NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Curriculum Associates was recently ranked on Entrepreneur's Top Company Cultures List, a comprehensive ranking of US-based businesses exhibiting high-performance cultures created in partnership with employee engagement platform and service provider Energage. The Top Company Cultures List has placed Curriculum Associates in the top five within the large company category. Curriculum Associates is recognized for creating an exceptional culture that drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations, and directly impacts company success.
Nearly 50 years ago, Curriculum Associates was founded with a mission to make classrooms better places for teachers and students. The company's culture remains heavily tied to this higher purpose today, with employees at every level committed to making a true difference in education.
Recognizing its success is driven by the more than 1,000 talented staff members it employs, Curriculum Associates places a high priority on the happiness of its employees. A range of benefits includes flexible work hours, WiFi-equipped commuter shuttles, on-site gym and fitness classes, caregiving support, extensive professional growth and learning opportunities, tuition reimbursement, and financial planning resources. Curriculum Associates has earned numerous accolades over the years as a top place to work and has a turnover rate far below the national average.
"To the educators we serve, our employees are the hearts and faces of our company," said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. "We all want to work somewhere we can thrive, and with millions of students depending on the tools and services we provide, it is our responsibility to create the most supportive environment possible from which this important work can be accomplished."
"Great company cultures don't happen by accident," says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. "They happen because leaders understand how to create excellent working environments, and how to make everyone share the same mission. Our 2018 Top Company Cultures List is a great celebration of companies that are doing it right and should serve as inspiration for everyone who leads a team."
The full list, presenting a total of 150 companies categorized as small, midsize, or large companies—with 74 or fewer employees, 75–299 employees and more than 300 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.
"Becoming a Top Company Cultures winner isn't something an organization can buy," said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. "It's an achievement organizations have to work for. Based on our decade of research, we have come to view workplace culture as the only remaining sustainable competitive business advantage. Great strategies can be copied, but culture cannot."
Employees took online surveys and the honorees were determined and ranked based solely on their survey feedback scores. Each company was measured in response to 24 questions on subject matters such as connection, alignment, effectiveness, leadership, and management, as well as basics such as pay, benefits, and flexibility.
To be considered for the ranking, the companies must have had at least 35 employees, have been founded before January 1, 2016, must be founder-led (at least 10 percent ownership of the company), and be headquartered in the US. There was no cost to participate in the survey. Individual employee responses were anonymous.
To view Curriculum Associates in the full ranking, visit entm.ag/TopCultures.
About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company's products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching diverse student populations and fostering learning for all students.
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