Socialfix Media has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2020. Hitting newsstands May 12 in the May/June 2020 issue, and as part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits.
“We prioritize our people and our teams first – always,” says Terry Tateossian, Founding Partner of Socialfix Media and host of the Amplified Podcast. “Our philosophy is that if our people are taken care of, they will take good care of our clients. Each of us leads with creativity, thinks strategically, builds systems and processes, and pours their soul into each pixel we touch. We are digital architects with the hearts of entrepreneurs. Our high standards are high but so is our empathy. We believe in standing shoulder to shoulder. Arm to arm. Helping each other but always ready for battle, together – especially during difficult times. That’s when our team spirit truly shines.”
“It has truly been an honor to be a part of the Socialfix team during the recent pandemic crisis and feel the solidarity, spirit and true grit each person brings to our team. I have been so proud of the resilience and fortitude in helping, guiding and advising our clients through recent challenges,” Tateossian says.
Socialfix was founded by Tateossian 15 years ago and has developed into a full-service multi-award-winning digital marketing agency based out of New Jersey focusing on emerging technology platforms, media and overall startup strategy for over 300 unique clients.
“It feels a bit counterintuitive to receive Inc.’s Best Places Workplaces this year. We are extremely honored and excited to demonstrate that workplace culture is not just about ping pong tables and other more traditional perks,” says Tateossian. “Workplace culture is also this intangible team energy that seems to shine even brighter during challenging times. Do you buckle up and bravery forge forward together as a team or do you freeze under pressure?”
Collecting data from more than 3,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 389 finalists for this year’s list. Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future. Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. Then ranked all the employers using a composite score of survey results. This year, 73.5 percent of surveyed employees were engaged by their work.
The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the most human elements of work. These companies are leading the way in employee recognition, performance management, and diversity. It is a different playbook from a decade ago, when too many firms used the same template: free food, open work environments, and artifacts of “fun.”
“Building a great corporate culture comes only from strong leadership,” says Inc. magazine editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The companies on Inc.’s Best Workplaces list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from, especially now, when company culture is more important to the workforce than ever.”
While researching the finalists, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes:
- 100 percent provide health insurance.
- 50 percent allow employees to bring pets to work.
- 62 percent take employees to offsite retreats to relax and recharge.
- 20 percent offer paid sabbaticals to reward length of service.