Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have named continued one of the 2018 Best Small & Medium Workplaces. continued, a leading provider of online continuing education, took the 24th spot out of 50 featured companies on the list of small businesses.
The ranking considered more than 112,000 employee surveys from small and medium-sized companies. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.
“This achievement reflects the dedication and passion of our entire team and the culture we have built together,” said continued CEO Tony Perlak. “It is a tremendous honor for our company to receive this designation, which affirms what we at continued already know—our team has a shared commitment to collaboration, creative thinking, and lifelong learning that makes our culture truly unique.”
The Best Small & Medium Workplaces stand out for excelling in the industry’s rapidly-changing marketplace. In addition to being innovators in the field of e-learning, continued has been a 100% virtual workplace from its inception. This virtual model has allowed continued to build its team without geographic constraints and enables its nearly 100 team members work from home offices across the country.
“As a 100% virtual environment, continued prides itself in being a progressive yet culture-centered workplace,” said Asher Primrose, Director of Human Resources at continued. “continued consistently prioritizes company culture in a variety of ways, including enriched communication channels to connect our virtual team and innovation initiatives that encourage team members at all levels of the organization to submit their ideas for product or culture enhancement.”
Additionally, continued connects its employees through a company book club, virtual happy hour events, and an annual company-wide meeting held in a different city each year. Charitable gift matching, a wellness reimbursement benefit, and corporate Fitbit programs are a few other highlights that demonstrate the importance that is placed on company culture and employee wellbeing.
“When it comes to revenue growth and innovation, the 2018 Best Small & Medium Workplaces continue to outperform their peers making these companies more competitive and helping them secure their position in the marketplace,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “What these companies do differently than their peers is that they offer a great workplace for all employees, regardless of role or personal traits”.
The Best Small & Medium Workplaces list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations.
continued was certified as a great workplace by Great Place to Work earlier this year.
continued is a leading provider of online continuing education. Our mission is to provide an unparalleled learning experience that enhances the lives and careers of those we serve. We offer quality, affordable online continuing education resources to a broad range of licensed, certified professionals in the fields of audiology, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and early childhood education. As a 100% virtual workplace, continued’s nearly 100 employees bring talent, expertise, and dedication to the company’s mission without geographic constraints.
About the Best Small & Medium Workplaces:
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 112,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
About Great Place to Work:
Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture. Learn more on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.