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Inspirus Named to “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” List

Posted by Cara Pilgrim

March 28, 2017 at 6:00 AM

GPTW_Employee_Event.pngFORT WORTH, Texas — (March 28, 2017) Inspirus, a Sodexo Group company, has been recognized as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” again.

Managed by the Best Companies Group, the distinguished award recognizes exceptional companies in the Lone Star State. As a recipient, Inspirus was celebrated at an awards event and featured in Texas Monthly’sLone Stars Shining: 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas” issue.

The selection process consists of two parts – an employer questionnaire and an employee survey – to collect detailed data and information about participating businesses. The Employer Benefits and Policies questionnaire gathers information such as company practices and demographics, while the Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey is completed by company employees who respond to in-depth statements and questions. The results are then analyzed and categorized according to core focus areas that include leadership and planning, role satisfaction, work environment, pay and benefits, overall engagement and more.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, employee experience, Best Companies, award, Lone Stars Shining

Sodexo Ventures Invests in LifeDojo to Bolster Innovation and Capabilities within Health & Well-being

Posted by Charlla Feller-Davis

February 7, 2017 at 6:00 AM

FORT WORTH, Texas — (February 7, 2017) Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, announced today that its strategic venture capital fund Sodexo Ventures has closed an investment in LifeDojo Inc., a leader in person-centered corporate behavior change. The investment gives Sodexo Ventures a minority stake in the company as well as the ability to provide digital-centric innovative services to clients as part of its comprehensive Quality of Life mission.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Health, Health and well-being, quality of life

Inspirus CEO to Receive Women on the Move Award

Posted by Charlla Feller-Davis

November 3, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Mia_Mends_July_2015-3.jpgFORT WORTH, Texas — (November 3, 2016) Mia Mends, CEO of Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services, USA and Inspirus, has been named to the Class of 2016 for the Texas Executive Women (TEW) Women on the Move award. Mends is among only 10 who will receive the award, which recognizes exceptional Houston women who exemplify the core values of TEW through their professional and civic achievements. 

The recipients will be honored on November 15 at the Bayou City Event Center in Houston during a luncheon, which serves as the primary source of funding for TEW’s scholarship fund and mentoring programs.

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Topics: Rewards and Recognition, Employee Engagement, Inspirus Leadership, Women on the Move, Texas Executive Women

Inspirus Named One of the Best Medium Workplaces in the Country by Great Place to Work and Fortune

Posted by Charlla Feller-Davis

October 13, 2016 at 2:15 PM

GPTW_Employee_Event.pngFORT WORTH, Texas – (October 13, 2016) We are proud to announce that Inspirus has recently been named one of the Best Medium Workplaces in The United States by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based on employee survey feedback. The list is based on employees’ anonymous responses to a survey about their levels of trust, pride and camaraderie at work, and out of the top 100 organizations, Inspirus placed 68th.

Published together with Fortune, the Best Small & Medium Workplaces rankings are based upon feedback from more than 52,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified companies. Employees completed the anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, including, for example, their assessment of the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees' personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues.

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Topics: work-life-integration, Community, motivating employees, Well-being, Rewards and Recognition

Inspirus Named a Top Recognition Provider by HRO Today for Ninth Consecutive Year

Posted by Cara Pilgrim

September 19, 2016 at 10:43 AM

FORT WORTH, Texas – (September 19, 2016) For the ninth consecutive year, Inspirus has once again been named as a top recognition provider by HRO Today Magazine’s Baker’s Dozen Survey. Inspirus is a market leader in the recognition category, with an employee engagement platform that combines recognition with global rewards, well-being, learning, safety, and engagement measurement. That’s what Inspirus does every day as part of Sodexo’s Quality of Life Services offerings. 

The 2016 Baker’s Dozen Survey is a compilation of anonymous customer feedback which is then analyzed across three subcategories: service breadth, deal sizes and quality. HRO Today accumulates the data by weighing each question and category based on importance and using a predetermined algorithm. The scores are calculated in each subcategory, and the companies are then ranked overall according to the highest scores. The top 13 companies get published by HRO Today Magazine. 

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Topics: Rewards and Recognition, Employee Engagement, Analytics

Sodexo Acquires Inspirus LLC

Posted by Charlla Feller-Davis

September 7, 2016 at 6:30 AM

FORT WORTH, Texas — (Sept. 7, 2016) — Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, announced today it has acquired Inspirus, a 120-people strong engagement services company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. The acquisition allows Sodexo to offer a comprehensive employee engagement proposition through state-of-the-art technology to companies of all sizes — in the U.S. and globally — delivering greater value and a stronger strategic partnership with Sodexo’s current and future customers.

“Our mission at Inspirus is to bring joy to work,” said Pete Chambers, chairman and CEO of Inspirus. “Sodexo’s acquisition of Inspirus allows the company to accelerate that mission through the immediate expansion of our global reach and capabilities, and the addition of key solutions and innovations spearheaded by Sodexo. This is an industry-changing acquisition. We are incredibly excited about the future and are honored to become part of the Sodexo family.”

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Topics: Well-being, Rewards and Recognition, Learning, Employee Engagement, Safety, Global, Incentives, Acquisition, Service Anniversaries, Analytics

Inspirus Recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite

Posted by Cara Pilgrim

August 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM

FORT WORTH, Texas – (August 16, 2016) The American Heart Association has again recognized Inspirus as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite and recipient of the Worksite Innovation Award.

“As a leader and innovator in the employee engagement industry, we practice what we preach, providing programs and activities that engage our employees every single day,” says Lesa Blakey, vice president of human resources and culture. “Because wellness programs pay a vital role in employee engagement, we take this very seriously at Inspirus. Being recognized for it for three consecutive years is an honor.”

The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce, helping worksites make their employees’ health and well-being a priority. Criteria for the advanced Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite recognition include: offering employees physical activity options in the workplace; promoting a wellness culture at work; increasing healthy eating options at the worksite; and demonstrating measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness. The elite Worksite Innovation Award is available only to companies that have creatively implemented programs to promote physical activity in the workplace in addition to achieving high-level Fit-Friendly criteria.

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Topics: Wellness, employee wellness programs, Well-being, Employee Engagement, Fitness, Health

IDG’s Computerworld Names Inspirus to 2016 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT

Posted by Charlla Feller-Davis

June 20, 2016 at 9:56 AM

FORT WORTH, Texas – (June 20, 2016) For the third time in as many months, Fort Worth-based Inspirus has been named to a “2016 Best Workplaces” list. First came the Best Companies to Work for in Texas, followed by the nation’s 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back. Today, IDG’s Computerworld announces Inspirus as one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in IT, ranking it No. 25 among organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees.

This year marks Inspirus’ debut on this annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals. The recognized organizations, which challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation, will be included in coverage in Computerworld along with results from the 23rd annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.

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Inspirus Named One of Best Workplaces for Giving Back

Posted by Charlla Feller-Davis

May 5, 2016 at 5:50 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas – (May 5, 2016) The results are in, and Inspirus has been named one of the nation’s 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back, a new ranking by Great Place to Work® and media partner Fortune.

 Inspirus ranked 34th on the list, which recognizes companies that give their employees the chance to make a positive impact both on and off the job.

 Some 240,000 employee assessment surveys were analyzed from nearly 600 companies in a diverse range of industries. Employees rated their sense that they make a difference in their jobs, the meaningfulness of their work and the impact they feel their organizations make in the community. The list also took into account the generosity of the companies’ community-oriented programs relative to their size and revenue.

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Inspirus Makes ‘Best Companies to Work for in Texas’ List for 7th Consecutive Year

Posted by Charlla Feller-Davis

April 7, 2016 at 11:55 AM

FORT WORTH, Texas – (April 7, 2016) Inspirus — the employee engagement technology company where employees live the vision “Bring Joy to Work, One Experience at a Time” — has once again been recognized on the 2016 “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” list.

Inspirus has made the prestigious list for seven consecutive years, this year ranking 24th. A project of Best Companies Group, the Texas Association of Business and the Texas Society for Human Resource Management, the coveted award is based on an anonymous, in-depth employee engagement and satisfaction survey as well as an organizational overview of workplace policies, systems, philosophies, practices and demographics. Recipients are celebrated at an awards event and featured in Texas Monthly’s “Lone Stars Shining: 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas” issue.

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