LYNC Logistics has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2019, its fourth annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector.
Hitting newsstands on May 28 in the June 2019 issue, and as part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. Collecting data on nearly 2,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 346
Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Omaha’s Quantum Workplace, on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future. Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. Then it ranked all the employers using a composite score of survey results. This year, 74.2 percent of surveyed employees were engaged by
their work—besting last year’s 72.1 percent.
The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the most human elements of work. These companies are leading the way in employee recognition, performance management, and diversity. It’s a different playbook from a decade ago, when too many firms used the same template: free food, open work environments, and artifacts of “fun.”
Cindy Lee, president of LYNC, said, “While it’s an incredible honor to be included as one of INC. Magazine’s Best Workplaces of 2019, swing by our office any time and you’ll see why we weren’t surprised. Workplace culture and individual employee happiness are one in the same. Typically, if the culture of an employer does not meet expectations, employees are not happy. If employees are not happy, the culture is lackluster. We’re blessed to have a wonderful workforce who I give all the credit to for the culture we’ve established.”
All companies had to have a minimum of 10 employees and be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent—that is, not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.
While researching the finalists, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes:
• 99 percent provide health insurance—and some cover the cost.
• 49 percent allow employees to bring pets to work.
• 65 percent take employees to offsite retreats to relax and recharge.
• 16 percent offer paid sabbaticals to reward length of service.
"With today's tight labor market, building a great corporate culture is more important than ever,” said Inc. magazine editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The companies on Inc.'s Best Workplaces list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from."