SEATTLE, WA – June 20 – Caiman Consulting was named as one of the finalists for Washington's Best Workplaces by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The program was launched in 2007 to identify and recognize best practices in the hiring and retention of great people. This year, after an extensive and rigorous process, which included more than 300 nominees and the completion of surveys by nominee-company employees across the state, workplaces in four different categories have been identified as Washington's best, based on their various employee benefit offerings, leadership, culture, and work/life balance philosophies. In total, 85 companies have made the grade as finalists.
“We are proud to be recognized by PSBJ and our employees as a prime company to work for”, said Caiman Director, John Phee, “And we accept the challenge to never be complacent when it comes to the care and development of our most precious asset”.
Caiman Consulting was founded with the intent to be a different kind of consulting company: one that places more emphasis on long-term relationships than short-term monetary goals. Its culture is built on the philosophy that if it hires great people, they will contribute to its goal of being the best consulting firm to work for in addition to other forms of success. In fact, Caiman was recently featured in the Harvard Business Journal for how it reviews a candidate's record of civility before making a hire. Caiman's 90% retention rate is attributed to the strong emphasis on creating a conscientious culture of mutual respect, and turning down candidates that don't fit that culture.
“Workforce development has never been more important – or more difficult – than it is in today’s global economy,” said Gordon Prouty, publisher of the Puget Sound Business Journal. “We believe the Business Journal has an important role to play in drawing attention to innovations and excellence in the management of our region’s No. 1 resource: its people.”
Raazi Imam, Managing Director of Caiman, also pointed out that “Maintaining a vibrant culture as a virtual organization requires greater focus on communication, managing employee morale, and collaborating across the team. Caiman has developed a winning formula for doing this successfully resulting in 90% retention year over year.”
The finalists will be celebrated at a one-of-a-kind awards event at Safeco Field on Aug. 9. Honorees and the public alike are invited to come cheer for the workplace accomplishments of these companies from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
For more information, visit: www.wabestworkplaces.com