ATLANTA, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BELAY, a virtual staffing company that offers remote bookkeeping, copywriting, web support and administrative assistant services, announced that it was recently ranked on Entrepreneur's Top Company Cultures list, a comprehensive ranking of U.S.-based businesses exhibiting high-performance cultures created in partnership with culture management software and service provider CultureIQ®. The Top Company Cultures list placed BELAY as #1 in the small company category.
BELAY is recognized for creating an exceptional culture that drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations and directly impacts company success. BELAY matches virtual team members with organization leaders who need support, providing staff who function as trusted colleagues within the organizations they serve. BELAY's culture is centered around encouraging commitment and service.
"Our service-focused company culture is the cornerstone of BELAY's success," noted Bryan Miles, co-founder and co-CEO of BELAY. "We've intentionally built an organization where individuals have a passion to serve others and a 'we're in this together' attitude. I'm incredibly grateful to the entire BELAY team for this honor, which wouldn't be possible without their perseverance and dedication."
"When our customers succeed, the company succeeds, and it's all thanks to our terrific team," said co-founder and co-CEO Shannon Miles. "We've intentionally created a service-oriented culture that values openness, gratitude and fun, and we work hard to reinforce it every day. In that spirit, we're also grateful for this recognition, which underscores the importance of company culture in marketplace success."
"Great company cultures don't happen on their own. They're the result of great leadership, and a conscious effort to make everyone on a team feel engaged and important," says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. "The honorees on our 2017 list are proof that strong cultures make even stronger companies. Entrepreneurs at all levels can draw inspiration from them."
The full list, presenting a total of 153 companies categorized as small, medium-sized or large companies —with 25-49 employees, 50-99 employees and more than 100 employees respectively — is available on Entrepreneur.com. Core insights, behaviors and attributes that have helped to shape the high-performing cultures presented by the top companies are shared alongside practices to help other companies develop their own workplace environments.
"A high-performance culture leads not only to employee engagement but also to measurable business results," says Greg Besner, founder and CEO of CultureIQ. "These organizations show us that great companies start with great culture."
The rankings for all companies were determined using CultureIQ's methodology for measuring high-performance cultures. Employees at each company received a survey of multiple-choice questions and the answers were used to assess a company's strength across 10 core components of culture —collaboration, innovation and communication to name a few. The companies with the highest scores became the Top Company Culture list in ranking order. To be considered for the ranking, a company must have at least 25 employees, have been founded before Jan. 1, 2015 and be headquartered in the U.S.
Growing an organization is difficult in our demanding world. BELAY provides virtual solutions to help you realize growth. We staff specialists in bookkeeping, copywriting, web support, and administrative assistance who become an extension of your organization—matching the right person with the right skills to meet your needs.
BELAY equips you with trusted support that allows you to focus on your goals, navigate operational gaps, alleviate risk, and free up your organization to climb higher. Learn more at www.belaysolutions.com.
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CultureIQ is a platform that enables organizations to make positive, measurable changes to their culture, and a community that connects peers and experts around the topic of culture. The CultureIQ platform helps companies actively manage their culture through an ongoing process of collecting, understanding and responding to internal feedback to drive employee engagement, retention and success.
Based in New York City, CultureIQ was founded in 2013 by Greg Besner, an adjunct professor at New York University Stern School of Business and one of the original investors in Zappos.com. CultureIQ is backed by a group of notable investors including Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Founder Collective and Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh's VTF Capital.