MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. / November 14, 2016 – Elicit was named one of Ad Age’s 2016 Best Places to Work, announced today by Advertising Age. The first time appearing on the list, Elicit was among 50 companies selected for the distinction. This survey and awards program identifies, recognizes, and honors the best employers in the advertising, marketing, and media industries, benefiting the industry’s economy, workforce, and businesses. The list is based on criteria including workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, demographics, and the employee experience.
Elicit prides itself on its innovative work culture. Although it’s 100% virtual, the company offers an unofficial “office” and “office hours,” which facilitates informal and spontaneous discussion. Among the notable perks offered by Elicit is career development training, including personality testing and coaching from renowned talent development expert, Dr. Robert W. Eichinger.
“When we formed Elicit nearly a decade ago, we set out to create a company that we would personally want to work for—‘the anti-consultancy consultants.’ While we knew we were onto something pretty special out of the gate, it’s an incredible honor to have external acknowledgement that our culture is a stand out in the marketplace,” said Elicit’s CEO, Mason Thelen.
“The companies on Ad Age’s Best Places to Work represent the cream of the crop in marketing, advertising, media, and ad technology,” said Deputy Editor Judann Pollack. “In these highly competitive fields, these 50 stand out for their best-in-class benefits, salaries, and hiring practices, but also for creating a compelling culture in which employees are engaged, encouraged, and valued. Talent has never been more important in marketing, and our Best Places to Work companies have proven that they can attract and retain the best in the business.”
Chuck Densinger, COO, explains: “We all spend so many hours working; the quality of our work life has a profound effect on our overall quality of life. Companies impact the lives of their team members more than any stakeholders outside the company, including customers. I’ve felt strongly through my entire career that the highest moral calling for any business leader is to create a work culture that enables people to be their best selves at work, and to thoroughly enjoy doing what they do.”
The 2016 Best Places to Work list is a joint effort of Advertising Age and Best Companies Group. Best Companies Group is dedicated to establishing programs to identify and recognize workplaces that nurture a superior level of employee satisfaction and engagement. Companies from across the United States participated in the two-part survey process to determine Ad Age’s Best Places to Work. Any agency, ad tech, media company, or marketing division of a brand that’s been in business for more than one year with more than 15 full-time employees was eligible. Public, private, for-profit, and non-for-profit businesses could all participate. The list was determined by feedback from two surveys. The first garnered information about employers’ offerings and the second was an employee survey to measure the workplace experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. To see the 2016 list of Ad Age’s Best Places to Work, click here.
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