Barge Design Solutions, Inc., has been recertified as a great workplace for 2019-2020 by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Barge earned this credential for the third year in a row.
According to the anonymous survey, 93% of employees believe that Barge is a great place to work, which is a 4% increase from the 2018-2019 results. Ninety-six percent of the firm’s employees participated in the survey this year. A summary of the firm’s review can be found at http://www.greatplacetowork.com/certified-company/1328528.
Research shows that companies who achieve this ranking outperform others by up to three times. Barge has seen an increase in the participation of employees and in the percentage of employees who agree that the firm is a great place to work each of the four years they have completed this process. The firm’s financial performance has followed the same trend.
“We are able to continue to attract and retain great talent in a tight labor market, and our turnover rate is significantly below industry benchmarks,” shares Michele Herlein, Chief Human Resources Officer. Over the past two years Barge has experienced nearly 38% growth, hiring 186 new employees and opening two new offices.
Barge Design Solutions is committed to asking for feedback from employees and continually improving their organization’s culture. Barge’s Executive Team uses the feedback from the survey to create and empower action teams comprised of employees at every level. These action teams are assigned to research a theme from the survey feedback and present recommendations for improvement to the firm’s leaders. This unique opportunity generates creative solutions developed by the people who are closest to the work and helps the Executive Team get more insight on the data. To date several recommendations have been implemented, such as adding a floating holiday, implementing a flex-time policy, ramping up company wide communication efforts, and increasing the 401K match.
Barge Design Solutions, Inc., combines skill and dedication to impact local communities for everyday life. The multidiscipline team includes engineers, architects, landscape architects, planners, biologists, geologists, scientists, and surveyors. Barge Design Solutions has offices in five states and is ranked No. 165 on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) 2019 Top 500 Design Firms list. Learn more at bargedesign.com, and stay connected with them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.