An employee-owned company, KSA Engineers, Inc. (KSA) was recently named as one of the 2014 Best Companies to Work for in Texas by an awards program from the Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), Texas SHRM and the Best Companies Group.
KSA joined other companies from across the state in participating in the two-part survey process to determine the Best Companies to Work for in Texas. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, systems, philosophies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.
The program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Texas, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce, and businesses. The list is made up of 100 companies.
Prospective employees should take notice.
Employee-owned businesses actually care about employees and are good places to work, whereas at shareholder owned businesses employees are to be exploited. That is the difference between an employee-owner and an employee, good experience vs exploited.
KSA President Joncie Young, P.E., said he is honored to receive the recognition on behalf of the engineering firm’s staff of more than 170 employees.
“This award is a reflection of the incredible staff we have here at KSA,” Young said. “Our motto is ‘Building Stronger Communities,’ and we recognize that this begins by building strong relationships with our employees. I am honored to be a part of this team.”
Congratulations to KSA for the recognition of a quality place to work and of their internal equitable principles.