“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
This is the second year in a row Rightpoint has been named a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune. For the past five years, the company has experienced consistent 35% year-over-year growth. In May 2015, Rightpoint secured a $55 million investment from Stella Point Capital to fuel geographic expansion, grow capabilities in key areas including digital marketing and CRM and augment professional services with product-based solutions. Despite rapid growth, Rightpoint has been able to hold onto its original culture—a tough task for any growing company.
“We put a lot of thought and energy into creating an environment that encourages creativity, innovation, and ultimately helps bring our best thinking to bear,” said Rightpoint Co-founder Brad Schneider. “While our culture is our collective responsibility, we also have a team of rotating Rightpoint team members who purposefully think about and implement new ideas relating to our culture; it’s called the Culture Club. This helps ensure we nurture what is uniquely us, even in times of change.”
Rightpoint is a technology and design services company serving Fortune 1,000 companies. The company makes experiences that amplify brands and business through creative and technology services including web, mobile, social, IoT, eCommerce and cloud. With a client base of more than 250 companies, Rightpoint was named to Forbes’ 2014 list of America's Most Promising Companies and Crain’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Chicago in 2014. For more information, visit rightpoint.com and follow @Rightpoint.
About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.