INC. MAGAZINE REVEALS ANNUAL LIST OF BEST WORKPLACES FOR 2020
JB Warranties is one of the highest-scoring businesses, with standout employee engagement
This is the second JB Warranties has been honored on the Best Work Places list.
Collecting data from more than 3,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 389 finalists for this year’s list. Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future. Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. Then we ranked all the employers using a composite score of survey results. This year, 73.5 percent of surveyed employees were engaged by their work.
The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the most human elements of work. These companies are leading the way in employee recognition, performance management, and diversity. It is a different playbook from a decade ago, when too many firms used the same template: free food, open work environments, and artifacts of “fun.”
When asked about the culture at JB Warranties, founder Jeff Bohannan has this to say, “Our management philosophy is, “what we don’t know, we will learn.” We bring in industry experts in the fields of management training and motivation coaching to train our managers to be the best they can be, for the benefit of the company and the employees overall. We want our employees to be confident in the leadership and management abilities of the people they report to, so we invest a lot of time and capital into the development of our staff. We don’t limit this training to management however, we offer this expert training to all employees in hopes that we can develop managers from within. Our belief is that employees thrive in a meritocracy, where positive feedback and reinforcement are critical to helping employees reach their potential and beyond. When we identify an employee that has the ability to bring out the best in other people, we place these employees on the track to management. We start developing the management mindset early on and give a clear road map to achieving more responsibility and authority within the organization. We find this to be another key to our success in maintaining a great workplace while simultaneously being one of the fastest growing companies in the US (Inc 5000).”
“Building a great corporate culture comes only from strong leadership,” says Inc. magazine editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The companies on Inc.’s Best Workplaces list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from, especially now, when company culture is more important to the workforce than ever.”
While researching the finalists, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes:
- 100 percent provide health insurance.
- 50 percent allow employees to bring pets to work.
- 62 percent take employees to offsite retreats to relax and recharge.
- 20 percent offer paid sabbaticals to reward length of service.
About JB Warranties:
JB Warranties is the premier warranty provider in the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing industries. Our warranties ensure that homeowners are protected from unexpected repair costs when they make the decision to purchase a new heating or air conditioning system for their home. We take care of HVAC contractors and plumbers, as well as their customers from coast to coast, in all 50 states. Our exceptional customer service and reputation in the industry has allowed us to grow steadily since our founding in 2008, and we are proud to be the Nation’s Leader in extended warranty as a result of our teamwork and dedication to our craft. In late 2019 it was announced to team that JB Warranties would now be an Employee Owned Company (ESOP). We are grateful for this company, our team, and for our culture, this truly is the Best Place to Work!
About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
About Quantum Workplace
Quantum Workplace, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee-engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit QuantumWorkplace.com.