CHICAGO, July 17, 2012 ThoughtWorks, Inc.(www.thoughtworks.com), the global leader in custom software development services, today announced it was named one of "Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For," by the National Association of Business Resources (NABR). ThoughtWorks employs more than 200 of the brightest software and IT professionals out of its Chicago headquarters, with an additional 1,800 employees ("ThoughtWorkers") working from offices around the globe. The company continues to add people and is a highly sought-after technology employer due to its cutting-edge technology development, opportunity for both personal and professional growth, and corporate culture built upon Attitude, Aptitude and Integrity.
Recognized companies will be honored at a symposium and awards luncheon on Mon., Aug. 20, 2012 at the Chicago Oak Brook Marriott. To learn more, please visit (http://www.101bestandbrightest.com/winners).
"Creating a stimulating and challenging work environment helps attract outstanding people that share our passion to change the world for the better, whether that's through our social justice efforts or revolutionizing software development and deployment for enterprise IT," said Craig Gorsline, managing director for the Americas. "The fact that we were rated in the 80th percentile or higher on parameters such as: Employee Engagement and Retention, Employee Education and Development and Diversity and Inclusion is very satisfying."
The selection of the 2012 "Best and Brightest" companies is a result of an independent research firm that evaluates each company's entry in the following categories: Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives and Strategic Company Performance.
"The selection, recognition and awarding of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ allows businesses to showcase their best practices and demonstrate why each of them would be an ideal place for employees to work. This year's winning companies represent high standards and are an example for other companies to emulate," said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president. "We are proud to honor this year's 101 winners."
As a global leader in helping organizations adopt and leverage Agile development to transform IT and business operations, ThoughtWorks is recognized for both its business success and contributions to the larger IT community. Company employees are active in developing and sharing best practices that help shape the industry. ThoughtWorks also has developed some of the earliest free, open source Agile tools (Selenium and Cruise Control) that were integral in helping Agile become the mainstream practice it is today. In addition, ThoughtWorks contributes countless hours of support for non-profit causes.
About the National Association of Business Resources
The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) advocates and represents small and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States. NABR specializes in providing businesses the benefits, programs, services, and assistance required to operate as efficiently and successfully as possible. Best practice solutions are available to members in the areas of human resources, healthcare, legal, transaction, compliance, marketing, and office services. For more information about NABR and its offerings, please visit www.nationalbiz.org or call 1-866-321-1822.
ThoughtWorks, Inc. is a global IT consultancy providing Agile-based systems development, consulting and transformation services to Global 1000 companies. It has pioneered many of the most advanced and successful Agile methods of software development and best practices used in the industry today. At its core, ThoughtWorks helps its clients maximize investment and performance across a portfolio of complex, business-critical applications, while reducing time and risk. Its products division, ThoughtWorks Studios, offers tools to manage the entire Agile development lifecycle through its Adaptive ALM™ suite, comprised of Mingle®, Go™ and Twist®. ThoughtWorks employs 2000 professionals to serve clients from offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information please visit: (www.thoughtworks.com).
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