MiQ, a 12-year-old global company of 1,200 employees with 30% of its staff based in the U.S., uses benefits, talent upscaling and a unique approach to hybrid work to make its work culture stand out.
MiQ offers six months of parental leave and universal life insurance
The ad tech company emphasizes growing talent internally through its Future Leader Program—especially guiding entry- and mid-level employees into manager roles.
“We designed a deliberate curriculum to help empower and create understanding and acumen for what's a critical layer of the organization,” said Sean Reardon, global and U.S. CEO. “We have a fantastic emerging talent program that brings people in at entry levels, but that middle tier is where manager development is critical, and it's been a huge part of our approach. And one we've refined to now be on an annual cycle—you want to create almost a graduating class sensibility so that you're part of something within the organization.”
Last year, MiQ continued to update its benefits by offering six months of parental leave for either parent, as well as coaching to help parents ease back to work when they return. That followed the company's addition of a universal life insurance policy in 2021—a benefit the company was considering but prioritized following the unexpected death of an employee, said Reardon.
In terms of remote work, the company’s “Unite, Flex, Connect” policy encourages employees to come into the office two weeks a year. The company also asked U.S. staffers to work in person three days in the months they do not work a full in-office week. The company also has an annual virtual and in-person “Unite Week,” filled with activities for employees.
What will set apart MiQ as a Best Place to Work amid the challenges of 2023?
Sean Reardon, global and U.S. CEO at MiQ: “I think for us, providing certainty in periods of uncertainty is critical for our employees. Our intention is not to grow through subtraction or reduction. Our intention is to grow through bringing the best talents into MiQ. We hired over 300 people last year into the business, and at least a quarter of that was in the U.S. business. So I think you're going to continue to see us place our people at the center."