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Workiva Ranks Number 34 on 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine
Ames, IA - June 28, 2016 -- Workiva (NYSE:WK), creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises, ranked number 34 on the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials list by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine. The recognition is based on Workiva employees’ feedback about the levels of trust, pride and camaraderie they experience in the workplace.
“Millennials represent more than 65 percent of Workiva’s workforce, so it’s very important that we create an environment that caters to how people want to work today,” said Matt Rizai, Chairman and CEO of Workiva. “We offer flexible hours, telecommuting and top-quality amenities in our offices, which include fitness centers, gourmet food, game rooms and collaboration spaces.”
“We know firsthand that millennials want the same technology features at home and at work: speed, access, sharing and linking,” said Rizai. “Our Wdesk platform brings this consumer experience to the workplace, which makes work more enjoyable.”
“There are more similarities than differences when it comes to what different generations want in a great workplace,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “Our research shows that company pride, a sense of community and competent, ethical leadership can bring Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers together for a great, high-performing workplace.”
The 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work®-certified organizations.
Workiva (NYSE:WK) created Wdesk, a cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises to collect, link, report and analyze business data with control and accountability. Thousands of organizations, including over 65 percent of the Fortune 500®, use Wdesk. The platform’s proprietary word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications are integrated and built upon a data management engine, offering synchronized data, controlled collaboration, granular permissions and a full audit trail. Wdesk helps mitigate enterprise risk, improve productivity and give users confidence to make decisions with real-time data. Workiva employs more than 1,200 people with offices in 16 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa.
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About the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials
The 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials ranking is based entirely upon employees’ own feedback and winners are selected from a database of some 620 Great Place to Work®-Certified organizations. To determine the list, Fortune asked Great Place to Work® to survey more than 88,000 Millennials (born 1981 or later), who rated their organizations on 58 workplace quality questions. Employees considered the sincerity of managers’ support for people’s personal and professional lives, how transparent communication is, people's ability to be themselves at work and to invest in their lives outside work, and the meaning they get from their jobs, among many other factors. Millennials’ anonymous responses resulted in a total score for each company, which was compared to the benchmark for organizations of that size. Companies needed to employ at least 50 Millennials and achieve a 95% confidence level and margin of error of 5% or less in order to be eligible.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, women, diversity, small and medium companies and over a half dozen different industries.
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