(Rochester, NY – March 24, 2016) Systems Management Planning (SMP) has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by the Rochester-based newspaper the Democrat and Chronicle. This is SMP’s third appearance in three years on the list. SMP achieved the number 18 ranking this year in the 35 to 124 employee company category, an improvement of eight places over last year’s list.
The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
“At SMP, it’s all about our people” said Peter Allen COO of SMP. “Our corporate vision is simple. We focus on building a great place to work where our employees feel empowered and enjoy the work they do. Our emphasis on culture and being a top workplace drives every decision we make.”
SMP employees benefit from the company’s focus on wellness and community giving. A full-time wellness director leads the more than 90 SMP employees in numerous programs that range from daily fitness activities to community volunteering. Employees at SMP also gain a sense of the company’s strategic vision through bi-annual corporate kick-offs that blend learning and fun. SMP employees from all locations, even as far away as Florida and Texas, come together for these sessions.
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
SMP, a NYS Certified Woman-Owned Business and also recognized as a Rochester Top Workplace, provides value-based IT Solutions in the areas of collaboration, networking, data center, end-user computing and security. SMP serves a range of customers across industries such as health care, higher education, K-12 education, finance, manufacturing, government and commercial in New York, Pennsylvania, and New England. With locally-based teams in each market, SMP designs and delivers solutions in collaboration with top manufacturers such as Cisco, Dell, VMware and EMC. SMP also provides managed, hosted and professional services to help customers meet their organization’s goals and objectives. To learn more, visit smp-corp.com.
About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.