MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. / January 7, 2019 – Elicit was named one of Advertising Age’s Best Places to Work in 2019 – the company’s second time earning the distinction. Elicit was among 50 companies recognized by Ad Age today for their first-class workplace, placing 9th among agencies with 200 or fewer employees. Ad Age analyzed six key satisfaction areas – employee benefits, company culture, employee development, company environment, employee engagement and employee perks – and collective workplace rating to determine the honorees.
Elicit’s innovative work culture characterizes the company – and paves the way for attracting and retaining the industry’s very best talent. Elicit takes pride in offering competitive pay and benefits to their team, but has long recognized that a truly great culture is based on much more. Although 100% virtual, Elicit ensures that the team connects through unofficial “office” and “office hours.” The company also invests annually in a week-long, all-employee forum to develop thought leadership, encourage collaboration, and above all, fortify their culture. Other notable perks include personality testing and coaching from renowned talent development expert, Dr. Robert W. Eichinger.
“It has been a decade since we set out to create a company that we would personally want to work for, with a goal of having a culture that would retain top talent indefinitely,” says Mason Thelen, CEO, Elicit. “Being named to this list for a second time is such an honor and a validation of the continuous effort we place on creating a culture that stands out in the marketplace.”
According to Ad Age, “The top-ranked organizations have an abundance of strategic and well-thought-out benefits and perks. Management at those companies focused on how they could use benefits and perks to take care of their people and remove barriers that hindered growth and success both personally and professionally.”
“Given the number of hours we spend working, it doesn’t make sense any more to think about work life and personal life as separate concepts,” explains Chuck Densinger, COO. “I firmly believe that it’s a leader’s highest moral calling to create a work culture that adds to an individual’s overall well-being, helps them become the best version of themselves and cultivates a team with lasting, personal relationships.”
The 2019 Best Places to Work list was produced by Advertising Age and Latitude Research. U.S. Companies participated in the two-part (employer and employee) survey process.