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October 13, 2016 13:48 ET

Retrofit Named One of the Nation's Best Small and Medium Workplaces

Award Honors Retrofit for Positive Culture for Employees

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - October 13, 2016) - Retrofit, a leading provider of weight-management and disease-prevention solutions, today announced it is one of the country's Best Small and Medium Workplaces, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

Retrofit, which came in 17th in the nation, won this accolade based on employees' anonymous responses to an extensive survey about their levels of trust, pride and camaraderie at work. Great Place to Work® reviewed the survey results of more than 52,000 employees from hundreds of companies in the ranking process. Among the findings from the study: trust fuels business performance. For example, the Best Small and Medium Workplaces enjoy roughly three times the revenue growth of their peers, even as they provide a better experience for their people.

"Employee happiness is our number one priority. Ensuring our own employees are happy allows us to carry out our mission of transforming lives and workplaces," said Mary Pigatti, CEO, Retrofit. "So whether it is yoga at the office or good eggs days off to volunteer, we are always using employee feedback to innovate and implement programs that will make Retrofitters and ultimately our clients, customers and investors happy."

Retrofit fosters an environment where employees can advance professionally and have a voice in shaping our products and culture through weekly innovation sessions. In addition, the organization provides progressive work-life balance benefits and perks, including flexible work schedules, the option to work from home, days off for birthdays and unlimited paid time off. Retrofit also offers walking meetings, treadmill desks and exercise breaks during all company meetings.

"There's a generosity of spirit that infuses the Best Small and Medium workplaces -- one that has a measurable return," said Kim Peters, executive vice president of Great Place to Work. "Whether it's funding employee 'passion projects' or giving surprise gifts to customers, the best workplaces give it away. And they get it back in the form of inspired people who innovate harder and generate higher revenue."

The Best Small and Medium Workplaces is one 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 Workplace for Women, a Best and Brightest Company in Wellness and a 2016 Chicago Elite Award Winner for Work-Life Balance.

About Retrofit

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 Small and Medium Workplaces:

Published together with our partner, Fortune, the Best Small & Medium Workplaces rankings are based entirely upon feedback from more than 52,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified companies. Employees 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 the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees' personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues.

Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for all - not only do the majority of their employees experience the company as a great place to work, but this experience is consistent across the organization, regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, job role, or other personal characteristics. The companies with the highest employee ratings compared with organizations of the same complexity in size and scope were selected for the list. Companies with fewer than 100 employees compete for placement on the 50 Best Small Workplaces list, and companies between 100 and 999 employees compete for placement on the 100 Best Medium Workplaces 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 and over a half dozen different industries.

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