CLEVELAND, Ohio – (June 29, 2020) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Plain Dealer. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
“In times of great change, it is more important than ever to maintain a connection among employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward based on real-time insights into what works best for your organization. The Top Workplaces program can be that positive outcome your company can rally around in the coming months to celebrate leadership and the importance of maintaining an employee-focused culture, even during challenging times.”
Recognized for the second consecutive year by Top Workplaces, AGP has focused efforts on developing and fostering a positive culture to attract new employees and retain engaged team members. Measurements such as the Top Workplace employee-based survey help keep the firm accountable to the needs of employees. Chairman Chuck Mullen has placed significant emphasis on maintaining a healthy culture.
“We continually make decisions that lead to our firm being an awesome place to build a career, which leads to other benefits such as being able to attract top talent,” says Mullen. “We take pride in adapting to the needs of our employees. For example, last year, we established core hours to provide a better work/life balance and to move away from the industry-standard 8 AM to 8 PM hours during the tax season.”
In addition to introducing core hours, AGP also established an employee advisory committee, consisting of staff members not on the Executive Committee. The committee meets to discuss ways to improve employees’ experiences through anonymous surveys and focus groups.
“Our firm truly listens to employees through a variety of methods,” explains Mullen. “We’re dedicated to keeping AGP a leading firm in Northeastern Ohio, and we can only do that if our employees are truly engaged.”
About Apple Growth Partners
Apple Growth Partners is an award-winning accounting and business advisory firm with more than 75 years of helping grow local businesses. With offices in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and Kent, AGP offers a full range of services, including audit and assurance, tax planning and compliance, business valuation, litigation consulting, employee stock ownership plans, and transaction advisory services. To learn more, visit www.applegrowth.com.
Energage offers a fully unified SaaS platform, plus support and professional services, to help organizations recruit and retain the right talent. As a B-Corporation founding member, Energage has committed itself to the purpose of making the world a better place to work together. Based on 14 years of culture research, the engine behind 51 Top Workplaces programs across the country, and data gathered from over 20 million employees at 60,000 organizations, Energage has isolated the 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any business, and developed the tools and expertise to help organizations measure, shape and showcase their unique culture to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. For more information, please visit energage.com. Follow us on Twitter @teamenergage and Facebook and LinkedIn @energage.