Mountain View, CA — Study.com has been named one of Inc. magazine's 50 Best Workplaces for 2017, the publication's second annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector.
Inc. magazine's June 2017 issue hits newsstands today. The issue spotlights the 50 Best Workplaces for 2017, a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies who have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. Out of thousands of applicants, Study.com was recognized as a top 50 company.
What does it take to become a company that workers want to be part of? Inc. magazine says it's more than good pay and good perks—it's also about having a clear purpose, a sense of humor, and leadership that makes the two work together.
"We are truly honored to be recognized by both Inc. magazine and our own employees for our strong culture and workplace engagement," said Adrian Ridner, CEO and Co-founder of Study.com. "We have worked hard to create a culture of learning and purpose that empowers each team member to take risks, grow professionally and make a real impact in the community. I believe it is thanks to our talented team that we can achieve our vision of reinventing education for the next 100 years."
The 2017 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants on the basis of benefits offered and employees' responses to a unique, 30-question survey fielded by each of the applying companies. Responses were evaluated by the research team at Quantum Workplace. For its results to qualify, each company had to achieve a statistically significant response rate based on employee count. Survey scores account for employer size to level the playing field between small and large businesses. All companies had to have minimum of 10 employees and to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent—that is, not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.
While researching the entries, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes develop:
- Strong company cultures breed stunning individual and team performance.
- Workers at the best companies don't view their employers as sugar daddies. They aren't mesmerized by whatever giveaways seem to be the latest fad—be it gourmet lunches or beer fridges.
- When employees feel valued by their organization, they are far more likely to be engaged. This single factor proved to be one of the largest drivers of employee engagement.
"By introducing an employee survey into this year's Best Workplaces selection process, we've really raised the bar. Companies that don't score at the very top of their peer group don't make the cut. So, our hats are off to the winners. They all excelled at engaging their workers, making them feel appreciated, and aligning them behind a mission. And remember, that's not just our opinion: The employees told us that themselves," says Eric Schurenberg, Inc.'s President and Editor In Chief.
Study.com is the simplest, most efficient way to learn online. Over 25 million students a month use our online courses and study tools to master any subject. Study.com helps students in kindergarten through college excel academically and professionals can gain the skills they need in the workplace. The animated videos bring concepts to life and provide an easy, low-cost way to improve grades, earn college credit, and close skill gaps. Study.com was founded in 2002 and is a privately-held company located in Mountain View, California.
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