Lincoln, Neb. – Great Place to Work ® named Nebraska-based Talent Plus as one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States on their annual 2012 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published today in FORTUNE magazine. Ranked 6, the list recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. Now in its ninth year, the competition is divided into two categories, Small (50-250 employees) and Medium (251-999 employees). This is the second consecutive year Talent Plus has been named to the list.
Talent Plus was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list this year. 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.
“What an honor it is to again be named to the list for the second consecutive year,” said Talent Plus President and Managing Director, Kimberly Rath. “The values that we have put into place at Talent Plus are aspirational and each day we work to keep clients at the forefront of what we do – selecting more like their best and creating platforms for development, growth and retention. It’s what we do for each Talent Plus associate as well. The same assessments and interviews our clients use are used to select our own associates. People enjoy what they do at Talent Plus and they enjoy one another – most especially they enjoy working with our clients. Our vision is that of Dr. William E. Hall, one of our founders, a world in which each person becomes significant by fully optimizing their potential as a result of good relationships. It is those relationships that have become a leverage point for engagement. Individuals at Talent Plus care about one another, are self-directed, are optimistic and are very focused around our clients. Our mission, vision, values and our business practices speak to our culture and those who work in our culture each day.”
“The Best Small & Medium Workplace list grows more competitive every year and this list represents the best of the best,” said Susan Lucas-Conwell, Global Chief Executive Officer of Great Place to Work. “While each company is unique, what they have in common are strong cultures that support positive workplaces.”
Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.
To see the 2012 Great Place to Work Best Small & Medium Workplaces list and to learn more about how to build a high-trust workplace culture, visit www.greatplacetowork.com or to learn more about Talent Plus, visit www.talentplus.com or their winning Great Place to Work company profile at http://www.greatplacetowork.com/2012-best-workplaces/talent-plus.
About Talent Plus
Talent Plus ® is the Leading Talent Assessment PartnerSM in the industry with over 200 clients in 20 countries delivering interviews in more than 20 languages. Through decades of studying over 4 million successful people at all organizational levels within hundreds of companies and organizations, Talent Plus has developed scientific, talent-based tools to assist client organizations in the areas of selection, development, retention, mentoring, evaluation and research to maximize the human resource assets within their organizations. To learn more about Talent Plus and their commitment to investing and developing others, visit www.talentplus.com today.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work ® is a global consulting and management training firm specializing in workplace excellence and development of high-trust organizational cultures. Its proprietary research tool, the Trust Index© Employee Survey is taken by over 10 million employees in 45 countries annually. Leading companies worldwide apply its Model® to increase the levels of trust across their organizations and drive business results. Annually, Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.