November 2, 2015 Kalamazoo, MI – Greenleaf Trust was named one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States by Great Place to Work® in its 2015 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published today in Fortune magazine. Ranked 23rd, this is the first time Greenleaf Trust has received this honor. Divided into Small (25–250 employees) and Medium (251–999 employees) categories, the list has recognized companies with exceptional workplace cultures for the past eleven years.
Competing against hundreds of companies across the country, Greenleaf Trust participated in a rigorous selection process, which included an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about benefits programs and company practices. Great Place to Work® evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions of a great workplace: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
In compiling the list, Great Place to Work® has found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.
“We survey our teammates every year to gauge their engagement and get their input on how we can improve as a company for our clients. When we ask them about what they are most pleased with as a member of the Greenleaf team, their unequivocal answer year after year is culture. That’s why we listen and work purposely every day to nurture our culture,” said Greenleaf Trust President, Michael F. Odar.
“Greenleaf Trust has a broad-based team dedicated to maintaining our culture, and to keeping employees informed and connected with opportunities that make work even more rewarding. A notable example involves being educated about local non-profit organizations in our community, and then being encouraged to donate time, money and resources to them during our workday,” said Sarah A. Johansson, Vice President and Director of Marketing.