Vocus Recognized as One of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States

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The Vocus company culture is all about our employees. An engaged workforce is the backbone of a successful company, and we live by that mantra. - Chief Human Resources Officer Holly Paul

Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) January 14, 2014

Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS), a leading provider of cloud-based marketing and public relations software and consulting services, today announced its recognition as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States. This annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces.

“The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ understands that employee engagement is not just a buzz word, but that engaged employees provide businesses with a unique competitive advantage,” said Achievers CEO Patrick D. Quirk. “Companies that focus on employee success have better engagement and alignment with business objectives and company values. Vocus serves as a role model for other businesses to engage their own employees and build success.”

The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Award judges evaluated each applicant based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards & Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The panel of 14 judges included various academics and thought leaders on employee engagement and included representation from organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), Human Capital Institute (HCI) and Northern California HR Association.

“The Vocus company culture is all about our employees,” said Vocus Chief Human Resources Officer Holly Paul. “An engaged workforce is the backbone of a successful company, and we live by that mantra from our internal communication channels right down to the design of our offices. It’s an honor to get national recognition as one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™.”

Vocus keeps its workforce engaged in many different ways. Executives have an “open door” policy and meet with new employees on their first day at orientation. Monthly town hall meetings with the CEO are aired live to its global offices, and an internal radio station broadcasts employee-run programs. Employees also have access to an internal social media network, free daily fitness classes and healthy snacks, a corporate match charitable giving program, volunteer opportunities, hackathons, and an “oasis” in each office for relaxation during the workday.

Vocus will be honored alongside other recipients of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Award at the awards gala on April 2, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

To learn more about Vocus, its culture, and current job opportunities, visit http://whyworkatvocus.com.

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About Vocus

Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS) provides leading cloud-based marketing and public relations software and consulting services enabling companies to acquire and retain customers. The company offers products and services to help clients attract and engage prospects, capture and keep customers, and measure and improve marketing effectiveness. More than 17,000 annual subscription customers across a wide variety of industries use Vocus software. The company is headquartered in Beltsville, MD with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.vocus.com or call (800) 345-5572.

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