Top Workplaces in Atlanta 2013
The AJC identifies the top places to work in Atlanta through employee surveys
If you are a motorist, bicyclist or pedestrian on a journey, directions are significant. Reaching the destination can become difficult without instructions — north or west?
The balance of power in the workplace is starting to shift. As the economy improves, the bosses who have been using fear of job loss to bully their workers — instead of treating them with respect — will increasingly find themselves behind the curve, as valuable employees bolt for better options.
What was striking for a visitor at the Virtual Properties Realty headquarters in Duluth on Valentine’s Day eve was what did and did not adorn its walls and doors.
All morning, they streamed in and out of what resembled three furniture showrooms, examining the tables, chairs, sofas and general decor.
By Mike Tierney For the AJC Strolling through the lobby of an elegant Buckhead office tower, amid the suits and the skirts, was a backpacked 20-something in shorts, sweatshirt and Crocs.
By Mike Tierney For the AJC The heads of the three companies recognized as metro Atlanta’s top workplaces — Steve Wagner of Virtual Properties Realty, Mike Pitcher of LeasePlan and Adam Blitzer of Pardot at ExactTarget — field questions on various topics ranging from communication and employee training to gearing up for a brighter economy.
How did the AJC select its list of top workplaces? And how can a company be nominated? More than 1,200 companies were nominated or asked to participate in the 2013 contest by the AJC and its partner, Workplace Dynamics, after employees across the metro area responded to print and online solicitations that began appearing in October.