TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Diverse Computing, Inc. (DCI) was named one of the "Best Companies To Work For in Florida" by Florida Trend magazine. In its first year opting to take the survey, DCI ranked #12 in the Small Company category, making it the leading small business technology firm in Tallahassee.
In order to participate in the survey, companies must be in business for at least one year and employ no fewer than 15 people in Florida. Then, the companies are evaluated on their policies, practices, and demographics. In the final stage, a randomly selected group of employees fills out a questionnaire measuring their satisfaction in various categories. The combined scores determine the finalists on the Best Companies list.
DCI's dedication to culture, communication, workplace environment, and benefits is what earned the young company its ranking among Florida's top employers.
"The best companies obviously provide strong pay and benefits to their employees, but they also offer fun diversions such as ice cream socials, holiday parties, and field days," said Florida Trend Publisher Andy Corty. "And these top companies encourage employees to participate in the organization's overall success with training and open communications."
A balance between fun benefits and attention to employee morale is typical of the state's leading organizations, and Diverse Computing, Inc. is no exception. Free catered lunch every day is just one perk among many in an office that boasts an inviting atmosphere and strong community engagement.
Desiree Fraser, Systems Consultant, sees DCI as unique in that respect. "Diverse Computing truly cares. Not just for the the well-being of their employees, but for the community as well. You don't see that at many places," she said.
The ping-pong table, pet-friendly policy, and modern décor at Diverse Computing might draw people in, but what keeps the turnover rate low is open communication and the feeling of being important to the company's mission and values. Employees confirmed these sentiments in the survey. When asked what makes DCI a great place to work, most survey respondents pointed to frequent communication among everyone from senior management to interns. Employees also mentioned feeling appreciated as individuals and finding the teamwork culture rewarding.
In order for all of this to come together, it's important to hire people who set a good example and work well with each other. Sales and Marketing Manager Lester Hutt knows that this comes down to finding people who will be the best fit and match for the long-term vision of a company. "Diverse Computing is all about creating a great culture for its employees, and a great culture comes from hiring the right people," he said. "When it comes to our working environment, intentional and rigorous recruiting plays just as large a role as the benefits we offer."
These high levels of employee satisfaction not only lead to lower turnover, but also influence relationships with customers. "Studies show that employees who feel empowered and supported provide better service to their clients," said Chief Innovator Tony Pun. "At Diverse Computing we have very high rates of customer satisfaction, and that's largely a result of striving for the success and happiness of our employees."
DCI is honored to be recognized as one of the best companies to work for in Florida and the top small technology company in Tallahassee.
Diverse Computing is an ambitious, award-winning criminal justice software agency. Established in 2001, DCI has worked on a number of prestigious projects for clients including the United States Secret Service, Microsoft, and the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC. Available any time of the day or night, 365 days a year, DCI prides itself on delivering technical support to those who protect and serve the public. DCI provides software solutions that are user-friendly, efficient, secure, and compliant. Because of DCI's intuitive design and second-to-none support, over 1,700 agencies nationwide have adopted their software solutions. Find more information about DCI at diversecomputing.com.
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