Human Capital management is the cornerstone of our ESG and corporate strategy.
We want people to be excited to come to work, to like what they are doing, and to feel valued. This requires a commitment, from every employee up to the Board-level, to create a strong internal culture that promotes inclusion and employee well-being. Our past and continued success relies on our ability to attract and retain quality team members, and we have strengthened our people capabilities by recruiting a board member, Heidi Everett, with this specific expertise. We have increased our focus on the recruitment of employees with backgrounds that have historically been under-represented in our industry and institutions whose recruitment efforts have been underserved. We offer attractive compensation comprised of a salary and annual bonus, as well as equity participation so that every employee has a personal stake in our collective success. Equity awards are divided into time-based and performance-based restricted stock that vest over time, better aligning the interests of our employees and shareholders. We are proactive and responsive to our employees regarding our benefits package, seeking feedback from employees for ways we can further meet their financial, educational, health, and well-being needs. Our benefits package includes: