Outside Magazine Names ReadyTalk As One Of America's Best Places To Work In 2012 ReadyTalk Ranks First for Focus on Healthy, Engaged Employees

DENVER, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Provider of web conferencing and webinar services, ReadyTalk today was named to Outside Magazine's fifth annual "Best Places to Work" list. ReadyTalk was ranked No. One out of 100 selected companies. Profiles of the top-ten-performing small, medium, and large companies will be published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands August 14, 2012. The full list of 100 will be available August 2 at outsideonline.com/bestplacestowork.

Outside's "Best Places to Work" project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States. Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.

In past years, Outside has highlighted 50 outstanding companies. This year, Best Companies Group determined that there were so many top-quality applicants that the list needed to be expanded. Outside editors agreed, and doubled the size of the list.

"At ReadyTalk, we take a long-term objective to build a great company that is renowned for great products and outstanding customer service.  Healthy, engaged employees are the key to us sustaining success over time," said Dan King, CEO, ReadyTalk. "Our employees have many passions beyond what they do for ReadyTalk.  We strive to hire people whose passions align with their role in the company, and we also do our best to accommodate people's personal needs so that our employees can bring their best to work every day over the long haul."

"We're thrilled to celebrate all 100 of these forward-thinking companies," says Michael Roberts, Senior Executive Editor of Outside. "They believe success depends on helping their employees live more active and fulfilling lives. The kinds of benefits they're providing—free fitness classes, flexible hours, subsidized healthy meals, lots of time out of the office—result in a more productive and engaged staff."

In addition to traditional benefits, ReadyTalk employees enjoy unique health and wellness perks like:

  • Office bikes for running downtown errands
  • Yoga offered twice a week
  • On-site gym and locker room
  • Wellness programs, including massage, acupuncture and chiropractor, offered in the office
  • Kitchens stocked with snacks, fruits and vegetables

The culture at ReadyTalk centers around creating an environment that fosters collaboration among both employees and customers. Autonomy is also an important component of the ReadyTalk culture. In fact, a labs program allows engineers to spend 20 percent of their time on self-directed projects. Other departments have incorporated similar components.

ReadyTalk continues to hire regularly and plans to add 30 employees this year with a heavy focus on software developers. If you are interested in working at ReadyTalk, visit the careers page.

To learn more about ReadyTalk's audio and web conferencing offerings, including professional services and support for webinars, please visit www.readytalk.com.

CONTACTS:
ReadyTalk: Bo Bandy / bo.bandy@readytalk.com / 303.209.1593
OUTSIDE MAGAZINE:  Jada Williams/ Jada@giantnoise.com / 646.649.4933

About ReadyTalk
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Denver, Colo., ReadyTalk delivers audio and web conferencing services that empower customers to successfully conduct audio and web conferences of all sizes – from ad hoc meetings to large webinars.  ReadyTalk combines ease of use with sophisticated marketing tools to increase audience engagement, event ROI and meeting productivity. Unlike other services, ReadyTalk gives customers a full suite of tools for training, collaboration, webinars and more. You'll always have access to the right features when you need them, no need to upgrade to another product. Please call toll free 800.843.9166 or visit www.readytalk.com for more information.

About Outside
Outside is America¹s leading active lifestyle brand. For more than 30 years, Outside has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The Outside family includes Outside magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer's Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, and Outside Books. Visit us online and on Facebook.

ABOUT THE BEST COMPANIES GROUP
Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country to establish and manage "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies," and "Best Employers" programs on a national, statewide, and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence. 

ABOUT THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1989, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the premier trade association for companies in the active outdoor recreation business. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. Outdoor Industry Association seeks to ensure a healthy and diverse specialty retail and supply chain based on quality, innovation and service. To this end, OIA works diligently to raise the standards of the industry; increase participation in outdoor recreation to strengthen business markets; provide support services to improve member profitability; represent member interests in the legislative/regulatory process; promote professional training and education; support innovation; and offer cost-saving member benefits. Search for outdoor-industry jobs is at OIA's career center:www.outdoorindustry.org.

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