I started working for Zumasys 10 years ago, and when I started, we were a small company, custom building white-box servers for small to midsize businesses. Nothing could have prepared me for the kind of company I would be working for today.
Last Wednesday, Zumasys was awarded not one, but three awards by the Orange County Register at their Top Workplaces award ceremony at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Together, these awards reflect our evolution as a company, which is what makes it such a special moment in our history.
First, we were named the #2 Top Workplace in the small business category, which is a huge honor. It’s easy to understand why our employees rate the company so highly, with things like our Travel Incentive Program and Presidents’ Club. It’s truly an amazing place to work.
We were also recognized with the Leadership Award for small businesses, an exciting recognition of the efforts of all our leaders (and truly, everyone on the Zumasys team) in creating the culture that makes Zumasys such an amazing company to work for.
But being a top workplace is about more than just giving employees a great place to work—it’s about giving them a great place to be a human being.
So the highlight of the night for me was when we also won #1 in Social Responsibility in the small business category.
In addition to our 1% Program, we spent 2013 fundraising on multiple levels for people in need all over the country, particularly with Second Harvest Food Bank. Gaining Through Giving is a concept that has taken root across our whole organization, and it gives us that higher purpose and deeper sense of meaning that we’re all looking for in our jobs. The search for ethical balance in business is a career-long journey, so we’re grateful for the affirmation this award brings for the work we’ve done so far.
Every company can make a difference in the world. If you’re wondering how to make this happen at your business, your employees can show you the way. Let them pick the causes near and dear to their hearts, and empower them to make a difference. You’ll change lives for the better, inside your company and out. And what’s better than that?
The OC Register put together a sweet video about Zumasys, starring our own Paul Giobbi. You can watch the OC Register’s video here.