re:group Wins 101 Best and Brightest Award, Like Staring into the Sun

Photo of the re:group front doorThe 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 OpportunitiesPhoto of Maddie Zavala reading

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.”

Work-Life BalancePhoto of Ashley Edwards reading presentation deck

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.”

Photo of Carey Jernigan at her re:group deskSmall-Agency Feel

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.

Your Challenge

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.

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