Over the past 40+ years, locally owned Jack Henry & Associates has created a community that feels a little less like work and a lot more like family, says Tracy Tate, manager of the JH Banking Project Management Office. For Tate, the camaraderie among associates at Jack Henry was a large part of why she first joined the company in 2001—and still remains there today. As a part of the company for 17 years, Phil Neblett, director of JH Banking Project Management Office, shares the same sentiment. “It's so important to have the right culture where everybody really has that common mindset of ‘Hey, we’re not here to work at odds against each other,’” Neblett says. “If you’ve got ideas, we’re here to all raise the ship and raise the tide together.” It’s that sense of unity that’s inspired Jack Henry’s employees to become a team of leaders—in the workplace and in the community.
In her everyday position and as a member of Women at JHA, a group designated for women in the workforce, Tate finds endless support and opportunity in the workplace. Whether it be furthering education or building up leadership skills, the company’s commitment to the betterment of its employees is evident. “No matter what your passion or drive is, Jack Henry has something that you can engage in and do,” Tate says. Another component of the culture is creating an environment where employees feel empowered in their positions. “There’s a lot of investment that we are doing that really focuses on how can we continue to help them grow from a professional standpoint because that’s getting them ready, not just for the job they have today, but the job they’re going to have tomorrow,” Neblett says.