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AHEAD Named a 2018 “Best Workplace” by Inc. Magazine

AHEAD recognized for its ongoing efforts to attract, develop, and maintain top talent.

AHEAD, a leading provider of IT consulting and enterprise cloud solutions, today announced its inclusion in Inc. magazine’s 2018 “Best Workplaces” list, which recognizes private American companies that go above and beyond to create exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. Based on the results of an employee survey, AHEAD is recognized for providing best-in-class health care benefits, work/life balance opportunities, and continuous learning for all positions.

AHEAD empowers employees to achieve their personal bests by giving them the autonomy to pursue their interests and continue their education and career development. Through its open office layouts, AHEAD inspires teamwork and enables employees to solve problems across departmental lines. In addition to providing frequent team building activities—such as game room tournaments, cooking competitions, happy hours, and an annual family picnic—AHEAD also encourages and supports a peer-to-peer recognition program that rewards individuals who embody AHEAD’s three core values – Collaborate, Innovate, and Drive.

“As a company, we seek to continuously transform ourselves with quality, and maintain a passionate and productive culture,” said Dan Adamany, founder and CEO at AHEAD. “Doing so enables us to drive positive outcomes for both clients and employees. We’re honored to be recognized by Inc. and our team members for this ongoing commitment.”

The 2018 Inc. “Best Workplaces” Awards assessed applicants on the basis of benefits offered and employees’ responses to a unique, 30-question survey fielded by each of the applying companies. Responses were evaluated by the research team at Quantum Workplace. For its results to qualify, each company had to achieve a statistically significant response rate based on employee count. Survey scores account for employer size to level the playing field between small and large businesses. All companies had to have minimum of 10 employees and to be U.S.-based, privately held and independent—that is, not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.

“By including an employee survey into this year’s Best Workplaces selection process, we’ve really raised the bar. Companies that don’t score at the very top of their peer group don’t make the cut. So, our hats are off to the winners. They all excelled at engaging their workers, making them feel appreciated, and aligning them behind a mission. And remember, that’s not just our opinion: The employees told us that themselves,” says James Ledbetter, Inc. editor-in-chief.

As experts in designing and deploying enterprise cloud infrastructure, AHEAD takes the guesswork out of IT modernization to helps clients achieve the speed and flexibility that their businesses demand from technology along with the security and savings they require. For employment opportunities, visit https://www.thinkahead.com/work-at-ahead/.

For more information about Inc.’s “Best Workplaces” award, visit https://www.inc.com/magazine/201806/greg-harris-aaron-brown/methodology-best-workplaces-2018.html