Advance Named a Top 2018 Mid-Sized Workplace in Baltimore!
The Baltimore Sun Media Group Names Advance Business Systems A Winner of the Baltimore Metro Area 2018 Top Midsize Workplaces Award
Advance has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Baltimore Sun Media Group. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, a third party research firm. The employee survey gathers responses on 24 factors covering 7 areas, including organizational health factors that measure how well employees are working together towards a common cause:
- Alignment – where the company is headed, its values, cooperation
- Effectiveness – doing things well, sharing viewpoints, encouraging new ideas
- Connection – employees feel appreciated, their work is meaningful
- My Manager – cares about concerns, helps employees learn and grow
- Employee Engagement – motivation, retention and referral
- Leader – confidence in company leadership
- The Basics – pay, benefits, flexibility, training, expectations
“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “It’s an achievement organizations have to work for.”
As Advance celebrates its 54th year in business, our people continue to be our core differentiator and the most important pillar in delivering exceptional service to customers. Advance is committed to providing employees with an environment that supports work life balance, health and wellness, and professional growth opportunities. Whether it’s helping someone grow professionally through a tuition-reimbursement program, or a partnership with FX Studios to provide on premise health classes to employees, Advance strives to support a positive and engaged workplace for all individuals in the Advance family.
“When Alan and Lois Elkin founded Advance in 1964, they understood that their mission of providing the greatest customer experience anywhere could only be accomplished by employing the best people in an environment that inspired them to perform to their highest potential each and every day. Although the world is vastly different 54 years later, this simple idea has never been more meaningful. We are incredibly proud of the 170 members of our Advance family and their commitment to our customers. This recognition is a wonderful tribute to this timeless philosophy,” says Jeff Elkin, President of Advance.
As a business solutions provider, Advance helps organizations become more efficient and more effective through technology, processes and services backed by industry leading support. Whether it’s proactively managing a customer’s IT infrastructure, providing multifunctional devices or an electronic document management software solution, Advance provides solutions for productivity so organizations can focus on their core business. Celebrating over 50 years of serving Maryland businesses, Advance has deep roots throughout the state. As an independent, family owned business, Advance is proud to partner with organizations such as the Baltimore Ravens, Maryland Zoo, Maryland Athletics, and the National Aquarium for office technology and to demonstrate its commitment to the local community.
Headquartered in Exton, PA, Energage specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Energage also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. Energage is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.