People & Culture

What’s money got to do with it?

March 25, 2022
About the Author

As Chief Human Resources Officer, Kristin brings more than 20 years of human resources leadership experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors. In this role, Kristin oversees all aspects of human resources management, leads workforce planning and builds upon people programs for Mirati employees.

As originally published on LinkedIn

In today’s job market, amidst the ‘Great Resignation’, there is a much talk about reevaluating your WHY.  Why am I working here? Why should I stay? Why do I want to give my time and energy to this team, this group or this leader?

The importance of the WHY has become even more important in recent times.  Like a lot of our personal decisions in a post-pandemic world, many of us are recalibrating what gives us purpose and motivation in our professional lives too.

Here are three things to ask yourself when asking your WHY when it comes to your career:

  • Go beyond compensation – does the company’s mission, vision and values align with yours?
  • Belonging and inclusiveness – do you feel respected/heard and is there trust between employees and senior management?
  • Opportunity – can you use your skills and abilities beyond the job description?

Of course, compensation is still relevant, but with the candidates I and the Mirati Talent Acquisition team speak with, we like to share the full picture.

I’m proud to be part of a company like Mirati that gives people the opportunity to learn, lead with empathy and grow professionally alongside talented colleagues who are committed to helping patients with cancer.

We believe when it comes to achieving our mission, we must “go big, or go home.”  We strive to create a sense of belonging and inclusion – one in which we laugh and have fun, while we drive positive impact together.

Creating an environment where you can challenge norms, celebrate courageous attitudes, and operate with grit – this is what each of us should be asking ourselves – are you part of a work community where you can do this?