CHELMSFORD, Mass. – May 8, 2013 – The Boston Business Journal has named Axis Communications, the world leader in network video surveillance, one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts for Midsized Companies in its 11th annual regional awards program. The honor recognizes Axis’ achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions, benefits program and company culture.
Axis was one of more than 400 companies to qualify for consideration based on a two-stage nomination process and the results of employee-satisfaction surveys taken throughout March and April. From the 400 nominees, 80 winning companies – the top 25 in each company size category plus the top five in a new “PR/Communications” category – will be presented with the annual honor during a cocktail reception on June 13th at the iconic CitiCenter/Wang Theatre and profiled in a special supplement of the Boston Business Journal on June 14th.
“At Axis, we take great pride in our company culture, core values and dedicated employees. We strive to have a workplace environment that is both fun and challenging, and the BBJ award is a testament to our culture – especially since feedback came directly from our employees,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications, Inc. “As Axis continues to grow here in New England and around the world, our employees are the ones who foster the innovative spirit that’s at the core of our mission to help build a smarter, safer and more secure world.”
With more than a dozen positions currently open nationwide, Axis will be hosting a Recruiting Open House on Thursday, May 23rd from 5 to 7:30pm in its Chelmsford, Mass. office. The event, which is open to the public, will feature a presentation on how to “Be Your Own Recruiter” and provide attendees with the opportunity to network with the Axis management team. Interested candidates can also view and apply for open positions online.
“Our Best Places to Work event will again recognize the importance of cultivating a great workplace culture as a competitive advantage," said Chris McIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. "Companies on our list can be justifiably proud of creating a high level of workplace satisfaction during an economy where traditional rewards like big raises and bonuses aren't as easy to give. In good times and in bad, our results validate how the creation of the right corporate culture can create powerful business advantages. Employees are proud to work for companies that are about more than just business.”
The survey project was launched in January by the Boston Business Journal in conjunction with market research firm Quantum Workplace of Omaha, Neb. Companies were evaluated on the results of more than 18,000 employee-satisfaction surveys. Employees answered questionnaires that addressed such factors as their pride in the company, company encouragement, support and recognition of achievement and relationships with co-workers and supervisors. The results were analyzed and scored by assigning points to each question.
For more details about the June 13th Boston Business Journal Best Places to Work award ceremony, please visit http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/event/76851.