Our AppleOne San Francisco Bay Region received a 5th place ranking among small-sized firms in the “2014 Best Places To Work in the Bay Area” contest sponsored by the San Francisco Business Times. Accepting the award on behalf of AppleOne was Anne Schlaff, Regional Vice President for AppleOne’s Bay Area Region at a ceremony at the San Francisco Hilton on April 16th.
More than 450 companies were considered for recognition as one of the Best Places to Work and we are very proud of the efforts from the offices that make up our San Francisco Bay region – San Francisco, San Mateo, Walnut Creek, Santa Clara, Fremont, Oakland, San Jose, Pleasanton and San Rosa.
The competition website had this to say about why this region won the Best Places to Work award:
AppleOne Employment Services is number 5 among small-sized Best Places to Work, with 56 employees and headquarters in Santa Clara.
Corporate philosophy, core values, management best practices, employee empowerment and recognition are among many of the reasons why employees say they enjoy working for AppleOne Employment Services. The company has experienced tremendous growth in the 50 years they have been in business and continues to operate in a very entrepreneurial way. Creativity and out of the box thinking is encouraged, valued and recognized, along with all of the training support which is provided.
“It is my belief that I work better when I am happy, and that others do the same”” says Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO of the ACT-1 Group, which includes AppleOne.“ Bernie Howroyd, our President believes that all employees and candidates are the center of our universe and treats us this way. He motivates everyone by either visiting branch offices or calling by phone to directly share his words of wisdom. There is personal fulfillment for all who work at AppleOne as we believe in our core values of Client for Life relationship and our commitment “To find, to understand and to fulfill the needs of another”
One word about what employees find as most fun about working for AppleOne: Founders’ Club! All employees work towards the goal of attending a special annual event which is held in places like Cabo, Cancun, or other exotic locations. This is where everyone looks forward to being recognized as a top performer to attend along with a guest to an company paid trip to relax and have fun together!