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GlobalSpec Awarded “Best Places to Work”

Posted December 11, 2007 1:16 PM by Sharkles

CR4's parent company, GlobalSpec, has been named one of the "Best Places to Work" in New York State's Capital Region. This award was presented last week by The Business Review of Albany. As one of thirty companies to win this award, GlobalSpec was chosen over one hundred other nominees. The winning companies had the highest scores in their categories, which were based on the number of employees. In all, there were five categories: 10-25, 26-50, 51-100, 101-250, and 251 employees and larger. GlobalSpec was a winner in the 101-250 employee category.

"Best Places to Work" is awarded by The Business Review, but is really an honor bestowed upon a business by its own employees. Companies are nominated, often internally, and must then have a certain percentage of employees (based on company size) complete a survey. Questions include topics such as team effectiveness, retention risk, alignment with goals, trust of co-workers, individual contributions, manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, work engagement, and people practices. The Business Review then ranks the results and rewards the winners.

Presenters refer to the "Best Places to Work" award as one which belongs to companies that "get it", successful businesses that make employees feel valued and appreciated. This is the second year in a row that GlobalSpec has won this award, and CEO Jeff Killeen believes that it's the greatest honor the company could receive. "Of all of the awards and recognitions that GlobalSpec has received," Killeen told GlobalSpec's employees, "I consider this one --- the "Best Places to Work" award --- to be the most important. I say this because the award only happens if you feel very strongly and positive about the company----our mission, our work environment, our work itself and our leadership".

As a proud member of the GlobalSpec team, I'm proud that my company was rightly awarded. For those who are just learning about CR4's parent company, GlobalSpec is a place where friendly, energetic, and enthusiastic people genuinely like what they do.

Of course, GlobalSpec isn't the only company like this. So what are the companies that you work for like? And what is essential in making a business a "best place to work"?

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Re: GlobalSpec Awarded “Best Places to Work”

12/11/2007 8:12 PM

"What are the companies that you work for like?"

Let's see, last Friday we had water pouring out of a 480V 4000A Main breaker, and over an 80KVA UPS, and water pouring into a critical PLC. All because MY management doesn't want to spend money on something frivolous like roof repairs.

Today the best instrument tech I've worked with in 8 years quit. Reason? My/his boss would not allow him to advance into the programming arena stating: "Once you start programming, I won't be able to get you out from behind that computer screen". Duh! That's the job you Maroon!

So, are you guys hiring?

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