Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE have named Business Council of Alabama member Torch Technologies in Huntsville as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Millennials.
The ranking considered input from more than 434,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies, Torch said in a release. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.
“At Torch, we have been intentional in our efforts to attract and retain talent from every generation of our workforce, maintaining a culture that allows all employee-owners an opportunity to contribute to the company’s success and to grow in their career with the company,” Torch President John Watson said.
The Best Workplaces for Millennials stand out for their unique, innovative cultures, which helps them attract and retain Millennial employees.
Great Place to Work®, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning.
Torch said it has achieved this unique culture through a number of programs including the Society of Torch Emerging Professionals (STEPs), a voluntary internal group that currently has more than 70 members and focuses on professional development, networking, and community outreach opportunities for early career professionals.
Torch also has implemented mentorship programs, a Leadership Book Club, and training opportunities.
“Organizations like Torch Technologies set the bar for other workplaces seeking to retain and develop the next generation of leaders, and prove that giving Millennials jobs with purpose and meaning drives them to give their best at work, benefitting the company as a whole,” said Great Place to Work CEO Michael Bush.
The Best Workplaces for Millennials is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Torch Technologies was also ranked as a Best Workplace in Consulting & Professionals Services in 2016, 2017, and 2018, and as a Small and Medium Workplace by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE in 2016 and 2017.