Kahler Slater Named a Best Workplace in the Nation for Ninth Consecutive Year

October 25, 2012

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Oct. 25, 2012

Kahler Slater Named a Best Workplace in the Nation for Ninth Consecutive Year
Architecture and Experience Design Firm is One of Only Five Companies to Appear on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces List Every Year

MILWAUKEE – For the ninth consecutive year, Kahler Slater, an award-winning architecture and experience design firm, has been named one of the best small companies to work for in the nation. The company is ranked number 15 among small companies on the Great Place to Work® 2012 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published today in FORTUNE magazine.

The annual list recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. In its ninth year, the competition is divided into two categories – Small Workplaces (50-250 employees) and Medium Workplaces (251-999 employees). Kahler Slater is one of only five small and medium-sized companies to have received the honor each year since the list’s inception in 2004.

Kahler Slater was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list. Applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about the company’s programs and practices. Great Place to Work then evaluates each application based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

“We are honored to again be named a best workplace,” said Jim Rasche, co-chief executive officer and managing director of Kahler Slater’s Singapore office. “It tells us that we continue to do the right things to create a workplace environment that fosters trust and teamwork while inspiring our people to do great creative work.”

Co-CEO George Meyer added, “To be honored by Great Place to Work nine years in a row is huge. Our culture and our employees have grown with the times. Our next challenge is to expand our informal mentoring program so we can prepare today for the next nine years of change and growth.”

Rasche added, “One way we’ve worked together at Kahler Slater to get through these challenging economic times is by fostering our creative culture. This is the way companies will remain relevant during the next 100 years.”

“The Best Small & Medium Workplace list grows more competitive every year and this list represents the best of the best,” said Susan Lucas-Conwell, global chief executive officer of Great Place to Work. “While each company is unique, what they have in common are strong cultures that support positive workplaces.”

She 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. Follow Kahler Slater online at www.kahlerslater.com and on Twitter at @KAHLERSLATER.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is a global consulting and management training firm specializing in workplace excellence and development of high-trust organizational cultures. Its proprietary research tool, the Trust Index© Employee Survey, is taken by over 10 million employees in 45 countries annually. Leading companies worldwide apply its Model® to increase the levels of trust across their organizations and drive business results. Annually, Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

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