The National Association for Business Resources has named re:group one of just 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™.
I might be a little biased, but I think they nailed it.
The objective of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ program is to give businesses with excellent work environments the chance to be recognized, showcase what exactly makes them a great place to work and to help companies gauge areas in which they can improve.
To determine the winners, each employee fills out a questionnaire, scoring ten different categories. The results are averaged and then compared to other companies in the region.
And re:group crushed it, scoring well above the median in a number of categories, including Employee Education and Development; Work-Life Balance; Diversity and Inclusion; and Compensation, Benefits, and Employee Solutions.
The following are a couple of things our team loves:
Learning opportunities are aplenty at re:group; with webinars and management training, re:group focuses on helping employees develop new talents so that they can contribute to the team in new ways.
Junior Art Director Maddie Zavala recently saw re:group’s dedication to employee development first-hand: “The Creative team offered me the opportunity to learn Flash at my own pace with whatever materials I might need. They set me up with online training so I was able to make a lot of progress without being pressured to rush through it.”
Advertising is a world of big ideas, but there’s one small idea that is too often forgotten: the healthiest work environment starts outside of the office. re:group embraces this thought with a heavy emphasis on balancing work with the rest of your life.
Client Services Director Ashley Edwards explains, “It’s not your typical 9-5. So, say you like to go to the gym in the morning. You can usually come in a little later. If something comes up and you need to work from home, that’s an option, too. Schedules can be flexible, so you don’t have to sacrifice other activities.”
re:group has tripled in size over the last three years, and rapid growth can mean big changes for a lot of companies. But re:group’s senior leadership has made it a point to keep the small-agency personality that has drawn so many employees.
According to VP Business Development Director Carey Jernigan, this kind of environment has helped re:group attract talent: “Our policy has always been to put employees first. We’ve been in this business for a long time, and Jan [Muhleman] has always embraced diversity and creating a company culture that people want to work for. Over time, we’ve had to do less and less recruiting because potential employees have started to seek us out. And I think that’s because we have a positive work environment and open hierarchy. You’re not cut off from the president of the company, no matter your position.”
The Award Ceremony
re:group, along with the other winners of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ program, will be honored at a ceremony this coming fall.
Of course, I already know what I love about working here, but what do you like the most about re:group? Let us know in the comments below and you’ll be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card*!
*Winner to be randomly selected on January 31, 2015.