Creating a culture where people know they are valued is a fundamental ingredient for success
OSHKOSH, Wis. (PRWEB) June 23, 2008
The Society for Human Resources Management and Great Places to Work® Institute named 4imprint to 2008's 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America list. The 5th annual list, announced today in Chicago, recognizes 25 small and 25 mid-sized companies with high levels of trust, pride and enjoyment. 4imprint ranked #7 on the list of 25 medium-sized companies.
To evaluate companies, judges go straight to the source. Nearly 300 4imprint employees answered a 57-question survey as part of the application, which focuses on credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
What makes 4imprint stand out?
Employees say 4imprint's culture is family-like. Employee benefits help associates focus on work-life balance and success in the workplace. They include a mentoring/buddy program for new hires, immediate vesting in the company's 401(k) program, paid time off to volunteer and quarterly awards. Other benefits like on-site exercise classes and massage promote wellness while a roving treat cart, nacho and fruit days and company-wide appreciation events add to 4imprint's fun family-like atmosphere.
"Creating a culture where people know they are valued is a fundamental ingredient for success," said Kevin Lyons-Tarr, President, 4imprint. "To have two highly-respected, independent organizations count us among the best reflects both the wonderful people in our company and the amazing things they do every day."
SHRM: Strong Culture, Strong Performance
The Society for Human Resources Management says companies garnering 'Best Places to Work' honors have outperformed the stock market over the last 10 years. 'Best Places to Work' companies also have lower voluntary turnover rates.
4imprint is no exception.
4imprint's North American sales have nearly tripled over the last four years. According to The Counselor, an industry magazine which annually ranks the Top 40 Promotional Products Distributors by North American Sales, 4imprint has moved from 17th largest in 2006, to 12th in 2007 and 9th in 2008. Voluntary turnover rates at 4imprint hover at just 6% annually.
4imprint provides businesses and organizations throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom with promotional merchandise, including imprinted promotional products, advertising specialties and customized corporate gifts. 4imprint is part of 4imprint Group, Plc. For information in the United States, visit http://www.4imprint.com. In Canada, visit http://www.4imprint.ca. In the United Kingdom, visit http://www.4imprint.co.uk.
About SHRM and the Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc.
SHRM is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management, representing more than 225,000 members in more than 130 countries. The Great Places to Work® Institute, Inc. is an international research and consulting firm dedicated to building great workplaces. The firm uses its employee survey and assessment process to select companies for the 'Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For in America' list and FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For® list.