GroundFloor Media Recognized as #1 in Outside’s Best Places to Work 2015
DENVER (Nov. 16, 2015) – GroundFloor Media (GFM) has been selected as OUTSIDE’s Best Place to Work 2015. Each year, OUTSIDE recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play. These companies encourage employees to lead an active lifestyle, are eco-conscious, and prioritize giving back to the community. The entire list of winners appears online at http://www.outsideonline.com/2034286/100-best-places-work-2015.
“The GFM team is beyond thrilled to have earned the top spot on OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work list for the second time in three years – and to have been in the top five for three years running,” said Ramonna Robinson, president of GFM. “Our company culture has been mindfully built upon the idea of creating a healthy work-life blend, allowing our team members to pursue the passions they love outside of work while also producing top-notch results for our clients. We firmly believe that the two are inextricably intertwined. Being able to go rock climbing, take a yoga class or volunteer at a local food bank is the kind of activity that refreshes and refuels us so that we can give 110 percent to our clients.”
“The companies recognized in this year’s Best Places to Work list are the gold standard for stellar work environments that seek to empower their employees both in and out of the office,” said OUTSIDE Online Editor Scott Rosenfield. “The new categories in this year’s list serve to highlight outstanding workplaces in distinctive fields—making it all the easier for our readers to find their dream jobs.”
To find the best places to work in the United States in 2015, OUTSIDE started by creating five company categories that reflect the magazine’s values and focus: Adventure/Travel, Wellness, Culture, Gear, and Media. OUTSIDE then conducted a rigorous vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group to assess the policies, practices, and demographics of hundreds of companies. Outside’s Best Places to Work 2015 was driven by employee reviews of their workplaces, taking into account factors like corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop: companies that are empowering their employees to live bigger, better lives.
Staffed entirely by seasoned industry pros, GFM is an award-winning, integrated agency focusing on public relations, social media strategy & engagement, digital & creative services, and crisis & issues management. On OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work list for the past three years in a row, GFM credits its recognition to the fact that it offers team members an anti-agency experience – where human interests come before financial gain and where flexibility and a work-life blend breed creativity and excellence.
In addition to traditional benefits, GFM offers its team a variety of non-traditional benefits that add to the company’s award-winning culture. Highlights include the Get Grounded program, which provides employees paid time off to volunteer for charitable organizations, schools and other community-based groups; a monthly “active lifestyle allowance” to promote a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit; Outward Bound Professional team-building days; annual Groundhog Day celebrations, where the entire GFM crew (significant others included) is treated to an overnight stay at various cool locations throughout Denver and the Front Range, complete with a cocktail reception and dinner; and a weekly beer club, during which the agency’s graphic designer (and beer club founder) teaches team members about different styles of beer (e.g., Maibock, Trappist) while the team samples them.
The complete list of Best Places to Work winners is featured online at http://www.outsideonline.com/2034286/100-best-places-work-2015.
About GROUNDFLOOR MEDIA: GroundFloor Media (GFM) is an award-winning, integrated agency focusing on public relations, social media strategy & engagement, digital & creative services and crisis & issues management. Headquartered in Denver, GFM has more than 30 team members across the country. Additionally, the agency has global reach across six continents through its membership in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN). Ambitious brands like 34 Degrees, Bellco, Children’s Hospital Colorado, The City and County of Denver, Door to Door Organics, Earth Balance, Noble Energy, Oskar Blues, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Rally, SCL Health, Saint Joseph Hospital and ViaWest have collaborated with GFM during the past 14 years to deliver results-driven campaigns. In 2015, GFM established the Get Grounded Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that provides one-year community grants for innovative or entrepreneurial programs within an existing, qualified nonprofit that directly supports the healthy development of at-risk or neglected youth in the Denver Metro area. Get to know GFM online via its blog or on Facebook or Twitter.
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About THE BEST COMPANIES GROUP: Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and internationally to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, regional and industry basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.