Milwaukee Journal Sentinel names Lightning Pick a Top 100 Workplace in SE Wisconsin, and gives a special award for Best Work/Life Flexibility Company.
In June Lightning Pick Technologies was selected by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to the newspaper’s list of 2011 Top 100 Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin. Lightning Pick was also given one of eleven special awards, and was named Best Work/Life Flexibility company in the top 100 winners.
For the second consecutive year the Journal Sentinel invited workers in the region to nominate their employers. Workplace consultant WorkplaceDynamics was enlisted to manage tens of thousands of completed employee surveys and analyze the results. The primary objective was to discover the best practices local companies used to successfully provide a fulfilling work environment. The other goal was to recognize the positive impact employee loyalty and quality of life had on the community at large, especially during an unstable economic period.
Lightning Pick was ranked 10th out of the 49 small size businesses (149 employees or less) that comprised the overall Top 100. Furthermore there were 11 specialty categories, and Lightning Pick was named the ‘Best Work/Life Flexibility Company’ out of all 100 small, medium and large groups included on the list. Jim Bast, Vice-President and General Manager accepted on Lightning Pick’s behalf at an awards breakfast ceremony that included appearances by Governor Scott Walker and Mayor Tom Barrett.
One testament to Lightning Pick’s excellent workplace culture is the company’s unbelievably low employee turnover rates. Workers reported having a dynamic environment which encourages everyone to work together and continually develop their skills at new technologies. The exceptionally long tenure of Lightning Pick’s employees also provides their customers with a depth of talent and experience that’s truly unique within their industry and ensures strong support.
Some topics and comments from Lightning Pick’s surveys included:
I love my job because…
“I feel genuinely appreciated at this organization and they give me the flexibility I need to balance my work and personal life.”
“My relationships with the people that work here. The work is challenging and can be stressful, but everyone in the organization is dedicated to producing a world class product.”
What do you find most motivational about working for this organization?
“Flexible scheduling and great compensation for time spent on the road, weekends, etc.”
Click here to see Lightning Pick’s complete profile and the full online listing of the 2011 Top 100 Workplaces.