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Cornerstone Named One of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women

Kimberly Cassady

Chief Talent Officer, Cornerstone

We need more women in the HR technology industry. There are countless studies linking gender balance with increased performance, innovation and creativity — but currently, only 26 percent of computing jobs and five percent of leadership positions in the technology industry are held by women.

Kirsten Helvey, Cornerstone’s COO, and I recently spoke at the HR Technology Conference about the many challenges facing women today: the candidate funnel, inadequate professional development opportunities and the reinforcement of existing gender imbalances. Here at Cornerstone, we take these challenges seriously and are constantly working to create an environment where women can thrive. Particularly because of the current environment for women in tech, I am happy to share that Cornerstone has been named as one of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women by global research firm Great Place to Work and Fortune.

We couldn’t have received such a tremendous distinction without the passion and support of our employees. Being included on the list is the result of our own employees’ assessments of various aspects of being a part of Cornerstone, which includes opportunities for development, an environment conducive to work/life balance and benefits that support women, among other factors.

We’re proud of the fact that, as a technology company, women make up more than 40 percent of our U.S. workforce and 20 percent of our VP or higher leadership. In an environment where 48 percent of women feel they are being overlooked for leadership positions, we’re focused on creating an environment where no one feels evaluated by anything except the quality of their character and work.

Supporting Women in the Workplace

But it’s not just the demographics that matter; it’s the support enabling those demographics. For example, support for working parents is critical to address the gender gap. A Women in the Workplace survey found that five times as many senior level men have stay-at-home partners compared to their peers, and 41 percent of women reported doing more childcare than their husbands. Cornerstone offers many benefits for women at the company to address these discrepancies. We offer generous maternity and paternity leave, and a fully stocked nursing mother’s room for new parents. There’s Mommy’s Club, which meets and talks about collective issues that new mothers face, and a Women Empowerment group for discussing career issues and trends, both of which were created by the women of Cornerstone for the women of Cornerstone. There’s a host of other perks, such as onsite yoga, chiropractor care, massages, Bring Your Child to Work Day and others.

The special thing about Cornerstone is that we strive to not only make this a great environment for women to work, but for everybody to work – no matter your nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender. Our company operates on the belief that every human being that joins our team has the power to realize their potential, and that the combined efforts of empowered people create a company that makes a lasting impact.

We pride ourselves on being a company where everyone is truly empowered to be their best. While there’s still a lot of work to be done when it comes to women’s representation in the workforce and at Cornerstone, we’re constantly striving to be an example of progress and thoughtful inclusion in the tech industry.

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Cornerstone Partners With Microsoft to Bring Learning into the Flow of Work

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Cornerstone Partners With Microsoft to Bring Learning into the Flow of Work

Making time for learning during a busy workday is challenging. According to a recent survey, a majority of employees reported thattime is the biggest barrier to their development. But over the course of the pandemic, and even in the years before, we’ve seen how quickly business needs—and therefore, the needs for employee skills—change. Learning is more important than ever and needs to be delivered in new ways that drive accessibility and information retention. To help companies remain truly adaptable and nimble, they need to integrate learning into the flow of work. It’s why Cornerstone and Microsoft are partnering to make learning in the flow of work possible and support employees’ growing learning needs. Both of Cornerstone’s LMS platforms (Cornerstone Learning and Saba Cloud) will be integrated into Microsoft Viva—Microsoft’s new Employee Experience Platform (EXP)—to make it easy for employees to discover, share and engage with learning content without having to switch back and forth between solutions. "Cornerstone is bringing great value to organizations by integrating its solutions within Microsoft Teams, right where employees are working every day," said Kirk Koenigsbauer, COO, Experiences + Devices at Microsoft Corp. "The new Microsoft Viva empowers employees to make learning and development a natural and intuitive part of their daily work." How Cornerstone Powers Learning in the Flow of Work on the Microsoft Employee Experience Platform Powered by Microsoft 365 and experienced through Teams, Microsoft Viva seamlessly helps your organization build human connection, foster growth and wellbeing, and drive peak business performance. And now that experience encompasses learning, including the integration with Cornerstone. Incorporating learning opportunities from Cornerstone’s LMS offerings into Microsoft Viva Learning makes it easy not only to access learning, but also integrate it into the flow of work. Employees using Teams can seek out, share and/or assign learning content based on their current needs. For example, if an employee is struggling with their workload, a manager could engage in a real-time 1:1 conversation and based on that discussion, serve up training on time management or organization skills. This way, in addition to providing real-time coaching and feedback, the manager is also able to give their employee development resources in a timely and relevant manner. In another instance, an employee that’s familiar with HTML but hasn’t used the skill for a while might find a quick refresher course—rather than spending time and energy re-learning through trial-and-error. For more on the power of this partnership, watch this video announcing Microsoft Viva Learning Removing Barriers to Learning Cornerstone and Microsoft’s collaboration will help remove barriers to learning and empower organizations and their employees to grow and adapt for the future. Our learning solutions contain training to meet employee needs across on-demand learning, compliance and career development. Through this partnership and through Microsoft, employees will soon have the ability to access learning where they are, when they need it, to power stronger individual and company performance. As a leader and pioneer in learning, we’ve accumulated the largest pool of learning data and insights in the world over the course of our 20 years in business. We are thrilled to share that experience, expertise and passion with Teams and its users. Read the full announcement to learn more about Cornerstone’s partnership with Microsoft.

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