose isn’t enough, it’s about pushing that vision to the absurdist extreme, forgetting constraints, conventional wisdom and tradition.

Endurance International Group

CUSTOMER SUCCESS. 
We make it easier.

CANDOR.
We are honest with ourselves as well as others.

TENACITY.
We seek challenges and overcome obstacles.

AGILITY.
We listen, learn, adapt, decide and then act.

BETTER TOGETHER.
We accomplish more united.


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Best Company Vision Statements To Get Inspired By

When it comes to work, you generally gravitate toward a company with solid values and a defined, positive mission. The following list compiles some of the best company vision statements to make you feel inspired and pursue a career of meaning.

Best Company Vision Statements

Charles Schwabbest company vision statements

  • Purpose:  “To champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity.”
  • Vision: “To serve as the most trusted leader in investment services.”
  • We champion investors and those who serve them because we believe everyone should have the opportunity to achieve great financial outcomes.

best company vision statementsDignity Health

Vision statement: “We are committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus. We dedicate our resources to:

  • Delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services;
  • Serving and advocating for our sisters and brothers who are poor and disenfranchised;
  • Partnering with others in the community to improve the quality of life.”           

best company vision statementsUSAA

Vision statement: The mission of the association is to facilitate the financial security of its members, associates, as well as their families through provision of a full range of highly competitive financial products and services; in so doing, USAA seeks to be the provider of choice for the military community.

 

best company vision statementsProgrexion

Vision statement: “We improve the lives of our customers through ensuring they have a fair credit report, thus having greater means and opportunity to achieve their personal financial goals.”

 

best company vision statementsGoDaddy

Vision statement: GoDaddy’s vision and mission is to radically shift the global economy toward life-fulfilling independent ventures. We do that by helping our customers kick ass—giving them the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success, however they measure it.

best company vision statementsHyatt

Vision statement: “We care for people so they can be their best. We continuously listen, learn and evolve to both meet and anticipate the needs of our colleagues. We believe that being your best is about being your true self – engaged, fulfilled and ready to take on the world.

Our shared set of values define our culture: Respect. Empathy. Integrity. Creativity. Humility. Fun.”

best company vision statementsHabitat for Humanity Central Arizona

Vision statement: “Seeking to put God’s love into action Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.”

 

 

best company vision statementsMake-A-Wish

Vision statement: “The mission of Make-A-Wish is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Vision: We are dedicated to making every eligible child’s wish come true.”

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