INDIANAPOLIS – A Hoosier cloud technology company is emphasizing its unique culture to help attract and retain talent. Ben Fuelberth, an advisor with FirstPerson in Indianapolis, says Kinney Group Inc. has stayed true to its roots “even as they’ve continued to grow.” Our Culture Matters segment this month features the company, which recently secured a $6 million round of funding.
Kinney Group is excited to showcase our culture on Inside Indiana Business’ Culture Matters segment. Our team was thrilled to be approached with the opportunity to give an inside look at how Kinney Group attracts and engages top talent in the Indianapolis area. Currently, we are operating in a candidate-driven market. To remain competitive, companies must accurately define their culture and strive to hire talent that uniquely match their environment and core values. From the beginning, Kinney Group’s leaders have been culture ambassadors, ensuring our progressive work culture continues to be a top priority for the company.
The company plans to add close to 90 jobs by 2019. Fuelberth says Kinney Group focuses on a team atmosphere, referring to its employees as colleagues and taking on initiatives to support fun activities for those located at the Indianapolis headquarters or remotely. As Kinney Group continues to bring on new employees, Fuelberth says integrating them with the existing work force is increasingly a focus. “Every new hire gets what they call a ‘Kinney Comrade,'” Fuelberth adds, “and it’s just a member of their team, another colleague, that’s assigned to them — normally not from their department — who helps them get acclimated, sends them a book and a note, nice personal hand-written message prior to them starting with Kinney Group. Makes them feel part of the team right away.”
The other features of Kinney Group culture include an “Earth Team” that tends a nearby garden and works with local high school in the community. Employees are given 16 hours of volunteer time per year. Fuelberth says the company also embraced the “work hard, play hard” mantra, with committees and events designed for employees to “do things that are important to them.”
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About Kinney Group
Kinney Group is a cloud solutions integrator harnessing the power of IT in the cloud to improve lives. Automation is in Kinney Group’s DNA, enabling the company to integrate the most advanced security, analytics, and infrastructure technologies as an optimized solution powering IT-driven business processes in the cloud for federal agencies and Fortune 1000 companies.