By Caitlin Hines on February 1, 2018
We were recently named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Virginia, our specific rank was #5 within the small business category. Wow, talk about an honor! As a team, we are mindful that there is a tight and critical connection between being named a “best place” to work and providing the very best to our customers.
The annual list of the Best Places to Work in Virginia was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. The 2018 Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 100 companies and we are so excited to be included!
Receiving this award was the result of a two-part survey. Our workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics were 25% of the evaluation criteria, and an employee survey measuring their experiences was 75%. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Winning a spot in The Best Places to Work in Virginia is a manifestation of the time we’ve dedicated to making Qualtrax a community instead of just a company.
The reality is, we deeply love what we do. We take our responsibility to alleviate the burdens of compliance seriously. To some, this serious responsibility might seem a direct contrast to having fun at work. However, we know our awesome work environment positively impacts our compliance software solution and directly contributes to excellence customer support.
For example: as a team, we vow to never stop learning. Quality demands continuous improvement, which leads to evolution and growth for our product and our company. That means providing an environment that is safe, comfortable, and directly supportive is critical for us. It makes us better as individuals, stronger as a team, and poised to better serve our customers.
We also know that our compliance software solution helps make other companies and organizations great places to work, too. Our customers are making the world a safer, healthier, and happier within their respective highly-regulated industries. Through streamlining, automating, and increasing visibility around compliance, we help customers regain time to pursue their workplace passions. Don’t we all feel more fulfilled when we are allowed to stay in our “genius zone” and do what we love?
So what does this award mean for our customers? It means the work environment we intentionally foster creates a place where our team wants to show up and dig deep into continuously improving our product and processes. Being one of the best places to work in Virginia creates the necessary conditions for us to fulfill our purpose of helping businesses and people making critical contributions to society who, as a result, face heavy compliance burdens.
*This post was updated on 02/02/2018 to add the specific rank our team received*