On Thursday, August 8, representatives of 85 top businesses from around Washington state gathered at Safeco Field for the Puget Sound Business Journal's annual "Washington's Best Workplaces" award ceremony. Caiman was among a select group of finalists in the Small Company category again this year, and while we didn't take top prize, we're still honored and thrilled to be in the running again.
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 (small to extra large) 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 made the grade as finalists.
"We're really excited and honored to be selected as a finalist again this year, and feel that is a reflection of our company's values and commitment to each employee", said Greg Long, Caiman's Founder.
Nine Caiman employees participated in the event of over 1,200 attendees, four of which simultaneosly fulfilled a lifelong ambition to run the bases of Safeco field. For more information on the event, please check out the event website.