Restoration Services, Inc. (RSI) today was named to Outside Magazine’s fifth annual “Best Places to Work” list. RSI was ranked No. 14 out of 100 selected companies. Profiles of the top-ten-performing small, medium, and large companies are published in the September issue of Outside magazine. The full list of 100 is available at outsideonline.com/bestplacestowork. In the large company category (250+ employees) RSI placed 3rd right behind No. 1 New Belgium Brewing and No. 2 Clif Bar
Outside’s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States. Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.
In past years, Outside has highlighted 50 outstanding companies. RSI placed 21st in 2009 with only 64 employees. This year, Best Companies Group determined that there were so many top-quality applicants that the list needed to be expanded. Outside editors agreed, and doubled the size of the list.
“We strive to create and maintain a family atmosphere in a competitive business environment,” exclaims Staci Ferguson, President of RSI, “reminding ourselves everyday to cherish our people and acknowledge the contributions of each and every member of our team.”
“We’re thrilled to celebrate all 100 of these forward-thinking companies,” says Michael Roberts, Senior Executive Editor of Outside. “They believe success depends on helping their employees live more active and fulfilling lives. The kinds of benefits they’re providing—free fitness classes, flexible hours, subsidized healthy meals, lots of time out of the office—result in a more productive and engaged staff.”