It is truly an honor to be recognized again as one of the region's best places to work. Despite the numerous awards we have received from business and industry organizations, to be recognized by our employees is our most meaningful accomplishment
Tampa, Fla. (Vocus) April 24, 2009
For the fourth consecutive year, Magnetic, a full-service Web development firm, has been recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of the Tampa Bay region’s “Best Places to Work.”
Magnetic was one of just 14 companies awarded the “Best Places to Work” designation in the “Big” category for organizations with 25-50 employees. In all, 60 companies were recognized in four categories: Nearly Big (less than 25 employees); Big; Bigger (51-100 employees); and Biggest (101+ employees).
“It is truly an honor to be recognized again as one of the region’s best places to work. Despite the numerous awards we have received from business and industry organizations, to be recognized by our employees is our most meaningful accomplishment,” said Ken Bakunas, CEO of Magnetic.
Adds Magnetic President Jennifer Bakunas: “We have always placed a high value on ensuring that Magnetic provides a positive atmosphere where people like to work and can excel personally and professionally. This dedication to building a rewarding work environment has enabled us to attract and retain the most talented professionals in the area,” said Jennifer Bakunas, President of Magnetic. “We are honored that our employees have recognized our efforts in such a meaningful way.”
Among the many reasons for its distinction as one of the region’s “Best Places to Work” is Magnetic’s dedication to fostering an open environment in which employees are encouraged to share their ideas and concerns, including providing a suggestion box for convenience. To create a fun and rewarding atmosphere, Magnetic regularly holds activities such as barbeques, company-sponsored lunches and even a “Gamers’ Night” for Xbox enthusiasts. The firm also organizes employee teams for recreational sports like bowling and softball.
Nominations for “Best Places to Work” were accepted through the Tampa Bay Business Journal Web site. Finalists were qualified based on anonymous employee surveys administered by Quantum Market research, and subject to a rigorous statistical process to determine the rankings.
Based on the measurement of 40 attributes known to drive employee engagement, employee statements were given a value of one to six points. The statements were broken down into 10 categories: team effectiveness, retention risk, alignment with goals, trust with co-workers, individual contribution, manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, work engagement and people practices.
This year’s final rankings were announced during a celebration luncheon on April 23, 2009.
Based in Tampa, Fla. and founded in 1997, Magnetic is a full-service Web development firm that helps businesses reach their full web potential through strategic consulting, Web design, e-commerce, database integration, content management, systems integration, Web marketing and Web hosting. Named the 2007 Small Business of the Year by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Magnetic offers both business and technical expertise to help medium- and large-size businesses achieve greater profitability and sales through the Internet. For more information on Magnetic, please visit http://www.magnetic.com.