ProQuest is Named Among Detroit Free Press National Standard Top Workplaces

Nov 19, 2012, 10:00 ET from ProQuest

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest, an Ann Arbor-based information company and creator of award-winning technologies, has been selected as a Detroit Free Press National Standard Top Workplace. The Detroit daily newspaper partners annually with Workplace Dynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement, to identify Michigan's Top Workplaces. Their resulting rankings are determined solely on employee feedback.

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"We're delighted to be among the National Standard Top Workplaces," said Kurt Sanford, CEO of ProQuest.  "What's rewarding about this ranking is that it is earned through the voice of our employees on what makes ProQuest a great place to work. I sincerely value this program's ability to provide another channel for feedback on what our staff finds fulfilling in their work and where we can build an even better environment."

During the summer, Workplace Dynamics surveyed ProQuest's Michigan-based employees, including those at the Ann Arbor headquarters, its Ypsilanti location and a variety of field-based workers. Employees were asked a series of questions designed to evaluate the company's direction, ability to execute its business plan, leadership, career development, work conditions, and pay and benefits.

ProQuest is best known for the creation of information tools and technologies that support research around the world in schools, libraries, universities and businesses. The workers in its Ann Arbor headquarters represent a diverse mix of jobs, including content experts of all types -- from editors to librarians -- as well as technologists, marketers and sales professionals. ProQuest is a mainstay of the Ann Arbor business environment and its employees are known for their community involvement.

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ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information.  Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world's knowledge – from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms.  Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the management and delivery of complete, trustworthy information.

ProQuest's massive information pool is made accessible in research environments that accelerate productivity, empowering users to discover, create, and share knowledge.

An energetic, fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses and notable research tools such as the RefWorks® and Pivot™ services, as well as its' Summon® web-scale discovery service.  The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan,with offices around the world.