Best Practices
April 20, 2009

Clovis Encourages Open Communication to Increase Productivity

Recognized in 2007 by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the city's great places to work -- and by Inc. Magazine as one of the countrys fastest-growing privately-owned companies -- Clovis has experienced increased revenue growth since its founding in early 2000. A search firm, the company recruits A-level talent for some of the best companies in the world, a representative reports.

A core value emphasizes flexibility in decision making, and that extends to workplace policies. Based on individual performance, employees can earn flexible schedules, working from home up to two days per week, adopt a compressed workweek and earn up to 64 hours in extra paid time off throughout the year. Morning huddles heighten performance; every morning, Clovis associates meet with their managers to discuss their objectives for the day, their progress from the day before and any obstacles they're encountering in working to meet their goals. The huddles allow for a permanent culture of productivity as a result of open communication and solid planning. Clovis also runs a volunteer committee that allows staff unlimited paid time off to work in the community and involves employees in company-sponsored charitable events.