SOURCE: Ruby Receptionists

Ruby Receptionists

October 22, 2015 11:38 ET

Ruby Receptionists Maintains Top 5 Best Workplace Ranking for 4th Consecutive Year

Company Named #5 Best Small Workplace by Great Place to Work Institute

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - October 22, 2015) - Ruby Receptionists, the voice of small businesses across the nation, was today named the #5 2015 Best Small Workplace in the United States by FORTUNE magazine and Great Place to Work Institute. This is the fourth year in a row the company has ranked in the top five companies in the nation among small and medium workplaces. The award committee emphasized the success of Ruby Receptionists' extensive training programs, $15 minimum starting hourly wage, positive culture and long-term employee retention when selecting the company for this honor.

"It's great to be recognized for the hard work our team puts in to make sure this really is an amazing place to come to work every day," said Jill Nelson, CEO and founder of Ruby Receptionists. "One of my goals when I started the company was to create a place that puts people first, not just bottom line. We've created a strong culture that supports and promotes our more than 250 employees, because we know happy employees create happy customers-and that leads to positive growth."

Ruby Receptionists provides live virtual receptionist services to more than 4,500 small businesses throughout North America. Their highly skilled team of virtual receptionists are specially trained to deliver exceptional customer experiences over the phone, helping clients grow their companies. This dedication to creating exceptional experiences begins within Ruby and their focus on company culture. From its in-house fitness programs to paid "Five at Five Sabbaticals", Ruby is committed to fostering happiness and empowering employees to do the same for their clients.

"There are so many reasons this is a great place to work," said Tedd Welch, a receptionist at Ruby since 2014. "The company really makes an investment in the work environment and ensuring employees have what they need to succeed. You have the sense the company cares about you, not just the hours you work," said Welch. "At the end of the day, it's about working hard for our clients and having fun."

"Congratulations to all the Best Small and Medium Workplaces," said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. "These companies are on the cutting edge of fairer, more human-centered workplaces, and their strong growth is the latest sign that high-trust cultures are a competitive advantage. These companies are leading the way to an age of great workplaces for all."

About Ruby Receptionists

Hearkening back to an era when every call at an office was answered by a friendly receptionist, Ruby Receptionists provides personalized live, virtual receptionist services to 4,500 small businesses throughout North America. Ruby leverages proprietary technology combined with bright, charming receptionists who live five core values-Foster Happiness, Practice WOWism, Create Community, Innovate and Grow- to deliver its unique vision of customer experiences. Founded by Jill Nelson in 2003, Ruby Receptionists has gained national recognition for its success, being named a top five Best Small Company to Work for in the U.S. for the past four years (2012-2015) by FORTUNE magazine, one of 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon and one of Oregon's fastest growing companies for eight years. Learn more at

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 employer branding programs, including Best Companies 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® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list.

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