N2 Publishing Recognized in OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2015

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Honor marks record award-winning year for N2

N2 Publishing has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2015. Each year, OUTSIDE recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play. These companies encourage employees to lead an active lifestyle, are eco-conscious, and prioritize giving back to their regions.

"Our team is focused on creating communities across the country," said Duane Hixon, CEO of N2 Publishing. "To make that happen, we make it a priority to treat our workplace as a community. When we started N2, we knew the kind of environment we wanted – one where people have meaningful work they enjoy, and have the flexibility to live a life outside of their job."

To find the best places to work in the United States in 2015, OUTSIDE started by creating five company categories that reflect the magazine’s values and focus. These were: Adventure/Travel, Wellness, Culture, Gear, and Media. OUTSIDE then conducted a rigorous vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group to assess the policies, practices, and demographics of hundreds of companies.

OUTSIDE's Best Places to Work 2015 was driven by employee reviews, taking into account factors like corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop – businesses that allow their teams to live bigger, better lives.

"The companies recognized in this year's Best Places to Work list are the gold standard for stellar work environments that seek to empower their employees both in and out of the office," said OUTSIDE Online Editor Scott Rosenfield. "The new categories in this year's list serve to highlight outstanding workplaces in distinctive fields – making it all the easier for our readers to find their dream jobs."

This marks the third time in recent months N2 Publishing has been selected for a national list recognizing great workplace culture. The company ranked eighth on the Top Company Cultures List by Entrepreneur and CultureiQ.com. In addition, N2 was named one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women by Fortune and Great Place to Work.

"Building a culture that top talent enjoys will continue to be at the forefront of our business," Hixon said. "It's what our team deserves."

The entire OUTSIDE list of winners appears online at http://www.outsideonline.com/dreamjobs.

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