Having started companies in Silicon Valley, New York, and Orlando, I know first-hand the great advantages Florida and its citizens offer to rapidly growing entrepreneurial companies
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 28, 2009
Today Voxeo announced it has been named one of Florida's "Best Companies to Work For."
One hundred companies were recognized in small, medium and large company categories. The rankings - the first statewide Best Companies list - appear in the August issue of Florida Trend and on FloridaTrend.com.
The "Best Companies to Work For" in Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group and endorsed by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC), the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, the Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE) and the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce.
"Our goal is to recognize companies that strive to build even better workplaces for their employees, thereby strengthening their own as well as Florida's competitive advantage in the national and global arenas," says Florida Trend Publisher Bruce Faulmann.
To be considered for participation, companies or government entities had to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and be at least a year old. Voxeo has over 130 employees and has had offices in Florida since 1999. The company relocated its headquarters to Florida from California in 2003.
"Having started companies in Silicon Valley, New York, and Orlando, I know first-hand the great advantages Florida and its citizens offer to rapidly growing entrepreneurial companies," said Jonathan Taylor, Voxeo's CEO. "Voxeo's philosophy is to attract and retain the brightest minds in Florida and to recruit talent to Florida from around the world. This award is particularly meaningful because it recognizes the talents and contributions of our employees-- incredible people who make Voxeo a great place to work."
Companies that chose to participate in the "Best Companies to Work For" process underwent a two-part survey process. The first part consisted of evaluating each company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings. Companies were not required to pay a participation fee to go through the online assessment process.
"We've highlighted the practices of companies that have established themselves as great places to work-- including everything from how they train their workers to how they communicate and the kind of pay and benefits they provide. This is a great opportunity for companies in Florida to learn from each other as they go about improving their own effectiveness," says Mark Howard, executive editor.
For a complete list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Florida, go to http://www.FloridaTrend.com/BestCompanies.
For more information on Voxeo please visit http://www.voxeo.com/floridasbest
About Florida Trend
Celebrating its 50th anniversary last year, Florida Trend business magazine is recognized each year in regional and national award competitions for editorial and creative excellence and is committed to providing the very best, forward-looking and in-depth reporting on business, finance and public policy in Florida. Florida Trend reaches 156,000 readers monthly. For more information, please visit http://www.FloridaTrend.com.
About Best Companies Group
Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and in Canada to establish and manage "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies," and "Best Employers" programs on a national, statewide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence. For more information, please visit http://www.BestCompaniesGroup.com.
Voxeo makes Unified Communications and Self-Service applications easy to build and deploy. The company's common sense approach isn't rocket science: Create exceptionally great products. Make them exceedingly easy to try, buy and use. Deliver them with extreme support. This approach has made Voxeo the leading choice for enterprises and developers that prefer powerful simplicity where expensive complexity once reigned. More than 45,000 customers - including half of the Fortune 100 - use Voxeo's SIP-powered products and services to deliver innovative IVR, VoIP, outbound notification, and unified communications solutions. All of Voxeo's products and services are available for free development and trial use at http://www.voxeo.com/free.
Voxeo is an employee-owned company with headquarters in Orlando, Beijing, Cologne and London. Voxeo's Prophecy IVR Platform includes the worlds only 100% certified compliant VoiceXML browser. Voxeo's Prophecy IVR Hosting service is the largest in the world and the only one backed by a 100% uptime guarantee. For more information visit http://www.voxeo.com.