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Kahler Slater Honored as a Best Workplace in the Nation for 11th Consecutive Year
Architecture and Experience Design Firm Named to Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces List
MILWAUKEE – For the 11th consecutive year, Great Place to Work® has honored architecture and experience design firm Kahler Slater as one of the best small companies to work for in the United States. The firm has 114 employees and offices in Milwaukee; Madison, Wis.; and Singapore.
The firm is ranked number 13 among small companies on the 2014 Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list,, published today in FORTUNE magazine. Kahler Slater has been named to the list every year since the list’s inception in 2004.
Great Place to Work selects the honorees based on five dimensions of workplace culture: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. The annual list is divided into two categories – Small Workplaces (25-250 employees) and Medium Workplaces (251-999 employees). Applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about benefits programs and company practices.
George Meyer, Kahler Slater co-chief executive officer, said, “We’re growing significantly, and our team is expanding to accommodate that growth. Great Place to Work selects its honorees largely based on employee surveys, so being named to the Best Small Workplaces list is a sign that we’re doing the right things to help ensure that we continue to attract and retain great talent.”
Jim Rasche, Kahler Slater co-CEO and managing director of the firm’s Singapore office, added, “We are thrilled to be named a Great Place to Work 11 years running. It is both a great source of pride and an important measuring stick for us. It’s an indication that we continue to foster the type of workplace culture that sparks great creative work – an environment that is based on trust and teamwork.”
“The work of these companies is quite impressive,” said Great Place to Work CEO China Gorman of the companies on the 2014 list. “They provide an example that others can look to, to see what kind of outstanding workplace is possible – regardless of size, industry or other circumstances. For example, the growth that many of these companies are experiencing is tremendous, and they are paying close attention to culture every step of the way. This focus on a strong cultural foundation will help pave the way for continued success as they serve their employees and their customers.”
Gorman added that organizations that foster such workplace cultures often see such benefits as better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.
The complete list is available at www.greatplacetowork.com.
About Kahler Slater
Founded in 1908, Milwaukee-based Kahler Slater began as a regional provider of architecture and interior design services and has grown to become a global, award-winning team of Experience Designers. With three offices in the United States and Singapore, Kahler Slater is a team of creative problem-solvers who work with visionary clients seeking better experiences and environments for themselves and the people they serve.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including Best Companies lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work Best Small & Medium Workplaces list.