Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have again honored Torch Technologies as one of the 2018 Best Small & Medium Workplaces. The ranking considered more than 158,000 employee surveys from small and medium-sized companies. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. Torch Technologies took the No. 6 spot on the Best Medium Workplaces list.
“We are proud of the culture that we have created and been able to maintain at Torch. Our healthy company culture benefits our employee-owners, and thus ultimately benefits our customers, our community, and the warfighter,” says Torch President John Watson. “As a 100% employee-owned company, our continued success is because of our loyal and dedicated employee-owners who make our company a great place to work.”
The Best Small & Medium Workplaces stand out for excelling in the industry’s rapidly-changing marketplace. With Torch’s continued growth and success also comes additional responsibility to maintain that culture within the company. Torch has implemented many new programs and resources to educate and empower its employee-owners. One example includes Society of Torch Emerging Professionals (STEPs), an organization founded in response to the rapid growth at Torch. STEPs, with its members, fosters a sense of cohesion across business units and groups, provides professional development opportunities through panels and speakers, provides opportunities for community service and outreach through volunteering and hosting drives for local nonprofit organizations, and provides an avenue for social networking and a sense of community through hosted events.
“When it comes to revenue growth and innovation, the 2018 Best Small & Medium Workplaces continue to outperform their peers making these companies more competitive and helping them secure their position in the marketplace,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “What these companies do differently than their peers is that they offer a great workplace for all employees, regardless of role or personal traits.”
The Best Small & Medium Workplaces list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Torch Technologies also was ranked as a Best Medium Workplace by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE in 2016 and 2017, as well as a Best Workplace for Consulting & Professional Services in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Additionally, Torch was ranked as a Best Workplace for Millennials in 2018.