Perhaps you’ve heard of The Motley Fool. They are a multimedia financial-services company with a distinct vision to help the world invest smarter and more strategically. They’re syndicated to radio stations and newspapers across America and produce The Motley Fool Money podcast, all of which are dedicated to help people take control of their financial lives.

They are also known for their exceptional employee engagement practices. The time and energy they put into their culture and employees has won them Glassdoor’s title of The Best Small-To-Medium Sized Company to work for in the U.S. two years in a row. That is quite a feat, considering they were running up against 125,000 eligible companies.

So how does a company make it to the top and win this award for two consecutive years? Well, in the case of The Motley Fool, it’s not only about investing in your finances. More importantly, it’s about investing in your people.

It starts with hiring stellar talent and continues by offering challenge and autonomy so employees can fulfill their potential at the company.

…We are working very hard and will continue for the rest of the life of our company to see every individual as somebody who is trying to fulfill their potential and their own opportunity to transform the world.” Tom Gardner, CEO and Co-chairman

A strong culture and employee-first perks don’t hurt either. For example, The Motley Fool uses YouEarnedIt’s software to build on their culture of appreciation. They also provide tuition reimbursement with up to $5,250 in tax-free educational assistance and offer an onsite gym with free fitness classes, massage rooms, and monthly meditation sessions.


For more ideas on how to create a stellar company culture, check out The Motley Fool case study in our eBook titled “How the Cool Kids Attract and Retain Talent. It’s loaded with tips and other case studies from a variety of companies that get employee engagement right.

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