Talent Plus, Inc. was ranked sixth on 2011 and the 2012 The Great Place to Work® Rankings: Best Small & Medium Workplaces lists and has been recognized as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the United States in both 2011 and 2012 - topping the list of 50 as one of the Elite 8 for its culture around rewards and recognition in 2011. These annual awards recognize top employers that display leadership and innovation towards engaging their employees. Talent Plus was selected among hundreds of companies vying for places on both lists.
For Great Place to Work, applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Great Place to Work then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. Creators of the list, Great Place to Work, has found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with. "The companies featured on this year's list are truly extraordinary in their practices and achievements," said Susan Lucas-Conwell, CEO of Great Place to Work. "Their leaders recognize the value of creating great workplaces and the competitive edge it provides them."
The 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards panel of judges evaluated each applicant on how they measured up to other organizations based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™. The Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™ include: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards & Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values and Corporate Social Responsibility. "More employers are realizing that the most successful organizations are those that invest in employee engagement," said Razor Suleman, CEO and Founder, I Love Rewards. "We're thrilled to honor those companies that are truly committed to creating positive, thriving work environments. These companies understand that their employees are their greatest asset and are leading by example as they revolutionize the workplace. All of our award winners are ahead of the curve - they should be extremely proud."
"Our clients are continually impressed with the level and quality of service they receive from our associates and a company of our size," said President and Managing Director, Kimberly Rath. "With the right talent in the right job, our associates are happier in their work, are more productive and work at a higher level of excellence than others in our industry and across industries. Our labor turnover rate has remained low (about 15 percent) throughout our more than 20-year history and currently sits at a retention rate of 99 percent. Our associates feel a strong sense of mission about the work they do. They say they have a good friend at work and associates average sick days last year was less than one day per associate. They like the work they do, they are good at what they do, and they like who they work with - all measures of a strong, healthy culture."
"When Dr. William E. Hall, Sandy Maxwell, Doug Rath and I founded Talent Plus, we had an aspirational workplace in mind," reflects Rath. "These awards set a piece of that in place - a place where individuals can come each day and be significant and provide that significance to others."
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About Incentives: Incentives.com (formerly I Love Rewards) is an employee recognition solution that helps companies recognize brilliant performance and empowers employees to choose their own rewards. Unlike traditional service award programs, I Love Rewards creates authentic moments of recognition that resonate with workers of every generation. I Love Rewards' clients include 3M, Eli Lilly, Marriott, ConAgra Foods and Health Now. On the web at www.iloverewards.com