Allied is pleased to celebrate our recognition from Best in Biz Awards as a “Best Place to Work” for creating a positive, welcoming company culture.
[ARLINGTON, VA] – December 13, 2018 – Allied Telecom Group has been named a silver winner for “Best Place to Work” in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.
Allied’s nomination was centered around recent enhancements to the company’s culture and benefits, often leveraging technology to facilitate new programs. In the past year, Allied launched a peer recognition tool that allows employees to send electronic “micro-bonuses” to one another, encouraging public recognition for great work, as well as an employee engagement tool that displays a company channel on screens throughout the office, and a performance management tool that automates and streamlines Allied’s employee review process. Additionally, Allied added several benefits to support employees’ health and wellness – including an HSA option with an employer contribution toward health insurance premiums. Aiming to compensate in the top quadrant of its industry, Allied also embarked upon an extensive salary benchmarking process in 2017, ensuring employees are compensated competitively relative to industry peers.
Other company culture achievements highlighted in Allied’s Best in Biz nomination include a fully funded in-office Weight Watchers program to support employees seeking a healthier lifestyle (at zero cost to employees). During the first twelve weeks of the program, participants collectively lost 268 pounds! Allied also initiated an annual “team appreciation” event in December, encouraging employees to publicly thank team members who supported them throughout the year.
Each year, Best in Biz Awards’ entrants span the spectrum, from some of the most recognizable global brands to the most innovative local start-ups. The 8th annual program proved to be a particularly tough competition, garnering close to 700 entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and Canada.
“It’s so rewarding to see the efforts made by our leadership team and Human Resources department to improve Allied’s company culture recognized with a Silver award from Best in Biz Awards,” said Ashley Laporte, Allied’s Director of Human Resources. “Our people are our greatest asset, and we’ve worked hard to create benefits and implement programs that attract the top talent in the industry and to build a culture that keeps our team members happy and thriving at work.”
Since 2011, winners in Best in Biz Awards have been determined based on scoring from independent judging panels deliberately composed each year of prominent editors and reporters from some of the most respected newspapers, TV outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Structured in this unique way, Best in Biz Awards is able to best leverage its distinguished judges’ unparalleled expertise, experience and objectivity to determine award winners from among the hundreds of entries. The 2018 judging panel included, among others, writers from Associated Press, Barron’s, Consumer Affairs, eWeek, Forbes, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Investment Advisor Magazine, MediaPost, New York Post, New York Times, Ottawa Citizen and Wired.
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2018, visit: https://www.bestinbizawards.com/2018-winners.
About Allied Telecom
Allied Telecom is a highly regarded network service provider in the MidAtlantic and Northeast regions. Known best as a “trusted technology partner,” Allied has delivered Internet, data transport, voice, Unified Communications, and cloud connectivity solutions for clients in business, government and the nonprofit sector for more than 20 years. For more information, visit https://www.alliedtelecom.net.
About Best in Biz Awards
Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged each year by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors selected from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, Best in Biz Awards judges have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the world economy to local companies and some of the most innovative start-ups. For more information, visit: https://www.bestinbizawards.com.