October 18, 2011 // Franchising.com // Richmond, Va. – Snagajob, hourly job experts with the world’s largest online community of hourly workers and a leading provider of workforce solutions for employers, helps its customers maximize employee potential and has been recognized for maximizing its own employees’ potential: Snagajob has been named the No. 1 small company to work for in America on the Great Place to Work® annual ranking.
Snagajob has been named a top-10 Best Small Company to Work for in America for the past four years, a run that culminates this year with the No. 1 rank.
Snagajob, which was selected among hundreds of small companies (50-250 employees) competing for the best place to work honor from the Great Place to Work Institute (the same firm that compiles the annual FORTUNE list), was judged based on employee surveys, an in-depth questionnaire and factors such as credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
“The foundation of what we look for in ‘Snaggers’ – our employees – is great people who love doing great work together as a team,” said Shawn Boyer, co-founder and CEO of Snagajob. “I’m incredibly proud of this honor especially because it’s based on employee feedback. This award is further validation that our maniacal focus on people and culture is the right approach, particularly as we grow at a rapid pace and have doubled our size in the past year.”
Just a few of the Snagajob initiatives that focus on people and culture are:
Culture squad: This is the cross-departmental team of Snaggers of all levels ensuring that Snagajob maintains a healthy work/life balance. Its self-directed responsibilities include planning events that have become company traditions such as the annual Chili Cook-Off, Halloween costume contest and Office Olympics.
New-employee welcome: Once a candidate has accepted a job offer, Boyer sends a hand-written note and a $100 gift card so that incoming Snaggers may celebrate their new job and Snagger status with their families.
Snagger sidekick: Current Snaggers are matched with new employees based on personal interests and serve as helpful guides, particularly during a new employee’s first week on the job. Official Sidekick duties include a first-day office tour and lunch out together as week one winds down.
Benefits, too: Some of the more unique company benefits include an annual paid day off to volunteer, paternity leave, back-up childcare, gym membership reimbursements, a “comfortably casual” dress code and all-expense-paid trips to resorts with posh accommodations for five- and 10-year Snagger-versaries.
“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.”
Among other national honors Snagajob has received, Boyer was named the 2008 National Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The company currently employs more than 300 people, and applicants can view open jobs at www.snagajob.com/careers. (At the time of the GPTW award submission, Snagajob qualified for the small business category.)
Snagajob is the world’s only company totally devoted to fulfilling the dreams of hourly workers and those who employ them. Hourly job specialists since 2000, Snagajob has grown to a community of more than 30 million hourly workers, featuring job opportunities, professional networking and job-hunting advice. Hourly employers using Snagajob benefit from talent sourcing and hiring manager products making employee logistics simpler and more effective. To learn more, visit www.snagajob.com.
Great Place to Work® is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profits and government agencies in 45 countries on all six continents. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and Great Place to Work Best Small & Medium Workplaces list published by Entrepreneur.com.