MINNEAPOLIS (June 19, 2017) – Performance digital marketing agency, Nina Hale, has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2017, the agency’s second year in a row making the publication’s list.
As part of the prominent inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies who have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just over 200 winning companies.
Built in partnership with employee engagement and work culture experts Quantum Workplace of Omaha, Nebraska, Inc.’s Best Workplaces list is a magnifying glass on how innovative companies can truly raise the bar in hiring and retaining the best talent.
How Inc. Magazine Determines Best Workplaces
What does it take to become a company that workers want to be part of? Inc. magazine says it’s more than good pay and good perks – it’s also about having a clear purpose, a sense of humor, and leadership that makes the two work together.
The 2017 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants on the basis of benefits offered and employees’ responses to a unique, 30-question survey fielded by each of the applying companies. Responses were evaluated by the research team at Quantum Workplace. For its results to qualify, each company had to achieve a statistically significant response rate based on employee count. Survey scores account for employer size to level the playing field between small and large businesses. All companies had to have minimum of 10 employees and to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent – not a subsidiary of another company.
While researching the entries, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes develop:
- Strong company cultures breed stunning individual and team performance
- Workers at the best companies don’t view their employers as sugar daddies – they aren’t mesmerized by whatever giveaways seem to be the latest fad
- When employees feel valued by their organization, they are far more likely to be engaged
About Nina Hale
Founded in 2005, Nina Hale is a performance digital marketing agency that drives revenue through digital channels by connecting data to human behavior. The agency specializes in providing strategic integration of paid media, social media, technical and content search engine optimization (SEO), content strategy, user experience, and marketing analytics. A nationally certified women-owned business (WBENC) and 100% employee-owned, the agency has been recognized as a 10-time Best Places to Work award recipient and has been named to Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies for three consecutive years.
About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of Advertising Age’s “The A-List” in January 2015, and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 40,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/.
About Quantum Workplace
Quantum Workplace is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit www.quantumworkplace.com.
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