Solid Cactus Inc., a Wilkes-Barre PA based website design and consulting company, was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in PA. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first of its kind offered by a state in the country. The program is a public/private partnership of Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, and the Central Penn Business Journal.
This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Pennsylvania, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Places to Work in PA program is made up of 100 companies split into two groups: 50 medium-sized companies (25-250 employees) and 50 large-sized companies (251 or more employees). Solid Cactus has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA in the medium category.
“To be named on of the “Best Places to Work in PA” is certainly an honor,” according to co-founder and chief marketing officer, Scott Sanfilippo. “We’ve always had the belief that if we provide our team members with a relaxed work environment and perks to make their workday less stressful, the benefits would follow.”
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
– Have at least 25 employees in Pennsylvania;
– Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business;
– Be a publicly or privately held business;
– Have a facility in Pennsylvania; and
– Be in good standing with Commonwealth agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. Nearly 20,000 Pennsylvania employees filled out the survey. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Pennsylvania with assistance from ModernThink LLC, who analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.
Solid Cactus will be recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in PA evening awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. The final rankings will be revealed at the ceremony. Tickets may be purchased online at www.centralpennbusiness.com/events.
In addition to the public/private partnership, Team Pennsylvania Foundation and Sovereign Bank are the program’s presenting sponsors. E.K. McConkey & Co. Insurance, Rising Sun Consultants and JPL Productions are additional sponsors of the program.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in PA program, visit www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com or contact Beth Feltenberger at the Central Penn Business Journal at email@example.com or 717.236.4300.
For more information on Solid Cactus, visit www.solidcactus.com or contact Scott Sanfilippo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.361.9814 ext. 3300.