Managed Services Leader Ranked Third in Midsized Company Category
TAMPA, JACKSONVILLE and FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (August 3, 2010) —Peak 10, Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, was recently ranked third among midsized companies for Florida Trend’s Best Companies To Work For in Florida. The company was one of 100 recognized in small, medium and large company categories. The rankings – the second annual statewide Best Companies list – appear in the August issue of Florida Trend and on FloridaTrend.com.
“At Peak 10, we believe that it is our responsibility to make sure our employees are happy and feel comfortable in their work environment,” said Allen Skipper, the regional vice president of market operations for Peak 10. “If our employees are satisfied, then they will be more passionate about everything they do – and we believe that this passion drives our employees to go above-and-beyond to ensure that our customers are satisfied. To be ranked so highly, and among such distinguished companies in Florida, is a great honor.”
The Best Companies To Work For in Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group and endorsed by the HR Florida State Council.
“Companies that retain the best employees with strong workplace programs are frequently the very same companies that serve their clients exceptionally well,” says Florida Trend Publisher Andrew Corty. “It’s our pleasure to recognize these great companies and encourage others to join them in building Florida’s competitive advantage.”
To be considered for participation, companies or government entities had to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and be at least a year old. Companies that chose to participate in the Best Companies To Work For in Florida underwent a two-part survey process. The first part consisted of evaluating each company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of a survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the results. Companies were not required to pay a participation fee to go through the online assessment process.
“For our coverage this year we looked carefully at the survey results to focus on the practices that distinguish the best companies from the rest. The surveys show that while employees like “bells and whistles’’ types of benefits, all of the companies that make the list are very good at the basics — especially at communicating with their employees and offering training and opportunities to work creatively. This year’s stories are a great how-to guide for companies looking to improve,” says Mark Howard, executive editor.
For a complete list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Florida, go to http://www.FloridaTrend.com
About Florida Trend
Florida Trend magazine was recently named the nation’s best regional magazine and is committed to providing the excellent, forward-looking, and in-depth reporting on business, finance and public policy in Florida. Florida Trend reaches more than 150,000 business executives, government officials and civic leaders. In addition, the magazine’s website reaches approximately 75,000 unique visitors monthly. For more information, please visit www.FloridaTrend.com.
About Best Companies Group
Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and in Canada to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence. For more information, please visit www.BestCompaniesGroup.com.
About Peak 10 Inc.
Peak 10 is a managed services company with world-class data centers. It delivers scalable, economical and reliable solutions for hosting and managing complex information technology infrastructure. The company’s expert team embraces the industry’s evolving technologies by adopting and tailoring solutions such as virtualization and cloud-based services as part of its robust managed services offering. Its strong customer focus, financial stability, geographic diversity and technical strength attracts market-leading companies such as LendingTree, Global Knowledge, Pergo, Healthways, Churchill Downs and The Fresh Market. Peak 10 is SAS70 Type II compliant and helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory compliance acts such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, PCI and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA). For more information on data center solutions from Peak 10, visit www.peak10.com.