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Celebrate good times

Best Firms To Work For and Hot Firms continue to distinguish themselves in a highly competitive industry.

“C elebrate good times, come on!” Zweig Group’s award winners have been announced, and what an impressive group we have again this year. Our award winners are leading the industry in workplace practices, revenue growth, client experience, and marketing campaigns. It is an exciting time as we celebrate all of these amazing firms and all they are doing for the industry!

Kyle Ahern

Zweig Group’s Best Firms To Work For Award celebrates top AEC firms based on workplace practices, benefits, retention rates, and more. Let’s take a look at some of the data from the Best Firm’s To Work For winners: ■ ■ Ninety percent of winners have seen revenues grow annually over the last three years. Thirty- five percent of those firms have been fast- growth firms, meaning they have grown by at least 20 percent annually over the last three years. Seventy-six percent of BFTWF are high or very high profit firms, meaning they have an annual profit of more than 10 percent. Creating outstanding workplaces is definitely paying

off for these firms financially. Take care of your employees and they will take care of you. ■ ■ One very hot topic has been how firms handle work from home or flexible work schedules. Seventy-five percent of BFTWF offer flextime/ flexible work hours for all staff. Half of all firms offer telecommuting for all staff. ■ ■ Open-book management is something we believe very strongly in and practice at Zweig Group. Financial information and the firm’s strategic plan are shared with everyone at the firm. Seventy-six percent of all BFTWF share a working strategic business plan with all staff and

See KYLE AHERN, page 10


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