CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - September 15, 2016) - Retrofit, a leading provider of weight-management and disease-prevention solutions, today announced it is one of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune.
Retrofit ranked #22 on the list, which is based on employees' assessments of communications with management, options for development and training and support for work/life balance, among other factors. The ranking also takes into account how well-represented women are within the workforce overall and in management and executive positions.
"There's a strong correlation between being able to talk openly with company executives and feeling like a workplace is fair," said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. "Traditionally, communication channels with leaders have been less available to women than to men. The Best Workplaces for Women do well at paving the way for those open dialogues, and as a result, women are more likely to feel they get fair consideration in their jobs and careers. Congratulations to these great companies -- they are showing everyone how to create a Great Place to Work For ALL."
Both women and men at Best Workplaces for Women feel their employers provide ample opportunities to grow and advance in their careers and provide them with the flexibility they want to balance their work and personal lives.
"Creating an environment that supports people in and outside of work isn't just an issue for women, it's an issue for all employees," said Mary Pigatti, CEO, Retrofit. "I'm proud to see Retrofit recognized for the work we do to provide equal opportunities and benefits to help our entire staff live a life they love."
Retrofit encourages its employees to have a voice in shaping our products and culture through weekly innovation sessions. The organization also fosters an environment where employees can advance professionally and learn from other areas of the business. In addition, Retrofit provides progressive work-life balance benefits and perks, including flexible work schedules, the option to work from home, days off for birthdays, good egg days to volunteer quarterly and unlimited paid vacation time. The organization also offers walking meetings, treadmill desks and yoga and other exercise breaks during all company meetings.
The Best Workplaces for Women ranking is part of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work®-Certified organizations. Retrofit also has been named a Great Place to Work®, one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Health Care, one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the nation, a Best and Brightest Company in Wellness and a 2016 Chicago Elite Award Winner for Work-Life Balance.
To see the full list of the Best Workplaces for Women click here.
Retrofit offers weight-management and disease-prevention solutions that help tackle obesity and related conditions to deliver proven outcomes and lasting results. Eighty-eight percent of Retrofit participants lose weight and 81 percent keep it off 12 months later. Retrofit clients also are two times happier than those on other weight-loss programs, according to a recent customer satisfaction survey. Retrofit contributes its success to five key factors: 1) a scientifically based program design; 2) highly credentialed experts who drive a personalized experience and true engagement; 3) a data-driven, high-tech/ high-touch approach; 4) the adaptability of the program to integrate or run discreetly within broader wellness ecosystems, and 5) "happiness delivered" with proven outcomes that transform lives.
About the Best Workplaces for Women
Published together with our partner Fortune, the 100 Best Workplaces for Women rankings are based entirely upon feedback from more than 137,762 women at Great Place to Work-Certified companies. Women completed our anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, including, for example, their assessment of how fairly they're treated regardless of gender, the quality and authenticity of communications with managers and equitable pay and promotion practices. Women's anonymous responses resulted in a total score for each company, which was compared to the benchmark for organizations of that size and ranked accordingly.
Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of 6 percent or less. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by being a great place to work for women, and has a workplace where women have high representation in the total employee population and in management positions. The 100 companies with the highest employee ratings and female representation were selected for the list.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.
Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.