Boston, MA, May 18, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- OnForce, the world’s largest marketplace for IT service professionals, was honored as Boston Business Journal announced its annual list of the region's best places to work. The 60 honorees will be profiled in a special supplement to the Boston Business Journal (BBJ) on June 13th.
“Since our move to the Boston area in late 2007, we have been welcomed warmly by the local business and IT community,” OnForce CEO Peter Cannone said. “We are extremely proud to be listed among the top companies to work for in Boston, and we will continue to focus on creating a high energy, positive, challenging workplace in partnership with our employees and the local business community.”
The Boston Business Journal results are based on surveys of employees at each company. The surveys asked employees a series of questions about work environment, work-life balance, job satisfaction, advancement opportunities, management compensation and benefits. This year’s top ranking firms were chosen from 392 nominations, making it the largest program in the event’s four year history. Categories include small, medium and large.
“The Best Places to Work are companies that invest in their employees, foster a positive work setting and exhibit a team oriented environment,” said Mike Olivieri, BBJ publisher. “These leaders understand that employees are the foundation of the company, and the engine that drives the business forward. It creates a tangible difference with the competition.”
The special June 13th supplement also provides insight into the distinct leadership styles of the reigning companies. From training and promotions to taking a personal interest in employees, these top presidents and CEOs share their strategies for improving morale and maintaining low turnover.
"With the hiring market so tight, a quality workplace truly is a competitive advantage,” said Editor George Donnelly. “Employees respond to a flexible yet challenging culture and company leaders who lead by example."
OnForce relocated to Lexington, Mass., in Oct. 2007 from New York City as part of the company’s expansion strategy, which enabled it to more easily attract top engineering, sales and product management talent. OnForce hired more than 40 Boston-based employees as part of the relocation plan.
OnForce is the world’s largest marketplace for contract service professionals. The company enables VARs, solution providers, manufacturers, retailers and staffing firms to find highly qualified IT and consumer electronics service professionals across the U.S. and Canada. These IT and CE firms turn to OnForce to expand their geographic and skill set coverage without adding overhead or upfront expense. OnForce enables increased buyer control and reduced management costs, while improving service levels and offering faster response times than traditional methods of finding contract technicians.
Since its inception, the OnForce marketplace has been used to successfully complete nearly 750,000 work orders. The OnForce community is made up of 5,000+ service buyers and 10,000+ service technicians who work in a number of technology categories, including computers, printers, networking, VoIP, point of sale and consumer electronics.
For more information about the U.S. marketplace, visit www.onforce.com. To learn about the Canadian marketplace, visit www.onforce.ca.