We are excited to announce that SURGO has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2018, the publication’s third annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just under 300 winning companies and we are one of them!
Why us? We are extremely committed to tailoring a plan for growth and success for every single employee. Whether it is our Summer Friday policy, SURGO Systems Training Plan (aka SST), Continued Learning Program or the pet-friendly place, SURGO offers a bespoke plan for happiness.
“Being the best version of yourself with your coworkers creates an unparalleled, always buzzing, innovative atmosphere. If you don’t feel that way every day here, we’ve failed you,” states Travis Tillotson, CEO SURGO.
The 2018 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants on the basis of benefits offered and employees’ responses to a unique, 30-question survey fielded by each of the applying companies. Responses were evaluated by the research team at Quantum Workplace. For its results to qualify, each company had to achieve a statistically significant response rate based on employee count. Survey scores account for employer size to level the playing field between small and large businesses. All companies had to have a minimum of 10 employees and to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent – that is, not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.
While researching the entries, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes develop:
- Strong company cultures breed stunning individual and team performance.
- Workers at the best companies don’t view their employers as sugar daddies. They aren’t mesmerized by whatever giveaways seem to be the latest fad—be it gourmet lunches or beer fridges.
- When employees feel valued by their organization, they are far more likely to be engaged. This single factor proved to be one of the largest drivers of employee engagement.
“By including an employee survey into this year’s Best Workplaces selection process, we’ve really raised the bar. Companies that don’t score at the very top of their peer group don’t make the cut. So, our hats are off to the winners. They all excelled at engaging their workers, making them feel appreciated, and aligning them behind a mission. And remember, that’s not just our opinion: The employees told us that themselves.” says James Ledbetter, Inc. editor-in-chief.
To view SURGO on Inc.’s Best Workplaces 2018 visit: https://www.inc.com/profile/surgo-group.