In a nod to its treatment of employees in a competitive industry, a Fairport, N.Y.-based provider of data, voice, and Internet solutions to business-class customers announced
this week that it’s in line for the second straight year for recognition as one of the Empire State’s best companies to work for.
Officials at PAETEC (News
) Holding Corp. – about one-quarter of whose employees live in New York state – say that the New York State Society for Human Resource Management will include it on its “Best Large Company to Work For” list. Last year, PAETEC was listed tenth on that list. This year’s results will be releases April 21.
In an interview with TMCnet, PAETEC Communications Director Chris Muller (News
) said his company’s longstanding belief has been this: “When a company takes care of their employees, the employees in turn will take care of their customers.”
“This recognition again validates our corporate culture and what ultimately what has driven our dramatic growth over the last decade,” he told TMCnet. “This is a terrific way to start the new year, and our employees look forward to continued success over the next decade.”
Qualifying for the list is no easy task.
NYS-SHRM and Best Companies Group formed a partnership to launch the prestigious awards program in New York State in 2007, according to officials. Forty New York-based companies are recognized in two categories: 25 small/medium-sized companies (15 to 249 employees) and 15 large-sized companies (250 or more employees).
Companies were selected based on an assessment of the workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics, as well as results of an internal employee survey conducted by the Best Companies Group measuring the employee experience.
PAETEC says its corporate culture is based on four values which permeate the organization: Caring Culture, Open Communication, Unmatched Service and Personalized Solutions. By adhering to these values, PAETEC says it has rapidly grown into one of the largest communication providers in the nation offering its suite of services in 84 of the nation’s top 100 MSAs across 45 states.
Michael Dinan is a group managing editor for TMCnet, overseeing TMCnet's Web editorial team and covering news in the IP communications, CRM and VoIP industries. He also oversees production of e-Newsletters in the areas of 4G wireless technology and smart products. To read more of Michael's articles, please visit his columnist page.
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