Chronicle: Southwire among best places to work
Highlighting the company’s commitment to safety, wellness and community and emphasis on employee engagement and recognition, the Atlanta Business Chronicle has named Southwire Company of Carrollton, one of the Best Places to Work in Atlanta.
Each year, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, in partnership with Quantum Workplace, ranks the metro area’s best places to work based on surveys completed by employees.
This year, 550 companies and organizations were nominated. Employees filled out online surveys containing about 40 questions regarding workplaces, co-workers and managers.
In addition to high marks on the surveys, Southwire is noted for programs such as the POWER Fund, an employee funded opportunity which provides financial support to workers who encounter hardship following catastrophic circumstances. Southwire employees have a direct line to top management through the workings of another program, called simply, “Just Ask.” Just Ask allows anyone to ask a question, voice a concern or make a suggestion through e-mail, paper forms or a special telephone hotline.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle commended Southwire for its close partnerships with neighbors in Carroll County. Specifically, the Chronicle highlighted the company’s 12 for Life partnership with Carroll County Schools, which seeks to keep high school students in school by providing them with jobs and specialized instruction. Also recognized was Southwire’s Project GIFT (Giving Inspiration For Tomorrow), which matches employees with volunteer opportunities such as an annual school supply giveaway, a Toys for Tots drive, disaster relief supply collections and others.
“To truly be a great place to work, companies must go beyond wages and benefits to ensure their employees derive real value from the time, talent and energy they commit to the job,” Thorn said. “Employees must feel they make a difference and that their efforts are recognized. We work hard to ensure the people of Southwire realize they are appreciated.”