BOSTON, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rewards technology leader FreeCause was named one of the National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2012. The company joined a list of other national winners who were recognized for their achievements in human resources, work-life balance, recognition, and community initiatives.
"I am ecstatic for our employees that FreeCause was named one of the National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For," said Michael Jaconi, CEO of FreeCause. "This honor confirms that we have assembled one of the best and brightest teams in the country. Attracting premium talent within the technology community is a big challenge and FreeCause invests considerable resources in creating an environment that attracts the best and brightest. It is something we are very proud of, and this honor underscores our success and commitment to this pursuit."
The winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. The measures include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance.
With more than 10 years of experience conducting Best and Brightest Company competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) have identified numerous best HR practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.
"Our list of nationally recognized companies has grown significantly this year. This exceptional growth is a testament to how important this designation is for companies that want to have the best and brightest employees working for them," said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president. "We are proud to recognize and honor these winning companies."
FreeCause, one of the fastest growing technology companies in Boston, specializes in building innovative software that enables major brands, loyalty programs, sports teams, and nonprofits to monetize and reward consumers for their online behavior. The FreeCause team develops award winning, revolutionary new technology that allows consumers to connect with their favorite brands while simultaneously giving these consumers an enriched web experience. With more than 20 million subscribers, the FreeCause advanced loyalty and engagement solutions reward consumers as they search the Internet, or when they shop through the FreeCause network of over 3,500 online retailers. FreeCause is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc. (JASDAQ: 4755).
Rakuten, Inc. (JASDAQ:4755), is one of the world's leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer- and business-focused services including e-commerce, e-reading, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal and media, online marketing and professional sports. Selected by Forbes as the World's 7th Most Innovative Companies of 2012, Rakuten is expanding globally and currently has operations throughout Asia, Western Europe, and the Americas. Founded in 1997, Rakuten is headquartered in Tokyo, with over 10,000 staff worldwide. For more information, visit http://global.rakuten.com/group.