New York (PRESS RELEASE – December 10, 2010) – Inc. magazine and Winning Workplaces are partnering for the second year in a row to find and recognize exemplary workplaces; those that motivate, engage and reward people. A model workplace can offer a critical competitive edge, ultimately retaining employees and boosting the bottom line.
Together, Inc. and Winning Workplaces will identify and honor those benchmark small and mid-sized businesses that offer truly innovative, supportive environments, thus achieving significant, sustainable business results.
“Growing, privately held companies have always excelled at competing based on the people they employ,” states Bob LaPointe, President of Inc. “Their innate ability to innovate is woven throughout their cultures, including the way they manage and motivate their employees. Inc.’s partnership with Winning Workplaces is a great opportunity to fully recognize private company excellence in supporting their human capital.”
“Winning Workplaces is pleased to continue this relationship with Inc. as we identify and honor these exemplary organizations,” said Gaye van den Hombergh, President, Winning Workplaces. “These organizations are an inspiration to business leaders looking for ways to leverage their people practices to create more profitable and sustainable companies.”
The application process is open through January 14, 2011. The Top Small Company Workplaces will be announced in a special issue of Inc., which will be available on newsstands May 31, 2011, and on Inc.com in June. An awards ceremony, honoring the finalists and winners, will be held at the national Inc. Leadership Conference in June 2011.
About Inc. magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. magazine is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 724,110, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing and technology.
About Winning Workplaces
Winning Workplaces is an Evanston, IL-based not-for-profit, whose mission is to help the leaders of small and mid-sized organizations create great workplaces. Founded in 2001, Winning Workplaces serves as a clearinghouse of information on workplace best practices, provides seminars and workshops on workplace-related topics and inspires and awards top workplaces through its annual Top Small Company Workplaces initiative.