Butler/Till has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
Employees at Butler/Till appreciate a family-like culture, transparent management, and having a stake in the company. Special perks at the agency include flexible work hours, taking their dogs to work, and the option to buy additional vacation time each year. Kimberly Jones, President at Butler/Till, states, “We are incredibly honored to make this list. From day one, Butler/Till has placed emphasis on creating a family-like (and now ownership) culture within the agency. And 18 years later, with 100 employees, we continue to make that a priority, because great people are what got us here in the first place.”