Zumasys Offers International Travel Incentive to Motivate & Retain Top Technical Talent
IRVINE, CA – August 2, 2012 – Zumasys, a leading provider of Cloud Computing and technology solutions for small-and-medium sized businesses, has been named by the Orange County Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in Orange County, California.
Zumasys operates in the fast-paced, competitive field of infrastructure technology services in Southern California where top talent is challenging to find and constantly in demand. To combat these external forces, Zumasys has always offered many of the incentives that today, may have become cliché in the technology field. Perks like a game room, self-service drink coolers, company-sponsored lunches and employee appreciation days are part of the norm at Zumasys.
However, in 2009-2010 with the downturn in the economy, it became clear that the company needed to do more to ensure employee morale and passion would be sustained, even as their personal lives or those close to them were being affected by the financial crisis. As a result, Zumasys refocused itself on employee satisfaction and retention and launched the Zumasys International Travel Incentive, which pays team members to travel outside of North America.
Under the program, Zumasys employees have traveled to Australia, Bali, China, Italy, London, Paris, Peru and Thailand. Each quarter another international destination is visited by a Zumasys employee. The goal of the program is to rejuvenate and refresh the traveler, and to give them the unique experience of engaging with another culture and the opportunity to see a piece of the greater world they live in. The result since the launch is a substantial increase in productivity, revenue, and most importantly employee retention.
“Since 2009, our revenues have increased 92.3%–this is a direct result of our exceptional people and our decision to put them first,” said Paul Giobbi, President and Co-Founder of Zumasys, Inc. “Zumasys is blessed with some of the most capable professionals in the industry and I am proud of what we have built together.”
Despite its success, Zumasys believes there is always room to improve the company and its culture and they intend to do just that. Zumasys continues to grow because of programs like the International Travel Incentive and is excited and honored to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Orange County.
About the Best Places to Work Program
To be considered for participation in the Best Places to Work in Orange County, companies had to be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity; be a publicly or privately held business; have a facility in Orange County; have at least 15 employees in Orange County; and be in business a minimum of 1 year. The actual rankings will be published in the Orange County Business Journal’s special report on the Best Places to Work in the October 29, 2012, issue of the Orange County Business Journal. Companies from across the county entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Orange County. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% 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% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Orange County, analyzed the data and determined the final rankings. For more information on the Best Places to Work in Orange County program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkOC.com.
Zumasys helps companies of every size transition their applications and infrastructure to the Cloud. Customers access the latest software and hardware technologies for a simple and predictable monthly fee thus empowering them to focus on their core business instead of running IT. Having led the way in cloud computing for six years, Zumasys delivers personalized service, world-class reliability, integrated disaster recovery, and the confidence companies need to outsource their systems and applications. The company is a NetApp Gold Service Provider and works with Citrix Systems, VMware, Cisco, Microsoft, ShoreTel and other market leaders to deliver leading edge technology solutions to nearly 2,000 customers nationwide. Zumasys was founded in September of 2000 and is headquartered in Irvine, CA. For more information, visit www.zumasys.com.