Mesa, Arizona (PressExposure) November 04, 2011 -- Three Arizona businesses were named in the Top 50 on The Great Place to Work® Rankings: The Best Small & Medium Workplaces presented by Entrepreneur® including#8 McMurry, a content marketing firm located in Phoenix, Arizona, that has placed in the top 10 nationally for seven years; #12 Heinfield, Meech & Co., a Tucson-based five time winner; and #15Infusionsoft, a Gilbert, Arizona, internet services company that has won many local awards before making its debut on the national list.
Hundreds of small and medium sized businesses apply to win a spot on this national list every year that features companies with a workforce between 25 to 999 and whose employees overwhelmingly agree that their workplaces is "a great place to work." The winners are chosen based on results of rigorous assessments that include the Great Place to Work® Trust Index© employee survey and an audit of the company's culture.
What's so special about these Arizona businesses? "Quite a lot, actually," says Lee Vikre, SVP of Organizational Development and Consulting from BestCompaniesAZ a consultant to two of the award-winning companies. "The best practices from these three companies could give us enough to write about for the rest of the year. Like McMurry's personalized logos and 64 benefits, or Infusionsoft's unique workspace that includes massage chairs and a smoothie machine. It's not all about wowing employees with glitzy facilities and benefits, though."
These companies have enjoyed business success from building such strong work cultures. Said McMurry CEO Chris McMurry, "We're often asked how a company becomes a great place to work. The answer is not an easy one, but it begins with hiring truly exceptional, like-minded people interested in an unrelenting commitment to mutual fulfillment. That's where it starts. Where it ends is in business growth, which may surprise some who confuse being a great place with being altruistic. Our staff and company both seek growth, personally and corporately."
To see the complete list, visithttp://www.greatplacetowork.com/50best-2011.