Featured in Inc. magazine’s 2017 issue, Cloudbeds received high scores for the Best Workplaces award and was recognized for employee engagement, company culture, and diversity.
SAN DIEGO, CA (June 1, 2017) – Cloudbeds, a leading provider of hospitality management software for independent properties (hotels, hostels, inns, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, and more), has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2017, the publication’s second annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector.
Hitting newsstands today in the June 2017 issue, and as part of a prominent inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies who have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just over 200 winning companies.
Built in partnership with employee engagement and work culture experts Quantum Workplace of Omaha, Nebraska, Inc.’s Best Workplaces list is a magnifying glass on how innovative companies can truly raise the bar in hiring and retaining the best talent.
What does it take to become a company that workers want to be part of? Inc. magazine says it’s more than good pay and good perks – it’s also about having a clear purpose, a sense of humor, and leadership that makes the two work together.
“From day one we realized that for us to excel as a global business, we’d need to create a culture without borders, ” said Adam Harris, CEO of Cloudbeds, “We started with great communication — we grew by putting employees and their careers first, and then focused on the little things that added up. Today we are spread across 25 different countries, yet we remain close to each of our employees.”
Richard Castle, President and COO of Cloudbeds, said “as an international travel company, we have customers in over 120 countries. Our employee base is as diverse as the makeup of our customers. We are looking to recruit employees who have a keen interest in travel and who can add to our innovative and diverse workplace. At the center of Cloudbeds are our customers and our employees, and we’re obsessed with the happiness and well-being of both.”
The 2017 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants on the basis of benefits offered and employees’ responses to a unique, 30-question survey fielded by each of the applying companies. Responses were evaluated by the research team at Quantum Workplace. For its results to qualify, each company had to achieve a statistically significant response rate based on employee count. Survey scores account for employer size to level the playing field between small and large businesses. All companies had to have minimum of 10 employees and to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent – that is, not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.
While researching the entries, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes develop:
- Strong company cultures breed stunning individual and team performance.
- Workers at the best companies don’t view their employers as sugar daddies. They aren’t mesmerized by whatever giveaways seem to be the latest fad—be it gourmet lunches or beer fridges.
- When employees feel valued by their organization, they are far more likely to be engaged. This single factor proved to be one of the largest drivers of employee engagement.
- Flexible, diverse cultures create environments that embrace new ideas and open communication.
Cloudbeds creates browser-based hospitality management software that simplifies the working lives of independent property owners, operators, and employees. Cloudbeds’ award-winning software is trusted by thousands of hotels, hostels, and groups in over 115 countries. With over 300 integrations, Cloudbeds connects to more marketplaces than any software in the hospitality industry. Cloudbeds has offices in San Diego, São Paulo, and Dublin. For more information, please visit www.cloudbeds.com.
About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of Advertising Age’s “The A-List” in January 2015, and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 40,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/.
About Quantum Workplace
Quantum Workplace is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit www.quantumworkplace.com