Firm receives recognition for its culture, friendly workplace and work/life balance
MENLO PARK, Calif., March 9, 2015 – Global consulting firm Protiviti (www.protiviti.com) has been named one of the 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, a list which recognizes companies with exceptional workplace cultures and talent development.
“Protiviti is incredibly honored to be named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune,” said Joseph Tarantino, Protiviti president and CEO. “At Protiviti, we’re intensely focused on building an empowered culture where we recognize employees’ ideas, leadership, community service and commitment to producing great work for our clients.”
Tarantino added: “Protiviti is on a journey to provide a defining experience for our people and our clients. The recognition by Fortune reinforces that we’re on the right path, and our firm will use it as fuel to drive forward.”
In addition to being named to the list, Protiviti was highlighted for its culture of transparency and employees’ ability to achieve work/life balance.
According to the survey Protiviti employees completed as part of the selection process for consideration to be included on the Fortune list:
- 96 percent of employees said they feel Protiviti is a friendly place to work
- 95 percent of employees feel their Protiviti colleagues are willing to give extra to get the job done
- 94 percent of employees said they feel Protiviti management is approachable
Promises to its People
“Careers at Protiviti are about more than just working and being compensated for your efforts,” said Scott Redfearn, executive vice president of human resources at Protiviti. “Our promises to our people are rooted in a desire to create a continuously improving firm that enhances, trusts and empowers our people to lead, learn, grow and make a difference.
“We’re committed to finding the best and brightest professionals in the industry, who not only provide insightful counsel and service to Protiviti‘s clients, but also go above and beyond to create a work environment that upholds the company’s values of professionalism, productivity, creativity and integrity,” added Redfearn.
Protiviti invests in its employees in numerous ways, such as:
- Providing training and education through experiential learning in its Challenge Schools and through Protiviti University, an online resource that helps employees with professional development. Protiviti University houses Learning Maps that identify the skills required for success at each level in an individual’s career.
- Employees enjoy flexible policies around work-life integration and working remotely, as well as the opportunity to take a sabbatical for up to three months with a stipend.
The firm’s teamwork culture extends to supporting local communities. Currently, Protiviti is focused on i on Hunger, a company-wide campaign to provide one million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2015.
Making the List
To determine the 100 Best Companies to Work For list, Fortune partners with the Great Place to Work® Institute, a global research and consulting firm, and conducts an extensive survey of the companies applying to make the list.
According to Fortune, two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the Institute's Trust Index© Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each participating company. Survey questions ask about topics such as employees’ attitudes regarding management’s credibility, job satisfaction and camaraderie. The other third of the score is based on responses to the Institute's Culture Audit© of companies, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs, and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts. Companies that are eligible for the prestigious ranking must have been in business for at least five years and must have more than 1,000 U.S. employees.
The full list of the 100 ranked firms will be included in the March 15, 2015 edition of Fortune and is available now at http://fortune.com/best-companies/