APQC Named to The Houston Chronicle Top Workplaces List for 2014

Nonprofit organization garners #31 spot, secures fourth consecutive win

(Houston, Texas – November 10, 2014) – APQC is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Houston Chronicle Top Workplaces for 2014. The benchmarking, best practices and knowledge management organization ranked #31 in the small business category. The nonprofit firm is a four-time consecutive winner with previous awards in 2011, 2012 and 2013. 

“We’re honored that our employees feel we are a leading employer in Houston. Our employees are the heartbeat of our organization, so we spend considerable time looking at the best ideas for employee advancement, retention and recruiting,” said Ashley White, human resources director for APQC. “Every year we engage our staff to identify new programs and collaborate in how we may make a difference for our members and for each other. Through our sabbatical program, paid paternity leave, quarterly gainsharing and community service activities, we strive to offer innovative benefits rarely seen at the small business and nonprofit levels.”

Selection for the award is based solely on employee feedback and rankings. Companies are measured on several qualities including opportunities for advancement, workplace flexibility, the value of their pay and benefits, and their bosses’ communication and management skills.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States. The Houston Chronicle published the complete list of Top Workplaces on November 9, 2014. For information, please visit www.topworkplaces.com. 

About APQC

APQC is a member-based nonprofit and one of the world’s leading proponents of knowledge management, benchmarking, and best practices business research. Working with more than 750 organizations worldwide in all industries, APQC provides organizations with the information they need to work smarter, faster, and with confidence. Visit www.apqc.org, call +1.713.681.4020 or follow @APQC and learn how to Make Best Practices Your PracticesSM.

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