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iMethods named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2020

May 6, 2020

INC. MAGAZINE REVEALS ANNUAL LIST OF BEST WORKPLACES FOR 2020. iMethods is one of the highest-scoring businesses, with standout employee engagement.

iMethods has been named to Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2020. Hitting newsstands May 12 in the May/June 2020 issue, and as part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement and stellar benefits.

Since 2004, iMethods has grown its business – and its reputation – by delivering great results and building meaningful relationships with its clients, consultants, candidates and employees. A dedication to building a culture of support, personal/professional development and fun has helped iMethods consistently achieve recognition as a best place to work regionally and nationally.

Collecting data from more than 3,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 395 finalists for this year’s list. Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future. Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. Then we ranked all the employers using a composite score of survey results. This year, 73.5 percent of surveyed employees were engaged by their work.

The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the most human elements of work. These companies are leading the way in employee recognition, performance management and diversity. It is a different playbook from a decade ago, when too many firms used the same template: free food, open work environments and artifacts of “fun.”

According to Dean Medley, iMethods Vice President of HR and People Development, “When I joined the company in 2004, I didn’t fully appreciate how important culture would be in iMethods’  journey. I thought the role I would play as the company grew was to simply lead, develop, recruit and retain people, and help implement the overall vision and strategy of the organization.  Within a short timeframe, I realized that it was the culture (and the people in it) that was inspiring me achieve my goals and enabling the company to succeed. The secret sauce to Methods’ success truly is our unique company culture.”

“Building a great corporate culture comes only from strong leadership,” says Inc. magazine editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The companies on Inc.’s Best Workplaces list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from, especially now, when company culture is more important to the workforce than ever.”

While researching the finalists, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes:

  • 100 percent provide health insurance.
  • 50 percent allow employees to bring pets to work.
  • 62 percent take employees to offsite retreats to relax and recharge.
  • 20 percent offer paid sabbaticals to reward length of service.