Service Express is One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2019

Service Express is one of the highest-scoring businesses, with standout employee engagement

May 16, 2019

Grand Rapids, MI – Service Express has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2019, their fourth annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. As part of a prominent feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits.

“We are especially excited to be included on Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces list because this recognition is made possible by our team, whose positive survey feedback tells us we are creating the experience we hope to for them,” said Service Express President & CEO Ron Alvesteffer. “To be included with other companies that have a passion for creating the best experience for their teams is both humbling and makes us optimistic for the future of employee/employer relations in the U.S.”

Collecting data on nearly 2,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 346 finalists. Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Omaha’s Quantum Workplace, on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future. Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. All employers were then ranked using a composite score of survey results. This year, 74.2 percent of surveyed employees were engaged by their work—besting last year’s 72.1 percent.

The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the most human elements of work. These companies are leading the way in employee recognition, performance management, and diversity. It’s a different playbook from a decade ago, when too many firms used the same template: free food, open work environments, and artifacts of “fun.”

“With today’s tight labor market, building a great corporate culture is more important than ever,” says Inc. magazine editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The companies on Inc.’s Best Workplaces list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from.”

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