AutomationDirect Named on Top 25 Great Places to Work List
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Press release date: October 18, 2011
Cumming, GA - October 18, 2011 - The Great Place to Work® Rankings: 2011 Best Small & Medium Workplaces Presented by Entrepreneur® list was announced on October 18 and AutomationDirect was ranked #4 on the list. This annual list recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. In its eighth year, the competition is divided into two categories, Small (50-250 employees) and Medium (251-999 employees).
AutomationDirect was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the Small Company list this year. Applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
"The companies featured on this year's list are truly extraordinary in their practices and achievements," said Susan Lucas-Conwell, CEO of Great Place to Work. "Their leaders recognize the value of creating great workplaces and the competitive edge it provides them."
Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.
AutomationDirect CEO Tim Hohmann says, "Statistics show that many productivity issues are caused by personal situations such as health, finances and other family stresses, so we integrated a set of programs designed to help teamers balance their "wheel of life". In exchange for allowing the employee to invest their time in the programs they choose, the company benefits from greater productivity as well as better attitudes, toward the company, other employees and customers."
The most recent award reflects the ongoing excellence of AutomationDirect's company culture. Previously, in 2009, AutomationDirect was recognized as the seventh best small company to work for in America by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Great Place to Work Institute, Inc. (GPTW). For this award, two-thirds of the organization's score comes from employee survey responses; one-third of the score includes assessment of organization practices and perspectives from the leadership team.
Founded in 1994, AutomationDirect has grown from a small PLC company to a well-recognized name in the industrial automation market. The company now offers over 9,500 feature-packed products through its Online Automation superstore and 2,750-plus-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products, which are often priced below the industry average, 24-hour order entry and same-day shipping on in-stock items, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on almost every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-0405.
To see the Small Company list, visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/greatplaces, to learn more about how to build a high-trust workplace culture, visit www.greatplacetowork.com or to learn more about AutomationDirect visit www.automationdirect.com.