Top Workplaces
Top Workplaces

Helping young employees with their college debt can pay dividends

Employers, including many 2019 Top Workplaces, see connections among younger employees’ college debt, older workers’ retirement readiness, and recruitment and retention.

From fresh veggies to pet insurance, companies are reaching out beyond the usual perks

Top Workplaces offer all kinds of perks in addition to traditional insurance and investment options.

From fresh veggies to pet insurance, companies are reaching out beyond the usual perks

Top Workplaces offer all kinds of perks in addition to traditional insurance and investment options.

Casual Friday? At more and more Top Workplaces, it’s casual every day

At 2019 Top Workplaces as well as other companies around the region, dress codes are loosening up — part of a national movement driven largely by a younger workforce of millennials and, close behind, the in-their-20s Gen Zers.

Casual Friday? At more and more Top Workplaces, it’s casual every day

At 2019 Top Workplaces as well as other companies around the region, dress codes are loosening up — part of a national movement driven largely by a younger workforce of millennials and, close behind, the in-their-20s Gen Zers.

At UME, Chapman emphasizes the strength of flexibility

Anne Marie Chapman joined UME in 2015, after more than 20 years in the industry. She got her start at a third-party administrator before becoming a general manager underwriter, then leading a company that sold to a major insurance provider. Today, she’s UME’s sole owner.

At UME, Chapman emphasizes the strength of flexibility

Anne Marie Chapman joined UME in 2015, after more than 20 years in the industry. She got her start at a third-party administrator before becoming a general manager underwriter, then leading a company that sold to a major insurance provider. Today, she’s UME’s sole owner.
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How is technology changing your workplace culture?

Technology is influencing the culture of your workplace. The question is: Will it create intended positive results or sidetrack the organization’s mission?

Dogged determination meets mindful meditation in stress-relief programs

As part of a national trend, more workplaces are turning to mindfulness programs that include meditation sessions but also on-the-job acupuncture, massages, silent retreats, support groups, and more.

SPIN’s McHale cultivates a culture of caring

Under Kathy McHale’s leadership, SPIN has earned four stars from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for its preschool program and has become an Autism Center for Excellence.

Almo’s Chaiken leads a family-run firm with a family-first focus

With equal parts warehouse workers, salespeople, and corporate positions, Almo’s employee population is diverse. President and CEO Warren Chaiken’s approach to keeping them unified and satisfied: Emphasize the company’s core values and make time for facetime.

How the Top Workplaces are determined

How does a company make the Top Workplaces list?

For many area companies in 2019, hiring is job one

Help wanted! That’s the mantra of many 2019 Top Workplaces in the Philadelphia region as they look at their hiring plans for the next 12 months.

From enhanced benefits to ax-throwing contests, companies finding ways to appeal across the generations

Six generations work in today’s offices and factories. Some are in their 70s and 80s – part of the Silent Generation. They work next to the youngest workers, known as Gen Z, the centennials, the iGen, or the post-millennials, who were born in the mid-1990s through the early 2000s.

Follow the bouncing ball: The rules of table tennis

Ping-pong, by the book.

Paddle power: Employers find net profits in ping-pong

It’s a smash hit in the business world: Ping-pong – or, as it’s professionally known, table tennis. The game develops strategic thinking and builds team spirit, say area employers that allow staff members to play at work.

Checkers and Rally’s looks to add dozens of stores in Philadelphia

“We love Philadelphia,” said Bruce Kim, the company’s director of franchise development. “That’s our customer base: the middle to working class folks that want a delicious meal at a low price.”

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Gerry Lenfest, Jeremy Nowak: Two big thinkers that Philly lost in 2018

Gerry Lenfest and Jeremy Nowak were two very different public-spirited Philadelphians whom we lost in 2018.

How can businesses benefit from mindfulness? We asked some Philly experts.

Mindfulness can unlock much higher engagement and performance. It enables people to self-regulate more effectively so they can handle more complicated situations.

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