building a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2007
Winners of the 2007 Great Place to Work® Awards were announced last week by Great Place to Work® Institute, a San-Francisco based global research and consulting firm. The annual Great Place to Work® Awards are a distinctive way Great Place to Work® Institute recognizes the accomplishments of organizations that have implemented creative and effective approaches to developing trust, pride, and camaraderie within their workplaces.
Winners include companies on the 2007 “100 Best Companies to Work For”® list, produced by Great Place to Work® Institute and published in FORTUNE magazine, and the 2006 “50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America,” produced by Great Place to Work® Institute and published by SHRM in HR Magazine.
Companies were honored for exemplary best practices focused on one of the five dimensions of the Great Place to Work® Model©: Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride and Camaraderie. The Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 18, 2007 in Los Angeles, CA as part of the 2007 Great Place to Work® Conference.
The 2007 Great Place to Work® Award Winners are:
Great Place to Work® Award for Credibility
QUALCOMM, #14 on the 2007 “100 Best” List
QUALCOMM is being recognized for empowering employees to be a part of their culture of innovation, which is so critical to the success of the business. Particularly, QUALCOMM is commended for enabling two-way communication by which employees can share their ideas with the company’s senior leaders and understand how innovation impacts both the success of the business and their own professional growth and development at QUALCOMM.
Great Place to Work® Award for Respect
Lincoln Plating, #11 Medium-sized Company on the 2006 “50 Best Small & Medium" List
Lincoln Plating is being recognized for their culture of caring that is best exemplified in its commitment to and successful implementation of employee wellness and safety programs. From on-going Health Education Seminars and Personal Wellness Profiles to Gym Reimbursement, Mandatory Quarterly Physicals and a Tobacco Cessation Program, employees know the company cares about their health and well-being.
Great Place to Work® Award for Fairness
Arnold&Porter, #26 on the 2007 “100 Best” List
Arnold & Porter is being recognized for their inclusive and comprehensive diversity initiatives. In particular, we commend the mandatory diversity-training program that is provided annually in all offices, for all employees, and the Diversity Leadership Training program for partners and administrative staff who hold leadership positions in the firm. This effort to integrate Diversity education into the fabric of the organization’s culture is truly exemplary, and was noted positively by employees in their comments on the employee survey used to select the “100 Best” list.
Great Place to Work® Award for Pride
Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), #27 on the 2007 “100 Best” List
REI is being recognized for their employee-initiated philanthropic efforts focused on “greening” both the business and the communities in which REI works. These efforts benefit the local environments where contributions are made, and also engender the tremendous pride that employees have in their ability to have a positive impact on the environment through the business.
Great Place to Work® Award for Camaraderie
David Weekley Homes, #12 on the 2007 “100 Best” List
David Weekley Homes is being recognized for the design and implementation of a unique set of welcoming practices for new hires. From the initial concept of the company as a place to enhance people’s lives, to the new Team Member orientation and training, including the ‘receiving line’ during the Weekly 101 program, David Weekley Homes starts people off right.
Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc. is a global research and consulting firm dedicated to “building a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces.” Through its education, consulting, and best companies lists, Great Place to Work® Institute recognizes the world’s best workplaces and provides information and advisory services to those who seek to create great workplaces of their own. Great Place to Work Institute works with FORTUNE magazine, HR Magazine and other leading publications in 28 countries around the world to publish and recognize “Best Companies to Work for.” In addition to the global headquarters in San Francisco, Great Place to Work® Institute has 29 affiliates in countries through North America, South America, Europe and Asia. http://www.greatplacetowork.com
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