CHICAGO, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, HighGround, a leading real-time performance management and engagement provider, announced the company was named as a finalist for the Illinois Technology Association’s 2018 ITA CityLIGHTS Outstanding Company Culture Award. Winners are determined by a compilation of the judges’ scores and a public vote taking place now through Friday, Aug. 17.
With 50 percent of HighGround’s leadership team comprised of women and 43 percent of its workforce being people of color, the company shows that diversity and inclusion have a clear impact on their employee-driven culture. HighGround also champions a working environment where all employees can thrive both in and out of the office.
“HighGround’s mission is to help our clients create the best possible employee experience, and we take this to heart by doing the same for our own amazing team,” said Andee Harris, CEO, HighGround. “We have worked very deliberately to do more than simply check the box on diversity and inclusion, which pays off in the form of highly productive, happy and engaged employees. This recognition from ITA validates the attention we give to our own culture as we simultaneously help other companies do the same with our technology.”
Finalists in the Outstanding Company Culture category were selected for instilling a high-performance culture in their workplaces by encouraging employees to take their career to the next level, fostering diversity and inclusion and committing to positively contributing to the community.
The winners for each category, with the exception of the CityLIGHTS Industry Champion, are determined by a compilation of the judges’ scores and public voting. The winners will be revealed at the ITA CityLIGHTS Awards ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 13, at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago.
HighGround transforms the employee experience to optimize productivity and create a thriving organizational culture. The company’s real-time performance management and engagement platform connects and aligns organizations through employee-driven goals, continuous check-in conversations, peer-to-peer feedback, social recognition and pulse surveys. By bringing all of these people interactions together, it gives leaders an enormous amount of useful insights to make wiser decisions about how to invest in talent. With HighGround, customers like Patagonia, Echo Global Logistics and Allianz have inspired employees to reach their full potential, increasing retention, productivity, customer satisfaction and ultimately drive bottom-line results. To learn more, visit www.kazoohr.com.
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) scales Illinois tech companies. With innovative resources that allow members to collaborate with each other, build their talent networks and elevate their local and national presence, ITA is the region’s strongest advocate for fostering innovation and growth. Founded in 2005 and supporting 500-plus growth-stage tech companies, ITA has a rich history of driving business forward. For more information, visit illinoistech.org, follow @ITAbuzz on Twitter or find us on LinkedIn.