The Tennessean Names International Scholarship and Tuition Services Winner of the Middle Tennessee 2017 Top Workplaces Award

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ISTS is one of only 80 organizations recognized in Tennessee.

Top Workplaces Award

International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Tennessean. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.” Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

Driven to establish and maintain a vibrant, inclusive and growth-oriented culture at ISTS, President and CEO Becky Sharpe has instituted several initiatives, including culture fit interviews for every potential new hire and “Brown Bag Lunches with Becky” – regular meetings with team members to engage in open dialogue about the company and build stronger interpersonal connections.

“Being a finalist for Top Workplaces further validated the importance of working hard not only with, but for, our people,” said Sharpe.

ISTS was also honored at an awards ceremony held at ROCKETOWN in Nashville earlier this summer.

“At the ceremony, it was inspiring to experience the pride and excitement that comes when you are in a room full of people who really care for their peers and co-workers,” added Sharpe.

About International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS)
Founded in 1985, International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. provides comprehensive scholarship, grant, tuition assistance and tuition reimbursement program management. ISTS is a 100% women-owned company, focused on offering cutting-edge technology and sustainable solutions to corporations, foundations, associations, unions and other award-granting organizations worldwide. For more information about ISTS, visit

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

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