PSNI Global Alliance, the Tusla, Okla.-based network of premier technology integrators and service providers, announced ClarkPowell (U.S.) and GBG (Romania) as winners of the ‘Best Places to Work in AV – Worldwide Award’ for 2022.
According to a statement, now in its sixth year, winners of the internationally recognized award were carefully determined based on the results from PSNI’s exclusive annual Employee Engagement Survey distributed among its 100-plus Certified Solution Providers (CSPs).
Sent to the employees of PSNI’s Certified Solution Provider (CSP) network (located in 58 countries and across six continents), the survey lets employees anonymously and confidentially respond to a series of questions related to their experiences with their current employer, which are then independently analyzed to determine the results.
These include questions around engagement within the network, identifying work attributes that are most responsible for driving employee engagement, and understanding employee perceptions in areas such as leadership, work relationships, culture, growth and opportunity.
Recognizing Excellence in AV
After independent analysis, North Carolina based ClarkPowell, claimed the accolade for companies with over 50 employees, while Bucharest-based GBC claimed the best place to work in AV award in the under 50 employees category, with both firms exceeding key employee-performance metrics.
Susan Clark Pinch, president at ClarkPowell, comments, “We are thrilled and honored to receive this incredible award, which is a testimony to the hard work and devotion from our valued team. ClarkPowell is a team of audiovisual industry veterans who have designed and integrated thousands of AV solutions. Since being founded in 1983, not a single employee has ever been laid off, and we invest significantly in research and continuing education of our team to ensure we are up to date with the latest technologies and remain specialists in our industry. This award is recognition that we are doing this right but, as with all aspects of our business, we will always strive to do better.”
George Boboc, managing director at GBC adds, “To have a successful business you need a successful team, and we take immense pride in ensuring our teams have the necessary tools they require to not only carry out their work duties successfully, but enjoy what they do, also.”
He continues, “GBC is the market leader in Romania in the segment of distribution and integration of audio-video solutions, having strategic partnerships with many manufacturers renowned in the field and this can only be achieved by creating the right culture. We’re immensely proud of our team and thrilled to have been named as one of Best Places to Work in AV in 2022.”
Setting the Standard
On a grander scale, PSNI says the results of its survey showed continued positivity among overall job satisfaction within the AV industry. Per the company, PSNI’s annual reports help CSPs to build a workplace where employees feel valued and confident that managers and leadership will support their professional development.
This year, the result showed that just over 7 in 10 employees are confident in their company’s senior leaders and feel valued at the CSP company. This is an important and highly consistent key driver attribute. Almost 9 in 10 employees say they like the type of work they do for the company, feel the work is meaningful, know what is expected of them, and feel challenged by their jobs.
In addition, the results showed that 47% of respondents ‘strongly agreed’ to the question of whether they would recommend the company they worked for, while 75% said they would go ‘above and beyond’ for their employer.
According to Chris Miller, executive director of PSNI Global Alliance, while progress continues to be made, he warns that it remains vitally important that senior leaders in companies take on board both the positives and negatives of the results, with communication a key driver.
He notes, “Regardless of the type of engagement survey used, the biggest mistake I see is that senior leadership does not follow through on the survey results with the employees. Miller adds, “They need to know they were heard and that their feedback will make a difference. It’s also important that employers celebrate the strengths and recognize the areas of improvement, while creating action plans with teams that include employees, which benefits everyone.”
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