Miami, FL (PressExposure) August 25, 2009 -- For the third year in a row, rbb Public Relations, a marketing public relations firm, has been chosen as a finalist in the Wall Street Journal's Top Small Workplaces, a national competition to honor the country's most exceptional small organizations.Â rbb is one of only three companies nationwide to be recognized for a third consecutive year, as a finalist in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 competitions.
The Top Small Workplaces winners will be announced on September 28, 2009, in a Wall Street Journal report on small business and honored at a conference in Chicago. The 35 finalists are chosen each year from private, nonprofit and publicly held independent companies with no more than $200 million in annual revenues and 500 or fewer employees. The competition is co-sponsored by Winning Workplaces.
"The PR industry has awarded us many wonderful titles - Agency of the Year, Best Place to Work, Boutique Agency of the Year - but it is exceptionally rewarding to be recognized as a winning workplace among all industries nationally by such a distinguished organization as the Wall Street Journal," said Christine Barney, APR, rbb Public Relations CEO. "Our workplace is the result of the creativity, passion and commitment of ourÂ talented staff."
The competition seeks companies who foster teamwork, flexibility, high productivity and innovation while treating employees with respect and providing opportunities for professional growth and advancement. It also looks at both traditional and nontraditional benefits that make the employee experience better.Â
rbb Public Relations believes a key factor in its selection is its Total Rewards Program that includes four areas: pay/benefits; work environment; recognition; learning and development. Benefits include paid cell phones, laptops, use of office services such as postage and phones, PR pro bonus program, flu shots on premise and paid time off to volunteer. rbb Public Relations built its culture on flexibility and respect, and every staff member, down to the bookkeeper, can determine his/her own schedule and choose the location where work will be done. The firm also has an above average client and employee tenure. In an industry with extraordinarily high turnover rates, the firm's longest client has been with rbb for 23 years and average client tenure is 8.5 years, while the average employee has been with the firm for at least 5 years.