Chattanooga-Based Skuid Named Best Workplace By Inc.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Skuid, a toolkit for creating human-centered digital experiences, has been named to Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2021. The list came from a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of American companies that have created exceptional workplaces and company culture whether teams are operating in person or remotely. 

Officials said Skuid was founded on the belief that enterprise software should stop forcing people to behave like machines. Instead, apps should operate more like the people who use them, so everyone can thrive in the digital world. The company seeks employees who embody three traits: humble expert, design thinker, and caring hero.

“Having a healthy culture translates to having healthy and happy customers,” said Ryan Niemann, Skuid CEO. “Our customers need to remain agile and innovative in an ever-changing and challenging business environment. Our goal is to equip them with the tools to do that through our leading product and our exceptional people.”

Skuid has continued to grow its company size, customer base, and revenue this year, and continues to deliver on its mission to humanize enterprise software. In the last quarter alone, Skuid has expanded its go-to-market teams, hired a new CEO, and launched a major product release, Skuid Chicago. The company was recently recognized for its work with household brands like CareerBuilder and AMD and continues to see growth in the public sector. As Skuid grows, company culture will remain a top priority.

“Companies can accomplish amazing things in an environment that combines both productivity and positivity," said Ken McElrath, founder and chief strategy officer at Skuid. "Positivity happens when people can work together in healthy relationships. This is why we reward vulnerability, humility, and taking care of each other. When you combine exceptional execution with an exceptional culture, you’re nearly unstoppable.”

Honorees were singled out by Inc. after collecting data from thousands of submissions. Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including management effectiveness, perks, and fostering employee growth. The organization’s benefits were also audited to determine the company’s overall score and ranking.

“The definition of a positive workplace has changed drastically over the past year,” says Inc. magazine editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “Stocked fridges and nap pods were no longer perks many companies could rely on once work went remote. So, this year’s list is even more important as it reveals organizations that continue to enrich the lives of its employees amid a pandemic.”



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