The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal announced this week that phData has been named as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work. phData has been honored on this list for the past four years, since 2017, after receiving high marks from our employees during the survey conducted annually by the publication. phData has built a strong reputation for attracting and retaining talented professionals by focusing on personal development and a values-based culture.
This year, of course, has been different from others. Like most businesses, we were not anticipating a global pandemic and had to quickly strategize to make sure that our teams were safe and our business could continue to succeed. Our entire team immediately began to work from home.
Since our physical workplace was no longer a place we could gather and connect, our People Operations team was challenged to create new opportunities for phDers to maintain connections that could prosper online while we all practice social distancing. They introduced virtual coffee breaks, workouts, happy hours, and family-friendly movie nights among other fun, inclusive online events. Resources like best practices for working remotely and tips for how to balance working from home with parenting responsibilities were thoughtfully created and shared. Managers were encouraged to check in on their teams more frequently. To say the least, we’re proud, not only of how quickly we’ve adapted to changing circumstances, but also of how we’ve used this opportunity to think creatively, act collaboratively, and care for each other.
“I’ve always been incredibly impressed and proud of phData’s focus on customer success, external and internal culture, and our community. They have been pillars of our success since day one,” shared Mac Noland, phData Co-Founder and Chief Data Officer. “Then to see these values not only be used but honestly strengthened during a global pandemic, makes me humbled to be surrounded by such incredible people.”
All of this is to emphasize that we think a great workplace is one that is adaptive and puts people-first. We’re honored to be a recipient of the 2020 Best Places to Work award and proud of how each and every member of our team contributes to making phData such a special place.
The “2020 Best Places to Work” list features an elite group of businesses that foster an exceptional work environment as reported by their personnel. To determine award recipients, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal surveyed employees regarding their company culture, communication efforts, leadership, benefits, and more.