AP Professionals has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The Top Workplace lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
A Top Honor
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees.
Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
AP Professionals, a staffing firm landing on the workplace’s list with 49 other Rochester-area companies, has a somewhat different challenge than most employers with workers scattered throughout the area. Besides keeping 15 local workers engaged, the company also aims to keep approximately 150 temporary workers feeling appreciated in finance, human resource, administrative, accounting, and engineering disciplines.
“We are all working together on a daily basis…focusing on what we do the best,” said President, Matt Taylor. “It is all about communication.”
“Food,” he said, also helps. “When the half-moon cookies show up, all of the doors open up,” he added.