It’s with great pleasure we announce being honored with the Best and Brightest Companies to work for® in the Nation distinction again in 2020! Motivation Excellence is one of 147 national winners among 1,300 applicants. We hold 2019 honors for this national category, as well as for Companies in Chicago for 2019 and 2020.
The Best and the Brightest Companies to Work For® celebrates achievement and success in empowering employees’ lives through rich heritage and culture. Its mission is “Better Business, Richer Lives, Stronger Communities.” Each winning company has demonstrated a positive impact on its employees resulting in happier and more productive work environments.
“It’s a long, all-encompassing application process that includes an anonymous survey for each of our employees to fill out. Even though it takes a lot of time to apply each year, I’m thrilled with the results! It’s great to have the outside world see Motivation Excellence the way we all see it: A wonderful place to work and thrive!” says Diane Kelly, VP Finance & Admin, who takes on the task to apply each year.
Motivation Excellence recently premiered its new corporate headquarters.
This new space was designed to embody its mission to Inspire Extraordinary Performance. The office is filled with a lot of bright color, natural light and collaborative work areas. Materials used, from the carpeting to the furniture, are eco-friendly. Due to COVID-19, employees are splitting their time between the new office and remote working.
“I can’t wait for the day that we can be at full capacity in our new headquarters, but having the flexibility for each person here to be able to work from home is a real blessing. During COVID-19 this spring when everyone was remote, our events committee worked hard to continue to engage our team with activities like virtual meeting bingo, meet my furry coworker pictures and Friday happy hours. That we all remained connected during a stressful time points to the positive culture we’ve carefully nourished at Motivation Excellence with the guidance of our senior leadership, Bob Graham, Brad Hecht, Diane Kelly and Rhonda Brewer,” says David Jobes, Owner and President.
Besides flexible working arrangements, other perks of working at Motivation Excellence include receiving two days off each year to help a favorite charity and a work anniversary holiday. Employees often comment how they see their coworkers as part of a family. Almost a third of our nearly 30 employees have been with Motivation Excellence for more than 20 years!
This is the 10th Annual Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® award announcement.