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Employee Voice Award™ Honorees Announced


Quantum Workplace, a market research company that surveys employee engagement, today announced honorees of the inaugural Employee Voice Award™. Honorees scored highest on the Quantum Workplace TeamPulse™ survey, a web-based assessment tool used to measure employee engagement.

Omaha, NE, February 21, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Employee engagement is measured by the ability and willingness of individuals to exert extra effort for the benefit of the company, their tendency to speak highly of the organization and their intent to remain at the company.

“Employee engagement doesn’t happen by accident. Like any other business metric, employee engagement is measurable and manageable,” according to Greg Harris, president of Quantum Workplace.

“The award, the EVA OAR, an engraved 6-foot, hand-crafted rowing oar, evokes the imagery of a team working in perfect harmony—paddling in the same direction—with all employees having an oar in the water,” explains Mr. Harris.

“Many organizations excel in one or two of the dimensions our assessment measures. But only the top five to ten percent demonstrate excellence across all ten dimensions,” adds Mr. Harris.

EVA honorees are recognized for the rigor with which they collect, analyze, and take action with employee feedback. Honorees of the 2008 Employee Voice Award are:

Large Business Category (>1000 employees)
· Royal Caribbean (RCL) (Miami, FL)—a Miami, Florida-based cruise line
· Sundt Construction (Tempe, AZ)—a general contractor
· Tufts Health Plan (Watertown, MA)—a provider of healthcare coverage

Small Business Category (50—1000 employees)
· LAMMICO (Metairie, LA)--develops and delivers insurance products and services to Louisiana physicians and healthcare providers
· NameMedia (Waltham, MA)-- as the owner of one of the largest portfolios of domain names, it focuses on acquiring, developing and selling digital real estate
· North Highland (Atlanta, GA)—management and technology consultants.
· Regency Centers Corp (Jacksonville, FL)—a real estate investment trust that specializes in the development of shopping centers
· William A. Berry & Son, Inc. (Danvers, MA)-- one of the oldest construction companies in the nation

Methodology
In its 2008 study, Quantum Workplace analyzed employee engagement survey data from 160 US-based firms using its TeamPulse assessment. To qualify for this distinction, firms were required to have a statistically representative sample of their employee population complete the survey which evaluates factors such as manager effectiveness, employee recognition, trust in senior leadership, and employee perceptions of benefits.

Firms were organized into two size categories and ranked according to a composite of their employee engagement scores. The five highest scoring small companies were chosen for recognition along with the three highest scoring large companies. The surveys were not conducted as part of any other employer-of-choice program.

The 2009 Employee Voice Award program is currently underway from January 1 to December 1, 2009. For additional information on the Employee Voice Award program, please go to www.employeevoice.com.

About Quantum Workplace
Quantum Workplace is a market research company that surveys employee engagement, loyalty and retention. Best known as the research firm behind the Best Places to Work programs in more than 40 metro areas, Quantum Workplace surveys more than 1.5 million employees among 5,000+ companies nationwide. For additional information on employee engagement please go do www.qmrinc.com.

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Quantum Workplace
Brittany Cash
212-787-0787
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www.qmrinc.com

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