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EILEEN FISHER Honored Nationally as One of the 50 Best Places to Work
June 25, 2007
EILEEN FISHER INC. has been named one of the 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America for the fourth year in a row. The list was announced on June 25th at the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) 59th Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas.
This annual list ranks the top 25 small and top 25 medium-sized companies in America that use smart people management strategies to develop successful organizations with highly productive and satisfied workforces. The organizations, ranging in size from 50 to 999 employees, were announced by SHRM and selected and ranked by the Great Place to Work® Institute (GPTW). The results were based on a randomly distributed employee opinion survey. Each company evaluated was given a score based on employees' responses to a detailed questionnaire about the organizations' workplace cultures.
Employees of EILEEN FISHER were guided by the company's mission statement, To inspire simplicity, creativity and delight through connection and great design to complete the questionnaire. The mission lives at the heart of all aspects of the company. By drawing on everyone's unique talents, capabilities and perspectives and approaching the work in teams, EILEEN FISHER's process and practices encourage an environment of inclusiveness and positive energy. "Our people are one of the most important reasons why EILEEN FISHER is a great place to work" says Susan Schor, Chief Culture Officer. "Our approach to collaboration is so central to our culture." In addition, an emphasis on work/ life balance and socially conscious efforts, ranging from grant programs for women-owned businesses to exploring environmentally friendly initiatives, have been cited by employees as reasons EILEEN FISHER is a great place to work.
"Small and medium-sized companies make up the majority of the American economy and workforce," said SHRM President and CEO, Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR. "These winning organizations, like EILEEN FISHER demonstrate that making effective use of their workforce is key to their success, and their accomplishments deserve recognition."
Great Place to Work® Institute co-founder, Robert Levering, said, "These companies stand out because their employees find them to be places where they can trust the management, take pride in their work and have fun. Other companies have much to learn about how to be productive and do right by their people."
SHRM is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 210,000 individual members, the Society's mission is to serve human resource management professionals and to advance the profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 550 affiliated chapters and members in more than 100 countries.
Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc. is an international research and consulting firm dedicated to building great workplaces. Great Place to Work® Institute uses its employee survey and assessment process to select the companies appearing on the annual "Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For in America" list and FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. In addition to its global headquarters in San Francisco, Great Place to Work® Institute has 29 affiliates in countries throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
EILEEN FISHER was founded in 1984, with a vision for versatile clothing that supports women's lives. The collection is sold by major retailers and specialty stores across the U.S. and Canada as well as in 39 company-owned stores.