Atlanta Business Chronicle has just named the finalists for the 2018 Atlanta’s Best Places To Work awards. (Check out the list here.) The rankings will be announced at the Chronicle’s annual Best Places To Work awards on the evening of Sept. 6 at Flourish Atlanta. (Learn more about the event here.)
We asked one of the finalists, Dr. Chris Hermann, founder and CEO of Clean Hands – Safe Hands, to share some of the company’s secrets to becoming a Best Place To Work. Here’s what he said:
Q: How has being one of Atlanta’s Best Places To Work helped your business?
A: It’s early yet – we were just named to the list for the first time this year and just found out we made it a couple of weeks ago. I anticipate this will help boost our reputation in the community in general, as it’s a very prestigious award. I also expect it’ll help us in our recruiting efforts this year – candidates want to work for companies that are Best Places To Work. The most immediate impact we’ve seen so far is internal. Once we found out, we popped a bottle of champagne (at 10 am) and celebrated with the entire team!
Q: Is being one of Atlanta’s Best Places To Work meaningful to your company’s employees?
A: Yes. Everyone at Clean Hands – Safe Hands is very excited and proud to have made the list. They know it’s prestigious and that only a fraction of the companies that are nominated make it. They have known the whole time how wonderful it is to work here – they’re happy that the rest of the community will know now too!
Q: Tell us some of the things you’ve done to become one of Atlanta’s Best Places To Work that other companies can do, too.
A: The company’s culture is that of a family. The team typically eats lunch together every day. Everyone is positive, supportive and team-oriented. Our company is overly transparent and exposes team member to all aspects of the company operations, including finances. The CEO is more of a coach or mentor than a boss. Everyone’s voice counts, whether it’s interviewing new employees or voting on office snacks. And there are endless opportunities to learn, grow, and explore a new direction.