THE POST-DISPATCH NAMES CONNECTRIA HOSTING A WINNER OF THE GREATER ST. LOUIS 2016 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD

Marks the 4th Time Connectria has Received This Distinction

ST. LOUIS, MO, June 28, 2016 – Connectria Hosting, a St. Louis-based, global cloud hosting company and founder of the No Jerks Allowed® movement has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Post-Dispatch. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

This is the fourth time Connectria has been named a Top Workplace, with an impressive OrgHealth™ rating this year. OrgHealth is how WorkplaceDynamics evaluates whether a company is likely to succeed in the long term, measuring 1) alignment of the organization, 2) effective organizational execution, 3) a genuine and meaningful connection with employees and 4) effective management of employees. According to WorkplaceDynamics, employees, above everything else, want to work at companies with high levels of OrgHealth. For 2016, Connectria’s OrgHeath rating was approximately 16% higher than the IT industry average.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

“Connectria is delighted once again to be named as a Top Workplace,” noted Rich Waidmann, Connectria President and CEO. “Having been founded and headquartered in St. Louis, it’s rewarding to be recognized as an organization that stands out among its peers and as a place where employees want to work and thrive.”

In addition to being named a Top Workplace for the 4th time, Connectria recently was named Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT for the 3rd consecutive year.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

About Connectria
Connectria Hosting provides award-winning cloud computing, managed hosting and custom managed hosting solutions for more than 1,000 customers in over 30 countries worldwide. We are experts in complex multi-vendor solutions, and we support the broadest range of technologies, managed services and security in the industry.

At the core of Connectria is our No Jerks Allowed® company philosophy. As The Jerk Free Company®, we've established a unique culture where every individual goes "the extra mile" to take care of our customers. Being The Jerk Free Company® extends beyond our people too. We make it easy to do business with us through flexible terms, scalable solutions and straight-forward pricing to serve the hosting needs of large and small organizations alike.


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