March 29, 2016, Palo Alto, CA – Mindflash, a Silicon Valley tech start-up, was today honored as one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Flexibility in the United States by the Great Place to Work® Institute and Fortune magazine. The company, which provides the market leading next generation Learning Management System (LMS) used by organizations from Apple to UBER, was selected from a list of 500 semi-finalist companies of different sizes across a range of industries. Mindflash came in 4th on the list, and was one of only six Silicon Valley tech companies to receive this honor in the award’s inaugural year.
“At Mindflash, we’re striving every day to deliver industry-leading growth and innovation AND flexible workplace policies within a culture that encourages our people to make the most of them,” says Donna Wells, President and CEO of Mindflash. “While many in Silicon Valley see Growth and Culture goals as hopelessly contradictory, we see them as being critically interdependent. We’re honored by this recognition and will be inspired by it to experiment with even more innovative approaches to creating a high-satisfaction workplace within the high-technology industry.”
Mindflash and the other winning companies were selected based on responses to the Trust Index, Great Place to Work’s employee assessment survey, as well as an analysis of respondents' anonymous comments. Survey questions assessed co-workers' feelings on work-life balance, in addition to factors like communication, fairness and leadership that affect employees' ability to accommodate their personal lives without compromising their careers. Fortune and Great Place to Work also considered the range of flexible workplace programs offered at each organization and the frequency of their use.
“Creating career flexibility isn't as simple as giving people time off or the chance to adjust their schedules to meet demands at home," said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work®. “These companies have made a real investment in credible, trusting cultures that help employees achieve their goals both inside and outside the workplace.”
Mindflash provides a leading online platform for employee, partner and customer training. Its cloud-based, simple yet powerful design allows businesses to more easily create and manage critical company training programs—saving them significant time and money. No engineering or IT support is required, as there is no software to install or maintain. Courses are created using the file types that businesses already use (PowerPoint, PDF, Word, video, audio). Trainers simply upload and organize files using an intuitive course dashboard, add quizzes and then publish to the web to create self-paced new hire training, sales training, customer certification courses, etc. As needed, the software scales to support thousands of simultaneous training sessions. Mindflash works with more than 1,000 customers including Uber, Airbnb, Microsoft, Intuit and Hilton. Founded in 1999, Mindflash is a privately held company and headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. To learn more, please visit www.mindflash.com.
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