We are proud to announce that the Great Place to Work® Institute and Fortune have named Venterra one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials™!
Published with Fortune, Venterra ranked in the #49 spot in the small and medium-size company category (fewer than 1,000 employees), based on feedback Venterra employees provided in our Annual Employee Satisfaction Survey. With nearly 750,000 small or medium-sized businesses in the U.S., the recognition represents a significant achievement, especially given that companies recognized for this award were identified based on survey results gathered in the middle of 2020’s workplace challenges. The Best Workplaces for Millennials™ award is based on an analysis of confidential survey responses from more than 5.3 million current employees. The results of last year’s survey led Venterra to become “Certified” by the Great Place to Work® Institute and eligible to be a winner of this prestigious award. Our most recent survey showed that 92% of our team members feel that Venterra is a great place to work, which is 33% higher than the average U.S. company.
“We are honored to continue to receive recognitions from the Great Place to Work® Institute, this time specifically geared to the millennial generation,” said Venterra CEO, John Foresi. “Millennials represent over a third of the U.S. workforce and we are proud to have created a culture that not only attracts millennial employees but will hopefully encourage them to learn and grow with Venterra.”
Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. The Great Place to Work ranking is highly competitive. Using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback, companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any other individual employee aspect or role.
Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place to Work For All™. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what millennials say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. Great Place to Work analyzes survey feedback relative to each organization’s size, workforce make up, and what’s typical relative to their peers in the industry. The remaining 15 percent of the rank is based on an assessment of millennials’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they’re consistently experienced.
“The Best Workplaces for Millennials treat their employees like people, not just employees,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “These companies foster caring and respect for one another, at every level of the organization. The result is millennial employees who say they look forward to coming to work and – as our research says – are 50 times more likely to stay a long time.”
“This type of accolade would not be possible without a caring, dedicated workforce committed to our core values. A huge ‘thank you’ goes out to our team members for all that they do, day-in and day-out to make Venterra the welcoming, fulfilling, and inclusive work environment that it is. That is what has led Venterra to be named a 2021 Best Workplace for Millennials™,” said Venterra Chairman, Andrew Stewart. “We admire and are inspired by our leaders’ dedication to creating an amazing employee experience for each individual on their team and our employees’ passion for our unique company culture.”
The 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials™ award represents our 12th recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute. Visit our Great Place to work company profile to find out more about our most recent survey results and to see our previous awards from the firm. While we are proud of this workplace achievement and those of the past, we remain dedicated to continuous improvement. We’re looking forward to making ongoing improvements to the experience of all Venterra team members, and our 2021 employee survey feedback and the conversations it spurs will be used to continue to build a better Venterra.