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Fairygodboss
April 21, 2024 at 2:13AM UTC

Alight Solutions is a leading cloud-based provider of integrated digital human capital and business solutions. They optimize business process as a service (BPaaS) to deliver superior outcomes for employees and employers across a comprehensive portfolio of services. 

As a result, Alight employees are enabled to enrich their own health, wealth and work, all while enabling global organizations to achieve a high-performance culture. Alight succeeds in this mission by following their core values, which are to: 

  1. Champion people by being empathetic, helping to create a place where everyone belongs and winning together. 
  2. Grow with purpose by being inspired by their higher calling of improving lives, failing forward by choosing progress over perfection, being brave, showing grit and growing as their whole selves. 
  3. Be Alight by being beacons that empower others, acting with integrity, being real and finding ways to add joy to life. 

From day one, Alight’s strategy, mission and cultural values are shared in both the new colleague toolkit and their regional welcome sessions — and Alight continues to guide employees and help them connect their passion with purpose throughout their career journey. 

In this article, we’ll share more about how Alight cares about their people, as well as the culture, benefits and programs they’ve put in place to help Alight colleagues thrive. 

How DE&I is at the core of Alight Solutions.

Alight believes that diversity should be visible, valued and sustained throughout the organization, and they are committed to enabling an inclusive culture of belonging that engages all colleagues and grows the diversity of their talent to proudly represent the clients and communities they serve. 

For Alight, inclusion is a verb. It is the act of creating an environment where colleagues can bring their whole selves to work, reach their full potential and feel that they belong. And, when they act inclusively and colleagues feel they belong, that action is reflected in Alight’s diversity. 

For example, globally, Alight’s workforce is now made up of 60% women and 45.3% women in leadership at the director and above level. 

They achieve such increases in diversity by cultivating a culture of belonging; improving the acquisition, development and retention of diverse talent; affirming their diversity; diversifying their portfolio; infusing Alight culture into their client experiences; having a dedicated Global 

Inclusion and Diversity office and providing Global Colleague-Led Communities (CLCs). These CLCs include the: 

● Able@Alight

● Asian Professional Network 

● Black Professional Network 

● Latinx Professional Network 

● Pride/LGBTQ+ Professional Network 

● Virtual Professional Network 

● Women’s Professional Network 

● Team VALOR 

● Young Professionals Network

A focus on professional development. 

At Alight, they view career development as a No. 1 priority. “We believe development is all about broadening the experiences and acquiring new knowledge, skills and abilities that enhance colleagues’ work performance,” shares the company. 

And, this belief is more than talk — Alight invests in the development of their employees annually, with the company averaging approximately $300 per colleague for formal training and education. 

In 2021, colleagues consumed over one million hours of training, with an average of approximately 38.5 hours of training per colleague. This development can take on many forms, including professional certifications and recertifications, Alight Academy courses, industry conferences and off-site programs. 

And, in regards to career progression, Alight supports this “via regular dialogue [on] continuing education and development through various formal and informal learning sessions, peer information sharing and online learning opportunities,” the company explains. As part of this, they use their Alight Career Growth Model to help colleagues reflect and identify their current career stage. With this model, colleagues can build, specialize, expand or advance their career. 

One example of this focus on professional development is Alight's Early Career Development program, which is committed to building a diverse group of future leaders within their organization. This program offers an opportunity to leverage the power of your degree into real career momentum by offering instructor-led, web-based and on-the-job training, mentor support and extensive networking with their development platform to help you achieve success. 

Benefits at Alight Solutions that we think you’ll love. 

When growing a career at Alight, you’ll also have access to great benefits, a few of which are: 

  • Global minimum maternity and paternity leave standards so that any colleague — regardless of local legislation — will receive at least two months maternity leave and five days minimum paternity leave. 
    • These new global standards also now apply to any colleague who adopts a child. 

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  • A great flexible work culture. Alight was recognized by the job search website Flexjobs in their list of 100 top companies with remote jobs. 
  • The Alight Shine program, which brings greatness to light by recognizing colleagues for going above and beyond expectations and publicly celebrating their achievements.
  • Global bereavement time-off, where colleagues can take five days leave per bereavement of close family members or miscarriages.
  • The Alight worklifeTM mobile app, which enables employees to take their benefits anywhere.
  • The Alight Military Assimilation Program to Success (MAPS), which enables colleagues to work with their managers to build networks and cultural competency, increase business acumen and learn to balance work and life while promoting a positive engagement for veterans. 

Interested in growing your career with Alight? They’re hiring! Click the following link to browse job opportunities. 

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