Welcoming New Employees
We aim to empower new Brightcove employees to immediately start to build a strong foundation for their success at Brightcove and their future career growth and to leverage their unique backgrounds and experiences to impact the company. Our Talent Development team works closely with people leaders to structure a welcoming and thorough introduction to Brightcove for each new employee. We equip new hires with resources to navigate their first 90 days, including information on our core values, company- and industry-specific terminology, information about local benefits, and introductions to our products. We pair each new employee with a buddy, and we encourage new hires to participate in a three-part new hire networking and education series called Around the Cove.
Supporting Ongoing Development
Learning and development are at the heart of the Brightcove employee experience; our employees have opportunities for ongoing growth through formal programming and organic experience. Leveraging the power of our own products, we provide comprehensive video training to all employees, who can access a wide range of online courses to suit their development needs and interests, including mandatory courses on topics like information security and anti-harassment and optional ones on subjects like Brightcove products and skill development. In addition, our professional development programming supports the Brightcove community in creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We offer unconscious bias training for hiring managers and publish materials that support respect for others, such as a guide to DEIB terminology to help employees understand terms used or created by communities with which they may be unfamiliar.
Advancing Career Goals
We support our talent in achieving personal career goals and, to that end, encourage meaningful planning and conversations around professional journeys. Our Talent Development team, in partnership with leaders across the business, facilitates small-group workshops, such as Navigating the Cove, which guides employees in shaping their careers, and Evaluating Yourself, which supports employees during the performance review processes. Employees also have resources at their disposal to help them orient their career goals. For example, Talent Cards provide a structure for employees to assess where they are within the organization, where they would like to be, and how Brightcove can help them get there. They also help guide discussions between employees and their leaders about their career plans and development.
Our Bright Leaders program engages all of our people leaders in ongoing workshops on topics such as emotional intelligence, deepening resilience, psychological safety, coaching, and situational leadership. Brightcove leaders also have access to targeted training and moderated calibration workshops in connection with performance reviews. And we offer confidential executive coaching services, which allow our leadership team to access professional one-on-one coaching on topics such as productivity, resilience, and inspiring others.
Our philosophy is simple: we pay employees fairly for the work that they do. Our compensation and benefits planning team carries out an annual global audit of the compensation of all Brightcove employees to identify and eliminate any pay disparity between employees performing the same work at the same grade.
We prioritize the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees and their families around the world. We encourage employees to take care of their health and wellbeing by offering comprehensive medical and dental benefits, generous paid time off policies, access to company-sponsored wellness programs, and access to a confidential employee assistance program.
We also introduced employee wellness measures specific to the COVID-19 pandemic such as a stipend for home working, regular communication and remote and hybrid working options. We continue to monitor and follow local public health requirements as we carefully re-open some of our offices.