HOLLYWOOD, Fla., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish Consulting, LLC, a full-service national communications firm specializing in franchise public relations and marketing, has been named one of Inc. magazine's Best Workplaces for 2017, the publication's second annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector.
Hitting newsstands today in the June 2017 issue, and as part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement and stellar benefits. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just over 200 winning companies.
Built in partnership with employee engagement and work culture experts Quantum Workplace of Omaha, Nebraska, Inc.'s Best Workplaces list is a magnifying glass on how innovative companies can truly raise the bar in hiring and retaining the best talent.
What does it take to become a company that workers want to be part of? Inc. magazine says it's more than good pay and good perks — it's also about having a clear purpose, a sense of humor, and leadership that makes the two work together.
"Earning this recognition from Inc. magazine is an incredible honor," said Lorne Fisher, CFE, CEO and managing partner, Fish Consulting, LLC. "We've been fortunate over the years to be named to local and industry lists citing our culture, but to be included alongside many of the small businesses I personally admire is humbling. A culture is something you cannot simply implement, but only fuel and nurture. It's your team that makes it real; something to cherish and leverage to drive success. I thank the Fish team for making us who we are, since it's really their passion and commitment that has earned Inc.'s praise."
As a testament to Fish's growth, success and continued commitment to making it a great place to work, the firm prepares to celebrate another milestone: after more than a decade of operating in Hollywood, Florida, Fish will move its headquarters to downtown Fort Lauderdale by the end of 2017. The new office will sit in the city's popular FAT Village Arts District, a neighborhood synonymous with creativity, high-energy and collaboration.
The 2017 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants on the basis of benefits offered and employees' responses to a unique, 30-question survey fielded by each of the applying companies. Responses were evaluated by the research team at Quantum Workplace. For its results to qualify, each company had to achieve a statistically significant response rate based on employee count.
Survey scores account for employer size to level the playing field between small and large businesses. All companies had to have minimum of 10 employees and to be U.S.-based, privately held and independent — that is, not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.
"By introducing an employee survey into this year's Best Workplaces selection process, we've really raised the bar," said an Inc. magazine spokesperson. "Companies that don't score at the very top of their peer group don't make the cut. So, our hats are off to the winners. They all excelled at engaging their workers, making them feel appreciated, and aligning them behind a mission. And remember, that's not just our opinion: The employees told us that themselves."
Inc. magazine's Best Workplaces recognition adds to the growing roster of accolades Fish has received over the last several years, including being named to best places to work rankings by PRWeek in 2014 and the South Florida Business Journal in 2015 and 2016. Additionally, Fish was named for the third consecutive year to the Inc. 5000, Inc. magazine's ranking of the fastest growing privately held companies in America.
About Fish Consulting
Fish is proud to leverage its experience in franchising to serve some of the industry's leading concepts including Dunkin' Donuts, Orangetheory Fitness, The Dwyer Group and AAMCO, among others. The agency's support for franchise clients range from brand building, franchisee recruitment and internal communications to crisis communications, cause marketing, local/national media relations and social media management. Fish is based in Hollywood, FL, with operations in Washington, D.C., New York and London. For more information call 954-893-9150 or visit www.fish-consulting.com. For additional franchise insights follow Fish on Twitter @fishconsulting or Facebook.
About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of Advertising Age's "The A-List" in January 2015, and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 40,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/.
About Quantum Workplace
Quantum Workplace is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit www.quantumworkplace.com.
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