First Horizon National Corp. is consistently recognized as one of the country’s best employers by the likes of Working Mother and Fortune magazines, and for good reason, especially in the context of corporate communications: These executives have “a real seat at the table,” says one staffer, who notes that the communications department reports directly to the CEO and is part of his executive management team. “We aggressively manage our corporate reputation and are given the support to do that from throughout the company.”
This reputation is aligned with the corporate culture, which “is so strong and positive, we’ve given it a name: Firstpower,” a staffer says. “It’s focused on engaging employees so they make our customers—and therefore our shareholders—happy to do business with us.”
Indeed, customers are happy to do business with First Horizon because the employees are happy to be working there, which can be attributed to the company’s serious focus on work-life balance. In 2008, 40% of employees reported working some type of flexible schedule to help balance their personal and professional responsibilities, and 90% said their managers were supportive of this.
Ultimately, says one enthusiastic employee, “If you don’t know about First Horizon yet, you should. This company rocks.” PRN