“Part of our vision in the formation of ALL4 in March 2002 was to create a company culture & work environment that is “Best in Class”. To see our vision & commitment recognized on a national level is an amazing accomplishment.” Kevin Hickey, ALL4’s COO.
Kimberton, PA (PRWEB) June 10, 2010
Inc. magazine and Winning Workplaces announced the winners of the 2010 Top Small Company Workplaces competition in Inc.'s June issue. All4 Inc. (ALL4) was among the twenty winners of the 2010 Top Small Company Workplaces competition. The magazine features the 20 winners, which range from All4 Inc., an environmental consulting company, to the New York Jets professional football team to Patagonia, the outdoor clothing designer and retailer.
“We are extremely proud to be recognized as a 2010 Top Small Company Workplace by Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces. This honor is a direct reflection of our employees’ ownership, dedication, hard work, and investment in the culture and spirit of ALL4,” said Bill Straub, ALL4’s CEO and Principal.
This is the eighth consecutive year that Winning Workplaces, the Evanston, IL-based nonprofit organization, has recognized those firms that attribute much of their business success to their commitment to exemplary people practices and outstanding workplace cultures.
The common characteristics of the Top Small Company Workplaces include a commitment to aligning their workforce with a clear vision, mission, and values; communicating with openness and trust; and investing in employees' continuous learning and development. These practices were maintained or strengthened as a means to weather the recession. Further, many winners chose to share the pain rather than lay off colleagues. ALL4 was not immune to the effects of the recession and salary cuts were taken across the company last summer. However, ALL4’s was able to implement several initiatives to grow market share which resulted in an increase in business later in the year. By the end of 2009, the company was able to pay employees back their lost salary, reinstate salaries and distribute bonuses for 4th quarter performance.
"People want employers who care for and challenge them. And they want those employers to be financially healthy so they can keep caring for and challenging them far into the future. The 2010 Top Small Company Workplaces do just that. Their stories, in the June issue of Inc. magazine, are models of smart management and enlightened leadership," said Jane Berentson, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. magazine.
ALL4 was also featured in a job interview process story in the magazine for “Curveball Job Interview Questions.”
Winning Workplaces and Inc. received nearly 500 completed applications for the contest. A national panel of experts in leadership and small to mid-sized business judged the finalists based on specific metrics and qualitative assessments of their success in creating the kind of workplaces that engage employees and deliver successful results.
ALL4 was thrilled to hear about the Winning Workplaces award after being recognized as a finalist back in March. “Part of our vision in the formation of ALL4 in March 2002 was to create a company culture and work environment that is “Best in Class”. To see our vision and commitment recognized on a national level by respected organizations like Winning Workplaces and Inc. magazine within 8 years is an amazing accomplishment.” said Kevin Hickey, ALL4’s COO and driving force behind ALL4’s best in class philosophy.
About All4 Inc.
ALL4 is an environmental consulting company that specializes in air quality consulting services; primarily assisting clients with complex air permitting and compliance, air quality dispersion modeling, continuous, ambient and meteorological monitoring, climate change, environmental program management, and environmental regulatory analysis.
ALL4 was recognized in 2009 for its growth and work environment:
- ALL4 was named #7 in the Best Places to Work in PA in the medium-sized business category.
- For the second consecutive year, ALL4 was recognized as one of the 5,000 Fastest Growing Private Businesses in the U.S. by Inc.
- ALL4 was also identified as one of the top 150 fastest growing Philadelphia companies by the Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia.
- ALL4 was awarded 4th Place nationally as one of the “Best Environmental Consulting Firms To Work For” and 2nd Place nationally as one of the “Best Small Environmental Consulting Firms To Work For.” Both of the “Best Environmental Consulting Firm to Work For” awards were sponsored by the management consulting and research firm ZweigWhite and engineering media specialists Stagnito Media, publisher of Civil Engineering News, among other publications.
For more information on ALL4, visit our website (http://www.all4inc.com), follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/ALL4Inc), search for All4 Inc. on Facebook, and find us on LinkedIn (Companies: All4 Inc.).
2393 Kimberton Road, P.O. Box 299
Kimberton, PA 19442-0299
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