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SnagAjob is Best Small Company to Work for in America

 

describe the imageRichmond, Va. – Snagajob, hourly job experts with the world’s largest online community of hourly workers and a leading provider of workforce solutions for employers, helps its customers maximize employee potential and has been recognized for maximizing its own employees’ potential: Snagajob has been named the No. 1 small company to work for in America on the Great Place to Work® annual ranking.

Snagajob has been named a top-10 Best Small Company to Work for in America for the past four years, a run that culminates this year with the No. 1 rank.

Snagajob, which was selected among hundreds of small companies (50-250 employees) competing for the best place to work honor from the Great Place to Work Institute (the same firm that compiles the annual FORTUNE list), was judged based on employee surveys, an in-depth questionnaire and factors such as credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

“The foundation of what we look for in ‘Snaggers’ – our employees – is great people who love doing great work together as a team,” said Shawn Boyer, co-founder and CEO of Snagajob.  “I’m incredibly proud of this honor especially because it’s based on employee feedback. This award is further validation that our maniacal focus on people and culture is the right approach, particularly as we grow at a rapid pace and have doubled our size in the past year.”

Just a few of the Snagajob initiatives that focus on people and culture are:

Culture squad: This is the cross-departmental team of Snaggers of all levels ensuring that Snagajob maintains a healthy work/life balance. Its self-directed responsibilities include planning events that have become company traditions such as the annual Chili Cook-Off, Halloween costume contest and Office Olympics.

New-employee welcome: Once a candidate has accepted a job offer, Boyer sends a hand-written note and a $100 gift card so that incoming Snaggers may celebrate their new job and Snagger status with their families.

Snagger sidekick: Current Snaggers are matched with new employees based on personal interests and serve as helpful guides, particularly during a new employee’s first week on the job. Official Sidekick duties include a first-day office tour and lunch out together as week one winds down.

Benefits, too: Some of the more unique company benefits include an annual paid day off to volunteer, paternity leave, back-up childcare, gym membership reimbursements, a “comfortably casual” dress code and all-expense-paid trips to resorts with posh accommodations for five- and 10-year Snagger-versaries.

“The companies featured on this year’s list are truly extraordinary in their practices and achievements,” said Susan Lucas-Conwell, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Their leaders recognize the value of creating great workplaces and the competitive edge it provides them.”

Among other national honors Snagajob has received, Boyer was named the 2008 National Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The company currently employs more than 300 people, and applicants can view open jobs at www.snagajob.com/careers. (At the time of the GPTW award submission, Snagajob qualified for the small business category.)

About Snagajob:

Snagajob is the world’s only company totally devoted to fulfilling the dreams of hourly workers and those who employ them. Hourly job specialists since 2000, Snagajob has grown to a community of more than 30 million hourly workers, featuring job opportunities, professional networking and job-hunting advice. Hourly employers using Snagajob benefit from talent sourcing and hiring manager products making employee logistics simpler and more effective. To learn more, visit www.snagajob.com.

About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work® is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profits and government agencies in 45 countries on all six continents. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and Great Place to Work Best Small & Medium Workplaces list published by Entrepreneur.com.

The Receivables Exchange Wins 2011 "Management Team of the Year" Award at the American Business (Stevie(R)) Awards

 

NEW ORLEANS, Jun 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Receivables Exchange, the real-time online marketplace for the sale and purchase of receivables, today announced that it won the 2011 "Management Team of the Year" award at the American Business Awards. The American Business Awards, also known as the Stevie(R) Awards, are a public recognition of the efforts, accomplishments, and positive contributions of companies and business people worldwide. The award was presented on Monday night at a gala at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Other notable winners included American Express, Apple, Cisco Systems, and Hewlett-Packard.

More than 2,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration for Stevie Awards in more than 40 categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year. Winners were selected in each category by members of 10 specialized final judging committees. More than 150 executives participated in judging this year. In addition to winning "Management Team of the Year," the Receivables Exchange was a runner-up for two other Stevie Awards: The Exchange's Commercial Receivables Program and Invoice Import System were both finalists for "New Product or Service of the Year."

"The 'Management Team of the Year' award is a testament to the ongoing commitment, innovation and hard work of the entire Receivables Exchange team," said The Receivables Exchange's Co-Founders, Justin Brownhill and Nicolas Perkin. "Recognition from the nation's premier business awards program affirms the tremendous value our employees are contributing to make The Receivables Exchange the truly innovative working capital marketplace it has become."

About The Receivables Exchange

The Receivables Exchange ( www.receivablesXchange.com ) is a first-to-market, real-time online marketplace for working capital financing that provides a game-changing solution for both small and large U.S. companies. The Exchange connects a global network of accredited Buyers to businesses (Sellers) in search of flexible, affordable and continuous access to working capital. Buyers get direct access to a $17 trillion new investable asset which comprises the largest asset class in the U.S. credit markets. Sellers gain prompt and highly cost-effective access to the capital they need, without onerous constraints. Learn more about how companies are improving cash flow by financing accounts receivable at www.receivablesXchange.com .

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com .

SOURCE: The Receivables Exchange 

Xactly Named Top 50 Venture Backed Companies by WSJ

 

Company Ranks Number Three Out of Nearly 6,000 Considered for Prestigious Listing

SAN JOSE, CA – March 11, 2011Xactly Corporation, the leader in on-demand sales performance management (SPM), has been named to The Wall Street Journal’s prestigious list of the “Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies.” Xactly ranked number three in the annual ranking, which was announced on March 10, 20111.

According to The Wall Street Journal, “To be eligible for the ranking — compiled by research firm VentureSource, a unit of Journal owner News Corp. — companies must have received an equity round of financing in the past three years and be valued at less than $1 billion.” It also noted that “Some 5,743 candidates were considered.”

The “Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies” rating seeks to identify organizations that “have the greatest promise to succeed.” Companies were selected based on the track record of success for the venture-capital investors who sit on the company’s board, the amount of capital raised by the company over the past three years, an editorial ranking, the track record of success for the entrepreneurial CEO and founders, and the recent growth in value of the company.

“Five years ago, Xactly took a gamble on a new approach to an age old problem – finding a better way to motivate sales personnel,” said Christopher Cabrera, president and CEO, Xactly Corporation. “Today, more than 340 customers of all sizes and industries rely on our 100 percent SaaS-based solutions to better manage their sales compensation and drive improved rep behavior and business results. Being named to The Wall Street Journal’s ’Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies’ is further testament to the success of our business, products, and people, as well as to our Venture Capital partners who had the foresight to take a chance on a then little-known model called Software-as-a-Service.”

Xactly was founded by Cabrera and CTO, Satish Palvai in 2005. A pioneer in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Xactly was the first company to offer a 100 percent on-demand solution for managing incentive compensation management – eliminating the need for expensive on-premise software solutions and opening the door for customers of all sizes to benefit from automated, real-time visibility into sales performance. Xactly has delivered record business performance every year since its inception – including increasing year-over-year revenues by more than 50 percent in both 2009 and 2010.
Xactly investors include Alloy Ventures, Bay Partners, Bridgescale Partners, Cheyenne Partners, Glynn Capital Management, Key Venture Partners, Outlook Ventures, Rembrandt Ventures and salesforce.com.

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About Xactly Corporation

Xactly Corporation is the market leader in on-demand sales performance management. The company’s SPM Suite of products, enables sales and finance executives to design, implement, manage, audit and optimize sales compensation management programs easily and affordably. Xactly’s solutions automate the process of aggregating data from disparate systems into a secure, hosted repository, and enable companies to leverage this business data, which is the lifeblood of sales performance management. Xactly helps companies improve operational performance, optimize sales effectiveness, proactively manage risk and compliance, and maximize profits. The Xactly family of products is used by sales and finance executives, compensation analysts, sales operations and sales professionals across a variety of industries, ranging from SMBs to large enterprises. For more information, visit www.xactlycorp.com or call 1-866-GO-XACTLY

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1. The Wall Street Journal, “Web in Money Magnet – The Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies,” Colleen Debaise and Scott Austin, March 10, 2011

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