Devbridge on June 1 was named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces 2017, the publication’s second annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. Out of thousands of applicants nationwide, Inc. singled out just over 200 winning companies.
Built in partnership with employee engagement and work culture experts Quantum Workplace of Omaha, Nebraska, Inc.’s Best Workplaces list is a magnifying glass on how innovative companies can truly raise the bar in hiring and retaining the best talent.
“Creating an outstanding work culture has never been based on employee perks or the latest fads at Devbridge,” said Aurimas Adomavicius, president of Devbridge. “To us, it’s always been about creating an environment where employees feel valued, empowered, and work tirelessly toward a common goal—making great digital products.”
The survey results echo Adomavicius’ statement. Inc. magazine says it’s more than good pay and good perks that make workers want to be part of a company. It’s also about having a clear purpose, a sense of humor, and leadership that makes the two work together.
Key survey themes that correlated to areas where Devbridge scored high include:
- Strong company cultures breed stunning individual and team performance.
- 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.
- Workers aren’t mesmerized by whatever giveaways seem to be the latest fad—be it gourmet lunches or beer fridges. They prefer to be in environments where their opinions count.
To be considered for Inc.’s Best Workplaces, applicants were assessed on the basis of benefits offered and employees’ responses to a unique, 30-question survey fielded by each of the applying companies. For its results to qualify, each company had to achieve a statistically significant response rate based on employee count and score at the very top of their peer group to make the cut.
“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,” said Eric Schurenberg, Inc.’s president and editor in chief.