Equity Methods #1 Small Employer

Equity Methods president and CEO Takis Makridis with members of the Equity Methods team in Scottsdale. The financial consulting firm was honored as the top employer among small companies in Arizona.

Equity Methods is the #1 employer among small companies in the 2016 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona award program.  Sponsored by Republic Media (AZCentral.com, The Arizona Republic) and Best Companies AZ, the survey-based program recognizes companies that achieve high levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. This is the fourth year in a row that Equity Methods has been named to the Top Companies list, which is based on employee feedback.

All participating companies completed a two-part assessment process conducted by BCG, an independent workplace research firm. Part one of the assessment collected information about company policies, practices, benefits and demographics. Part two was an in-depth survey of employee engagement and satisfaction in eight core focus areas:

  • Leadership and Planning
  • Culture and Communications
  • Role Satisfaction
  • Work Environment
  • Relationship with Supervisor
  • Training and Development
  • Pay and Benefits
  • Overall Engagement

The two data sets were combined and analyzed to determine the rankings.

Equity Methods representatives were on hand at an award breakfast hosted by the Arizona Commerce Authority and Republic Media in Phoenix, Arizona to celebrate the state’s top employers. Raenelle James and David Outlaw accepted the award on Equity Methods’ behalf.

Equity Methods Top Companies in Arizona Awards Breakfast

David Outlaw and Raenelle James accept the Top Companies award for Equity Methods, Phoenix, Arizona, June 7, 2016. Flanking them are Megan Finnerty (left) and Mi-Ai Parrish (right), both of The Arizona Republic.

As Raenelle observed in her remarks to the assembled guests, “Having teammates so committed to serving our clients and encouraging each other to grow is a privilege we don’t take for granted.”

Equity Methods Top Companies in Arizona Awards Breakfast

Raenelle James of Equity Methods addresses guests at the Top Companies in Arizona Awards Breakfast, Phoenix, June 7, 2016.

Mi-Ai Parrish, president and publisher of Republic Media, presented the competition in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority. “This continues to be the only statewide program of its kind, designed to identity companies that foster top-notch work environments and achieve top rankings in employer practices as well as employee engagement and satisfaction scores,” he said.

“Respect for talent is a critical part of who we are as a business,” said Takis Makridis, president and CEO of Equity Methods. “We work hard to create an environment where people can have an impact, and I’m thrilled and grateful for this validation via the Top Companies program.”

Equity Methods Top Companies in Arizona Awards Breakfast

At the Top Companies in Arizona Awards Breakfast in Phoenix, June 7, 2016 (from left to right): David Outlaw; Boxian Kolb, CPA; Narine Karakhanyan; Raenelle James, CPA; and Ben Clow.

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