DDI Named a “Great Place to Work” in the US for Second Year

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Development Dimensions International (DDI) has been named number seven on the list of the Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in America on the Great Place to Work® Rankings: 2010 Best Small &Medium Workplaces Presented by Entrepreneur®.

All of the companies selected have cultivated a trust-based work culture and have accomplished a lot to make it onto the list.

Development Dimensions International (DDI) has been named number seven on the list of the Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in America on the Great Place to Work® Rankings: 2010 Best Small &Medium Workplaces Presented by Entrepreneur®.

The list represents the best Workplaces separated into two categories: small companies with 50-250 employees and medium companies with 251-999 employees. Great Place to Work® Institute, based in San Francisco, produces the Best Small & Medium Workplaces list each year.

“We are so proud that DDI is again recognized nationally as a great place to work,” Bill Byham, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of DDI said. “While DDI has helped other organizations build workplaces that cultivate trust, build cooperation, inspire creativity and help employees to be their best, it has always been a priority to live and practice those same values for our employees around the world.”

DDI was selected as a winner for this list by participating in the Great Place to Work® Institute’s selection process which includes a survey of DDI’s employees based on the Trust Index© and a completed a questionnaire by DDI about programs and company practices. The Great Place to Work® Institute evaluated the company based on five areas: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. The Institute’s unique methodology measures the level of trust that exists between employees and management, the pride employees express about the company and the camaraderie employees share.

“Trust-based workplace cultures make a better place to work for employees and create a competitive advantage for the organization,” said Ricardo Lange, President of Great Place to Work® Institute. “All of the companies selected have cultivated a trust-based work culture and have accomplished a lot to make it onto the list.”

To see the complete list visit (entrepreneur website), to learn more about how to build a high-trust workplace culture, visit http://www.greatplacetowork.com or to learn more about DDI visit http://www.ddiworld.com.

ABOUT DDI: Founded in 1970, Development Dimensions International, a global talent management expert, works with organizations worldwide to apply best practices to hiring/promotion, leadership development, performance management and succession management. With more than 1,000 associates in 75 offices in 26 countries, the firm advises half of the Fortune 500. For more information about DDI visit http://www.ddiworld.com/aboutddi http://www.twitter.com/DDIworld

ABOUT GREAT PLACE TO WORK® INSTITUTE: Great Place to Work® Institute has been studying and identifying best companies for more than 25 years. Great Place to Work® Institute’s proprietary methodology and assessment tools examine the level of trust at an organization. Visit http://www.greatplacetowork.com to learn more about our trust assessments and Best Companies to Work For lists.

ABOUT ENTREPRENUER.COM: Marking its 10-year anniversary in 2006, Entrepreneur.com has evolved into the most widely used website by entrepreneurs and leaders in business worldwide. As the leading small business website on the Internet, Entrepreneur.com serves its visitors’ needs by creating the most satisfying experience with relevant content, logical information management and ease of access.

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