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15Five Recognized as a Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in San Francisco Bay Area for the Third Year in a Row

By Michelle McCourt

Every year companies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area compete to be named one of “San Francisco Bay Area’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. 

“We are absolutely thrilled to be noted on the Best and Brightest list for the third consecutive year,” shares Shane Metcalf, Chief Culture Officer and co-founder of 15Five. “This year has brought more change than we ever could have ever imagined, and this award just proves our company’s and employees’ resilience.”

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement, and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business, Medium Business, and Large Business.

“Through the first half of 2020, the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For have demonstrated leadership and forward-thinking as they pivoted their business and workforce through COVID-19. As the conversation and focus have shifted, our Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions regarding Race. It is in these unique times, the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For excel and share their knowledge with others” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives, and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, West Michigan, and nationally.

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