Training is not a chore at LBMC; it's an aspiration for employees hungry to learn.
The desire and encouragement of skill development and professional growth are ingrained in the culture at the business consulting firm, named one of the top midsized workplaces in Middle Tennessee from the Workplace Dynamics survey.
"Continuous learning and innovation are part of our core values," said marketing director Leisa Gill.
With 339 Middle Tennessee employees at its Brentwood headquarters, the company uses an open-door policy to address concerns as well as ideas and opportunities to become more knowledgeable.
The result: "It helps make them better service providers," Gill said.
"They're more knowledgeable in field. That builds pride in them. When someone has a lot of pride in their skills and who they work for, they do a better job with who they serve."
It also builds trusts among employees.
"LBMC has the confidence and trust in me to do my job and I don't feel that I'm being watched over," one employee wrote. "They trust me to perform my duties with no guidance (unless requested)."
Community involvement is another focal point at LBMC. The firm hosts several charity events each year, from serving food at Second Harvest Food Bank to building with Hands On Nashville.
"There's something good for the heart and soul about giving back to the community," Gill said. "And relationships you build outside of work with your teammates, people you work with on a regular basis, strengthens how we see each other."
Growth, trust and this call to help the community are ingredients in the recipe of a happy work environment, survey participants say.
"Everyone is respected and their opinions are valued," one employee wrote in the Workplace Dynamics survey. "I have never worked with a company that cares as much about employees as leadership at LBMC does."