AKRON, Ohio – (February 20, 2019) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), accounting and business advisory firm, was recently named one of the 2019 Best Employers in Ohio. The annual list of the Best Employers in Ohio was created by the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council, Crain’s Cleveland Business, and Best Companies Group.
This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Ohio, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce, and businesses. The 2019 Best Employers in Ohio list is made up of 41 companies. Companies must meet multiple criteria to be considered for participation.
“To be named one of the Best Employers in Ohio is a testament to the dedication and professionalism of our team to fostering a positive culture,” states Chuck Mullen, chairman. “In the last two years, we’ve merged two additional firms, consolidated our Cleveland workspace, opened a new office in Canton, and adopted new information technology infrastructure while helping more clients achieve healthy growth.”
Having completed a year-long celebration honoring the firm’s 75th anniversary in 2018, the Best Employers in Ohio recognition kicks off an exciting year ahead for the firm.
“We are committed to our employees through offering new and industry-leading benefits,” says Erin McCafferty, director of operations. “In the last year, we’ve rolled out a paid parental leave program, student loan consolidation resources, and flexible hours to encourage working remotely and supporting work-life balance.”
Modern benefits, along with in-house resources for professional development and coaching, positions AGP as a pioneer in the accounting industry for employee advancement. As the firm continues to grow its presence in Northeast Ohio and beyond, leadership is committed to putting employees first.
“Our clients are extremely satisfied because our employees are fulfilled,” comments Mullen. “This recognition ensures our firm is on the right track and will hold us accountable for continuing to identify additional improvements for our firm.”
Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Employers in Ohio. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics – worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second component consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience – worth approximately 75 percent of the total assessment. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Ohio and analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings. For more information on the Best Employers in Ohio program, visit www.BestEmployersOH.com.
Apple Growth Partners is an 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 and transactional advisory services.