NEW YORK, June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Investopedia, the web's premier source of trusted financial content and an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC), has been named one of the best places to work in 2016 by Business Intelligence Group. The distinction honors those companies that are actively working to improve their own performance by challenging employees in environments that make work fun and engaging.
"People spend more hours working than not working – so you better love what you do," commented Investopedia CEO David Siegel. "At Investopedia, we take creating a great work environment very seriously and truly appreciate the honor of being listed as one of the best places to work. This award is a testament to both the culture we've created and the individuals who make this place what it is."
Investopedia, a business within IAC Publishing, was specifically recognized as the best organization to work for in the publishing industry. Despite being founded over 15 years ago, Investopedia has become one of the fastest growing premium digital publishers – more than doubling its employee base, while in tandem growing its video, social and email traffic by over 200 percent in the last year.
"Congratulations to the entire Investopedia team for making employees' satisfaction and performance a priority," said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group.
Researchers, including Gallup, have determined that employee satisfaction and engagement are key indicators for employee productivity and customer satisfaction, which ultimately results in improved profitability and growth.
Investopedia's commitment to employee morale is reflected in its recruiting efforts as well; 75 percent of its new hires are referred through its employee base. The culture – fueled by perks like an employee book club, weekly team-building competitions and regular happy hours – paired with the company's positive momentum and growth, is key to cultivating an engaged and motivated team.
The continuing success of Investopedia and growth of the strong team has allowed the company to expand rapidly. Since the beginning of the year, Investopedia has launched Advisor Insights, a new platform that connects users with top financial experts, created the Investopedia Anxiety Index which tracks investor fear in the market, and hired a new VP of Content to increase the news and video content on the site.
Investopedia is the world's leading destination for investors to better understand the financial world, with more than 21 million unique visitors and 70 million page views each month. Powered by a team of data scientists and financial experts, Investopedia offers timely, sharp insights so investors can make smarter decisions. From early investors to financial advisors to high net worth individuals, Investopedia is a trusted source of financial information. Investopedia is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC) and part of IAC Publishing, IAC's premium collection of digital publishing brands.
About Business Intelligence Group:
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry and business award programs, business executive – those with experience and knowledge – judge the programs. The organization's proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.
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