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Business Intelligence Group Names Vivint Smart Home Overall Winner in Inaugural Best Places to Work Award Program

The Business Intelligence Group announced today the winners of its inaugural Best Places to Work award. Vivint Smart Home of Provo, Utah, has been named the overall winner, and 18 other companies were recognized by category for their performances.

“With more than 1200 employee votes and an overall ranking of 4.7 out of 5 stars, it is clear that Vivint Smart Home is beloved by its employees,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. “Congratulations to the leadership team for making employees’ satisfaction and performance a priority to drive business growth.”

The Best Places to Work business awards program sought to identify organizations that are actively working to improve their own performances through efforts to challenge employees in environments that make work fun and engaging. Researchers, including Gallup, have determined that employee satisfaction and engagement are key indicators for employee productivity and customer satisfaction, which ultimately results in improved profitability and growth.

Additional winners by category are as follows:

  • American Solar Direct for Energy
  • ASTRSK PR for Business Services
  • Dynamic Systems Inc. for Computer Services
  • Investopedia for Publishing
  • Little Big Brands for Branding
  • Pascale Communications, LLC for Public Relations
  • Payoneer for Financial Services
  • Pickett Street Properties for Real Estate Services
  • Pixlee for Marketing Software
  • PulsePoint, Inc. for Internet Services
  • Rover.com for Consumer Services
  • SiteREADY for Professional Services
  • Smart Choice Communications for Telecommunications (tie)
  • Spark for Marketing Communications
  • Strativity Group for Business Consulting
  • Unified for Software
  • ViaWest, Inc. for Information Technology
  • Votacall for Telecommunications (tie)

Nominations for the Best Places to Work award were submitted to the Business Intelligence Group in April. Current and former employees of the nominated organizations were then asked to rate their companies online for overall satisfaction and performance.

“We are so proud to reward such an outstanding group of companies in our inaugural Best Places to Work competition,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. “Unlike our other business awards that are judged by volunteer industry experts and business leaders, this program put the power of determining winners into the hands of the employees themselves. We were amazed at the sheer percentage of employees who participated in making their respective companies win. That alone should serve as testament to the success of each organization.”

For more information on the 2016 Best Places to Work awards, visit the Business Intelligence Group. The company hosts several global awards programs, including the Stratus Awards for Cloud Computing, the BIG Awards for Business, the BIG Innovation Awards and the PR and Marketing Excellence Awards. New to the lineup for 2016 are the SVP Awards highlighting the world’s top suppliers, vendors and partners and the Sustainability Awards, which seek to recognize corporate sustainability programs.

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry and business award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

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