For the fourth straight year, Finch employees voted and earned Finch recognition as one of Utah Business’s Best Companies to Work for.
The annual awards presented by Utah Business recognize Utah companies that are rated by employees as the best to work for in the state. Companies with at last 25 employees can register to participate in awards for the best micro, small, medium, large, and extra-large companies. To select final recipients, Utah Business surveys employees at participating companies on pay, time off, leadership, training opportunities, culture, and more.
Finch leadership works hard to create a culture of inclusion where employees feel empowered to share opinions and ideas and create a great company atmosphere. For Bjorn Espenes, Finch CEO and founder, the award is, “…validation that everyone on our team is contributing to keeping our culture and work environment top of mind.”
Bjorn added, “Creating a work environment that is accepting, emotionally safe, challenging, and collaborative may be the biggest challenge a company has. I am beyond proud for the company to receive this award for the fourth time. Even through the hardships of the pandemic, our internal bonds and team spirit remained strong; they even rose to a new level.”
When asked what working for a company that’s won the award four times means to him, Sean Christiansen, Finch Senior Account Executive shared, “For me, it really comes down to two things that matter the most and are why I’ve been here seven years: 1) An unparalleled product that actually helps people grow their businesses and, 2) An extremely positive company culture. When you love what you do and who you do it with every day, it’s not work!”
About the Awards
Utah Business Editor-in-Chief Elle Griffin shared this about the awards, “This year, being a ‘best company’ was not about the perks. In fact, it never was. It is now, as it always has been, about being a well-managed company where employees are treated kindly and with respect. Where companies work as a team to make it through difficult times together.”
“When you love what you do and who you do it with every day, it’s not work!”
— Sean Christiansen, Finch Senior Account Executive
About the awards in a year marked by a global pandemic, Griffin added, “This year, flexibility skyrocketed. With many companies now working from home, employees expressed gratitude for the time they’ve been able to spend with their families and the ability to keep their families safe by not working from the office. Overall, they’ve also felt supported by their immediate management teams and well-informed by the virtual town halls they’ve been privy to.”
That flexibility is true for Finch employees. Thanks to being in the technology and services arena, Finch has been able to empower employees to work entirely remotely.
Award winners were recognized during a luncheon on December 8, which included both in-person and virtual attendance options. Videos created from employee submission were featured at the luncheon.