October 31, 2012 -- Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISi), a location technology consulting firm, was awarded an honorable mention for its innovative approach to benefits on the Great Place to Work® annual 2012 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list. GISi was a part of a list that recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. Now in its ninth year, the competition is divided into two categories, Small (50-250 employees) and Medium (251-999 employees).
25 small workplaces, 25 medium workplaces, and 5 honorable mention workplaces were selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list. 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 creators of the list, Great Place to Work® has found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.
“Our people are the heart of our business, and we strive to give them the best support possible so they can go do great things for each other and for our clients,” says Susan King, GISi’s Organizational Development Manager. “We are honored to receive this recognition and excited to join the Great Place to Work® community as we continue our journey to becoming the Premier GIS company to work for and with!”
“The Best Small & Medium Workplace list grows more competitive every year and this list represents the best of the best,” said Susan Lucas-Conwell, Global Chief Executive Officer of Great Place to Work®. “While each company is unique, what they have in common are strong cultures that support positive workplaces.”
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.
Visit www.gisinc.com to learn more about what makes GISi a great place to work and take a peek at their winning benefits profile at http://www.greatplacetowork.com/2012-best-workplaces/geographic-information-services. To see the full 2012 Great Place to Work Best Small & Medium Workplaces list and to learn more about how to build a high-trust workplace culture, visit www.greatplacetowork.com.
GISi is an award-winning GIS professional services firm located in Birmingham, Ala., with offices throughout the United States. GISi has a passion for delivering customer driven location technology solutions to federal, state and local governments, and commercial organizations. Follow GISi on www.twitter.com/gisincorporated.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is a global consulting and management training firm specializing in workplace excellence and development of high-trust organizational cultures. Its proprietary research tool, the Trust Index© Employee Survey is taken by over 10 million employees in 45 countries annually. Leading companies worldwide apply its Model® to increase the levels of trust across their organizations and drive business results. Annually, Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.