SOURCE: e-Rewards, Inc.

June 23, 2008 13:30 ET

e-Rewards Named One of the 50 Best Places to Work in America

Market Research Panel Provider Benefits From Satisfied Workers

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - e-Rewards, Inc., a leading online market research panel provider based in Dallas, was named today as one of the 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America.

The Society of Human Resource Management announced the selection at its 60th annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago, where more than 15,000 are in attendance.

In less than 10 years, e-Rewards has grown to become the largest "by-invitation-only" online research panel by building a loyal workforce and a strong customer base. e-Rewards now employs more than 300 professionals in a half dozen U.S. cities and abroad and has served more than 700 clients.

"We are so delighted to be recognized as a great place to work," said e-Rewards President, Bill Russo. "This award honors our people, our culture, our core values and our passion for building an extremely successful, customer-oriented business. This recognition also validates the direct correlation between our employees who 'think like owners' of our company, and the incredible growth and financial success e-Rewards has experienced the last five years."

In addition to the ranking among the 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America, e-Rewards has, in the last year, been ranked in Inc. 500's fastest growing companies, Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, and Deloitte's Texas Technology Fast 50.

"By focusing on developing a culture of mutual trust and respect, e-Rewards has succeeded in its mission to deliver quality in everything it does," said Hal Brierley, e-Rewards Chairman and CEO. "By working to become one of America's best companies to work for, we have been able to deliver an even higher level of service and product quality for our customers and greater rates of return on investment for our shareholders."

How Companies Are Selected

The annual list, now in its sixth year, ranks the top 25 small and top 25 medium-sized companies in America that use smart people management strategies to develop successful organizations with highly productive and satisfied workforces. The organizations were selected and ranked by the Great Place to Work® Institute (GPTW). The results were based on a randomly distributed employee opinion survey. Each company evaluated was given a score based on employees' responses to a detailed questionnaire about the organizations' workplace cultures.

Society of Human Resource Management President and CEO Susan R. Meisinger said, "These winning organizations demonstrate that making effective use of their workforce is key to their success, and their accomplishments deserve recognition."

Great Place to Work Institute co-founder, Robert Levering, said, "These companies stand out because their employees find them to be places where they can trust the management, take pride in their work and have fun."

The winning organizations will be featured in the July issue of HR Magazine, the Society's flagship publication (available at http://www.shrm.org/hrmagazine). The winning organizations are also listed on the GPTW web site at http://www.greatplacetowork.com.

About e-Rewards, Inc.

e-Rewards, Inc. is the largest "by-invitation-only" online research panel, serving over 700 research firms. With millions of panelists, the e-Rewards Opinion Panels provide research firms with quality respondents -- enabling them to interact with real consumers and business decision-makers. Launched in 1999, e-Rewards employs over 300 professionals in Dallas, London, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle. For more information, visit www.e-rewardsresearch.com.

About Society of Human Resource Management

SHRM is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 225,000 members in over 130 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.

About Great Place to Work Institute Inc.

Great Place to Work Institute Inc. is an international research and consulting firm dedicated to building great workplaces. Great Place to Work Institute uses its employee survey and assessment process to select the companies appearing on the annual "Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For in America" list and FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. In addition to its global headquarters in San Francisco, Great Place to Work Institute has 29 affiliates in countries throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

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