Great Place to Work® (GPTW) and FORTUNE named DISHER the 5th Best Small Workplace for 2016 at an awards ceremony in Austin, Texas on October 11. DISHER is a growing product development, talent attraction, and business consulting firm of 130 members with headquarters in Zeeland, Michigan. “What an honor for our entire team and the contribution each one makes to this great place to work,” stated Jeff Disher, Founder and President. The folks at DISHER are excited by the announcement but take it all in stride as they continue to go about finding new ways to deliver meaningful solutions for their customers.
“Our team inspires each other every single day as we seek to live out our mission to Make a Positive Difference,” continues Disher. “Our team works hard to go beyond the call of duty whenever we can; providing extra effort for customers, co-workers, and communities we serve. When you step into our facilities and experience our culture firsthand, the servant-hearted atmosphere is distinctly different.”
According to FORTUNE, a job becomes meaningful when there is a strong sense of mission, trust from managers, employee autonomy, and a culture of teamwork and communication. That’s exactly how DISHER rolls. “The culture of this company is like nothing I have seen in my 20 years in the automotive industry,” reflects one DISHER employee. “Other companies say or try to say that their employees come first, but DISHER is the only company I’ve been a part of that truly does it. At DISHER, the focus is on the growth of each individual— that really happens here.”
DISHER and the other Top 50 companies (see http://fortune.com/best-small-workplaces/) were selected based on anonymous responses to the Trust Index©, GPTW’s employee assessment survey. Employees assessed the levels of trust, pride, and camaraderie they experience in their workplace. Great Place to Work (GPTW) is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools and certification programs, GPTW provides the framework to recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Their research analysts evaluated 52,000 surveys of employees at small and medium-size companies. The results have been published through FORTUNE, its longtime partner for the annual ranking of 100 Best Companies To Work For.
The survey results indicated that 100% of the DISHER team feels that management is honest, ethical, and competent to run the business. The employees also gave DISHER high marks on the company atmosphere, communication, level of care for one another, and community contribution, (see http://reviews.greatplacetowork.com/disher?utm_source=fortune&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=reviews-link&utm_campaign=2016-smb-list). DISHER was also recently recognized by Great Places to Work and FORTUNE as the 4th Best Giving Back Workplace and the 4th Best Professional Services and Consulting Workplace for 2016.
DISHER is a nationally-recognized product development, talent attraction and business consulting firm. Since 2000, DISHER has helped hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, suppliers, and independent inventors successfully discover, design, engineer, and manufacture high-impact products and services. The experienced team of over 130 qualified experts partner with clients to deliver a breadth of solutions including: Product Development Solutions, Talent Solutions, and Business Solutions. DISHER is passionate about helping customers achieve higher performance, productivity, and profits. With offices in Michigan and Indiana, DISHER is making a positive difference alongside clients locally, nationally, and around the world.