The Top Small Workplaces winners will be announced on September 28, 2009, in a Wall Street Journal report on small business and honored at a conference in Chicago. The 35 finalists are chosen each year from private, nonprofit and publicly held independent companies with no more than $200 million in annual revenues and 500 or fewer employees. The competition is co-sponsored by Winning Workplaces.
“The PR industry has awarded us many wonderful titles – Agency of the Year, Best Place to Work, Boutique Agency of the Year – but it is exceptionally rewarding to be recognized as a winning workplace among all industries nationally by such a distinguished organization as the Wall Street Journal,” said Christine Barney, APR, rbb Public Relations CEO. “Our workplace is the result of the creativity, passion and commitment of our talented staff.”
The competition seeks companies who foster teamwork, flexibility, high productivity and innovation while treating employees with respect and providing opportunities for professional growth and advancement. It also looks at both traditional and nontraditional benefits that make the employee experience better.
rbb Public Relations believes a key factor in its selection is its Total Rewards Program that includes four areas: pay/benefits; work environment; recognition; learning and development. Benefits include paid cell phones, laptops, use of office services such as postage and phones, PR pro bonus program, flu shots on premise and paid time off to volunteer. rbb Public Relations built its culture on flexibility and respect, and every staff member, down to the bookkeeper, can determine his/her own schedule and choose the location where work will be done. The firm also has an above average client and employee tenure. In an industry with extraordinarily high turnover rates, the firm’s longest client has been with rbb for 23 years and average client tenure is 8.5 years, while the average employee has been with the firm for at least 5 years.
About rbb Public Relations
Miami-based rbb Public Relations has a national reputation for delivering results. Named PRWeek’s “2008 Agency of the Year” and The Holmes Report’s “2009 Boutique Agency of the Year,” 34-year-old rbb delivers clients results on par with the largest national firms, but with the individual attention of a boutique agency. Its bilingual staff excels in media relations, corporate communications, digital/social media, product introductions and crisis counseling. The firm’s capabilities encompass a variety of practice areas, including B2B, consumer products, crisis communications, travel & leisure, health and fitness, real estate, and food and beverage. rbb is a member of the Converge network of PR firms. For more information, call (305) 448-7450 or visit www.rbbpr.com.