ATLANTA (November 13, 2023) – Sparq is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place To Work®, the global authority on workplace culture, for the second year in a row. This award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at the company. This year, 77% of employees said it’s a great place to work – 20 points higher than the average U.S. company. Additionally, 89% of employees said that when you join Sparq, you’re made to feel welcome.
Sparq is committed to creating high-quality IT careers in places where they otherwise might not have existed, while helping clients accelerate their digital transformation journey. Part of this commitment includes a strong focus on DEI throughout the organization. Over the last year, the number of women colleagues has increased by 38% and the number of BIPOC colleagues has increased by 53%.
“At Sparq, we’re proud to have cultivated a workplace where diverse talents and backgrounds are celebrated,” said Robin Stenzel, Chief People Officer at Sparq. “By doing so, it fosters an environment where collaboration and innovation thrive. Earning the Great Place to Work® certification two years in a row is a wonderful recognition that our colleagues feel engaged and fulfilled.”
Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.
“Great Place To Work Certification is a highly coveted achievement that requires consistent and intentional dedication to the overall employee experience,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, the Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place To Work. She emphasizes that Certification is the sole official recognition earned by the real-time feedback of employees regarding their company culture. “By successfully earning this recognition, it is evident that Sparq stands out as one of the top companies to work for, providing a great workplace environment for its employees.”
According to Great Place To Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits and have a fair chance at promotion.
About Great Place to Work Certification™
Great Place To Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place To Work-Certified.
About Great Place To Work®
As the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work® brings 30 years of groundbreaking research and data to help every place become a great place to work for all. Their proprietary platform and For All™ Model helps companies evaluate the experience of every employee, with exemplary workplaces becoming Great Place To Work Certified™ or receiving recognition on a coveted Best Workplaces™ List.
Sparq is the leading provider of outsourced digital engineering to design, build and deploy digital applications, products and experiences. Sparq’s unique U.S.-led, blended onshore/nearshore delivery model maximizes cost effectiveness, clear communication and the ability to quickly scale. Scrum-as-a-Service®, Sparq’s unique engagement framework for Agile digital product engineering, provides rapid and flexible deployment of multidisciplinary teams via an elastic consumption model and predictable monthly pricing. The company provides world-class solutions for technology-driven and Fortune 1000 clients across various industries including Logistics and Transportation, Healthcare, Financial Services and Insurance, and High-Tech. For more information, please visit www.teamsparq.com.
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