Mission: Our mission is to provide an unparalled learning experience that enhances the lives and careers of those we serve.
In the 1990s, our founders, Aimee and Bill LaCalle couldn’t help but notice the unprecedented pace of technological advances impacting the education field.
Aimee, a clinical audiologist, experienced firsthand how hearing healthcare professionals needed more consistent and direct access to industry training in order to provide optimal care to patients. This need inspired the creation of a new online educational model for working professionals.
Aimee and Bill’s sense of purpose and passion spurred them to challenge the constraints of the traditional educational models and in 1999, AudiologyOnline launched as the first-of-its-kind website offering online continuing education in the hearing healthcare industry.
The company grew and our reputation for delivering quality educational content quickly spread. After earning industry confidence, we leveraged our knowledge and experience to expand our online offerings into additional but distinct professions: SpeechPathology.com in 2004, OccupationalTherapy.com and PhysicalTherapy.com in 2012, and Early Chilhood Education in 2018.
Innovators in the field of e-learning, we were also pioneers in establishing a 100% virtual workplace. No bricks & mortar. No cubicles. No water cooler. One-by-one we added team members from around the country who rose to the challenge.
Our intention? To create a unique and dynamic family of professionals who embraced innovation and pushed past limitations. The best news? We're still familial 18+ years later – even as we’ve evolved into a respected technologically-driven industry leader.
Our culture speaks to who we are as individuals and collectively as a team at continued. Our Core Values help to clearly define our culture.
These Core Values reflect “who we are” - the way of performing and interacting that has made us successful, and will continue to make us successful. They are also “what we value” - the attributes and actions we hire for, recognize and reward. They are reflected in everything we do and every interaction we have, and enable us to carry out our mission, to achieve business objectives and overall organizational success.
continued has been 100% virtual from the start and continues to thrive even as we've grown to over 70 employees across the country - something we are extremely proud of!
So what are the contributing factors that make our virtual office successful?
A strong culture of continuity and cohesion is an on-going emphasis for us. We know that lack of cohesiveness generally leads to fragmentation among departments or feeling personally disconnected from the rest of the company. This, in turn, typically leads to poor performance.
In order to be successful working virtually we have to proactively find the ways to stay connected and remain highly collaborative. This starts with hiring the right people who will thrive in a virtual environment, who will continually make those connections even when they can't see their co-workers.
Without the right team of people, that have the dedication and passion for the work that they do, you can't succeed and grow your business in a virtual environment. Period.
As one team member said "I think the key to success for us is summed up in one of the company’s core values: Act Like an Owner. Feeling connected, whether one is working remotely or ensconced in a cubicle happens when team members internalize the company’s mission and make it their own. Owners are success minded – when you come to work with that kind of mindset, everyone wins."
We offer a comprehensive benefits package!
I have been working at continued full-time
The best part of this company is the people. We hire A-players who are focused on success and teamwork, and have a passion for what they do, from the executive team to the newest hire. When you know that everyone is working as hard or harder than you it is a motivating, engaging work environment. The company is focused on clear goals, transparency, and has supportive ownership, leadership and HR. The company has been growing and expanding with stretch-goals but realistic ones. The core values support individuals and teams (be excellent, communicate always, act like an owner) and the company practices what it preaches.
Working from home is both a major pro and a con. It's important to be able to disconnect from your work and stay active when you could easily be glued to your work 24/7 in a virtual office (the company does support work life balance and does not encourage round-the-clock working).
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Pay Equality Pledge
Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience
Career Advancement Program
Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions
Social Responsibility Pledge
Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities