ReadyTalk, a provider of audio and web conferencing and webinar services, today announced it has been recognized by Inc. magazine and Winning Workplaces as a winner of the 2011 Top Small Company Workplaces competition—an annual contest that recognizes the nation’s best small and mid-sized company work environments.
Every year since 2003, Winning Workplaces, an Evanston, IL-based nonprofit organization, has recognized those firms that attribute much of their business success to their commitment to exemplary people practices and outstanding workplace cultures.
“ReadyTalk is committed to building a sustainably great company that is known for great products and outstanding customer service,” said Dan King, CEO, ReadyTalk. “We understand that engaged employees are the key to our company’s success, so we work hard to make sure that ReadyTalk is a place where people enjoy their work, are engaged and feel appreciated.”
ReadyTalk’s downtown Denver office offers a collaborative and innovation friendly environment for employees to work. Employees enjoy a rich benefits package that includes 100 percent employer-paid healthcare for employees and their families. Other characteristics of the ReadyTalk workplace include:
- A Labs program allowing engineers to spend 20 percent of their time on self-directed projects
- A generous Employee Stock Ownership Plan and a 401K
- Kitchens stocked with snacks and beer
- Office bikes for running downtown errands
- A locker room area to accommodate lunchtime runs or bike rides
- A dog friendly office
- In-office yoga
- Massages and other wellness programs.
“This year’s winning firms distinguish themselves in so many ways,” asserts Ken Lehman, chairman of Winning Workplaces. “They are steadily growing their revenues, often outperforming their industries; have identified niches where they add unmatched value; and are guided by strong missions and values. And, they make no secret of the fact that a key driver behind their success is their engaged and committed workforces.”
Winning Workplaces and Inc. received nearly 350 completed applications for the contest. A national panel of experts in leadership and small- to mid-sized business judged the finalists. Selections were based on specific metrics and qualitative assessments of the finalists’ success in creating the kind of workplaces that engage employees and deliver bottom-line results.
“We continue to be dedicated to providing an easy-to-use service for daily collaboration, product demos and trainings as well as providing polished large-scale webinars,” said King. “Our steady growth reflects our ability to consistently meet our customers’ technology needs, and that, in turn, is an outcome of our ability to attract top talent and ensure they have a collaborative, energetic and fun environment to work in.”
“These firms represent some of the finest privately held companies in the world,” states Bob LaPointe, president of Inc. “Their stories, appearing in the June issue of Inc.,clearly demonstrate that taking an innovative approach to creating the right culture—one in which human capital is embedded in a company’s value proposition—can create real competitive leadership. Each of these Top Small Company Workplaces offers an environment in which people flourish and, as a result, profit follows.”
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Denver, Colo., ReadyTalk delivers audio and web conferencing services that empower customers to successfully conduct audio and web conferences of all sizes – from ad hoc meetings to large webinars. ReadyTalk combines ease of use with sophisticated marketing tools to increase audience engagement, event ROI and meeting productivity. Unlike other services, ReadyTalk gives customers a full suite of tools for training, collaboration, webinars and more. You’ll always have access to the right features when you need them, no need to upgrade to another product. Please call toll free 800.843.9166 or visit www.readytalk.com for more information.