Jennifer Ryan, director of electronic product development, CQ Press
Really Strategies Again Named a "Best Place to Work" by Philadelphia Business Journal
Audubon, Pa.October 22, 2007Philadelphia Business Journal named Really Strategies, Inc. one of its "Best Places to Work" in the Philadelphia region for the 4th consecutive year. The award recognizes the company's achievements in creating a positive work environment for its employees through a combination of benefits, working conditions, and company culture.
More than 200 entries were submitted to the awards program in the small business category. Ranking among the top 10 finalists is a testament to the stimulating and rewarding work environment Really Strategies has created for its employees.
"Being selected 4 years in a row to the 'Best Places to Work' list demonstrates how committed we are to our team and in turn, how the individuals of our team are committed to the company," said Barry Bealer, president, CEO, and co-founder of Really Strategies, Inc. "As professional consultants, our main asset is our employees. We believe in recognizing their talents and dedication by offering benefits such as a flexible work schedule, professional development program, and the always popular free-lunch Fridays."
"When we launched our company, our goal was to employ talented individuals who would help our customers solve complex publishing challenges," said Lisa Bos, vice president, chief architect, and co-founder. "And we decided that an environment that nurtures intellectual growth while accommodating personal needs would benefit both the company and its clients."
"These companies have gone above and beyond to engage and reward one of their most important assets, their staffs," said Bernard Dagenais, editor of the Philadelphia Business Journal. "This honor, which is truly bestowed by a company's employees, shows that employers' efforts are paying off. Happy workers do a better job of serving clients and truly care about helping their company succeed."
The Philadelphia Business Journal's research partner, Wichita, Kan-based Quantum Market Research tabulated the results of thousands of online surveys completed by employees to establish the rank order. Common themes among top companies focused on work-life balance; respect and caring for employees; recognition of accomplishments; feeling empowered; good teamwork and commitment to community.