Search Influence Named a Best Place to Work in New Orleans
September 19, 2016
Search Influence, the Gulf Coast’s largest online marketing agency, has been named a Best Place to Work by New Orleans CityBusiness in its 14th annual survey. To be considered, Search Influence had to complete an extensive nomination form disclosing workforce data such as salaries, benefits, retention levels, and employee advancement. Then, company employees had to complete a survey to measure workplace culture.
CityBusiness selected 35 honorees in the large company category (more than 50 employees) and 15 honorees in the small business category (fewer than 50 employees). With almost 80 full-time employees in New Orleans and 100+ contracted writers, Search Influence is an honoree in the large company category. All 50 companies chosen will be honored at an awards event on Friday, Dec. 2. The top three large and small companies will be announced at the event.
This is the second time Search Influence has been named a Best Place to Work in New Orleans; the first time was in 2012.
“While we’re proud of all of our awards and accolades we have received in the 10 years Search Influence has been in business, this is the one we cherish the most,” said Will Scott, CEO and co-founder of Search Influence. “Our goal has always been to provide the best possible workplace for our employees. In order to do that, this year, our team developed a list of core values—collaborative, hungry, agile, reliable, genuine, effective, and dedicated—that we could all embrace, celebrate, and reward. We call it “CHARGED.”
“Every day, all team members have the opportunity through KUDOS cards to recognize their colleagues when they demonstrate a core value,” added Angie Scott, COO and co-founder of Search Influence.
“This daily recognition has created an atmosphere where people feel valued and appreciated. The best Kudos cards are chosen, and those team members get gift cards to area businesses,” added Angie. To keep CHARGED top-of-mind, Search Influence created posters, banners, and mouse pads, which can be found all over the office.
According to Paula Keller French, Director of Account Management, “What makes Search Influence different from other companies is that our core values are known and truly embraced by everyone. We hire smart people who embody our values. There isn’t any ambiguity on if a person would be a good fit or not.”