Chief Administration Officer, Cognosante
Spearheading Cognosante’s companywide culture and belonging initiatives was Jennifer Bailey’s biggest recent achievement, and it resulted in the company’s fourth consecutive Great Place to Work certification with increased scores year-over-year.
Bailey said the survey responses were incredibly gratifying, given that employee experience is integral to recruiting and retention efforts in today’s talent market. The surveys included positive feedback about Cognosante’s focus on employee engagement, diversity, equity and inclusion. They also mentioned corporate social responsibility has created an environment of belonging and satisfaction on par with the highest-rated, most respected brands in the country.
In 2023, Bailey’s team is working hard on improving the company culture. Bailey oversees areas like HR, marketing, IT and more, all of which affect employees and help the company grow. They’re investing in training for current and future leaders and also working to make the company more diverse and inclusive. They’re also adjusting to a mix of in-office and remote work by using new technology to help recruit skilled workers from all over the country.
“I’m inspired every day by the difference Cognosante makes,” Bailey said. “The programs we perform in partnership with the federal government improve millions of lives. That kind of work doesn’t happen without a happy, healthy, motivated workforce that feels safe and supported. At Cognosante, our administration team is at the heart of ensuring that.”
CEO Michele Kang said Jennifer Bailey knows Cognosante’s success comes from its employees. Bailey’s leadership and skill in hiring top talent help build strong teams and a well-organized company, Kang added.
“This enables Cognosante to deliver mission-driven, large-scale government programs and have a measurable impact on retention and program delivery,” Kang said. “But she goes beyond that. Jennifer aligns her organization to the strategic priorities of the company and ensures these functions are active contributors to Cognosante’s overall growth.”