Our staff consists of highly skilled, intellectual, and dedicated individuals who have a shared commitment and passion to improve patient care through research that shapes medical policies and practice. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of research integrity and consistently demonstrate a willingness to go the extra mile in order to achieve our common goal.
Arbor Research contributes an amount equal to 10% of the employee’s compensation (annual base salary and overtime) to a TIAA 401(k) Retirement Plan on the employee’s behalf.
Additionally, employees have the opportunity to make pre-tax contributions to the 401(k) Plan.
Paid Time Off (PTO) for holidays, vacation, sick time, and personal time.
All employees accumulate 11.08 hours per bi-weekly pay period, totaling thirty-six days (7.2 weeks) of PTO per 12-months. Accumulated PTO may be carried over from one pay period to the next, up to a maximum balance of 240 hours.
PTO accumulation rate and balance limit shall be prorated per FTE basis.
All benefit plans offer single, two-person, or family coverage.
Arbor Research shares in the premium costs of these benefits with employees.
Eligible employees receive life insurance and disability benefits (short- and long-term) at no cost.
Our offices are casual, yet professional, in order to foster creativity and collaboration in an atmosphere that encourages open communication and learning between all staff members.
Since the onset of the pandemic, over 95% of staff members have primarily worked remotely. While there have been challenges along the way, we have continued to successfully deliver timely and high-quality work product. This experience has taught us a lot about our ability to work in a remote and/or hybrid work environment, and we intend to offer ongoing flexibility to employees in regard to their work location.
We support each employee in accomplishing a set of reasonable goals and tasks within his/her appointment level. Our policies allow for flexible work arrangements, empowering employees and managers to manage work schedules to achieve an optimal work/life balance.
Our Learning & Development Program aids in the professional development and advancement of our employees through the use of internal and external activities, facilitated and financially supported by Arbor Research.
Initiatives of particular importance include:
At Arbor Research, we try to break up our work time by sponsoring fun events during work hours, including:
It’s also important for staff members to mingle with their co-workers in a non-business setting. We sponsor events outside of work hours for staff members and their families including bowling, fall orchard outing, and an annual picnic.
Arbor Research believes in giving back. We developed our charitable giving program to establish a level of philanthropy at Arbor Research that reflects both the mission of the organization and the community interests of our staff.
The Health and Wellness Committee strives to create opportunities for staff to set and achieve their own health and wellness goals by promoting a holistic approach to health. We will do this through activities to improve mind, body, spirit and community such as: