Zumobi For The Win, Best Seattle Companies To Work For

MeritShare would like to congratulate one of our first clients, Zumobi on winning Three! 2012 W3 Awards.

Zumobi’s MSN Autos app was named a Gold Winner and placed among the top 10 percent of all entries. The company also received Silver awards for their MSN Money and Sporting News NCAA Football apps. The 2012 W3 Awards competition drew more than 3,000 entries created by some of the best interactive agencies and designers worldwide.

Ken Willner, CEO of Zumobi says: “Enabling the most engaging mobile experiences possible is at Zumobi’s core and we’re honored that our work is being recognized among some of the most innovative digital programs of the year,”.

Zumobi is also one of the best places to work in Seattle according to Seattle Business Magazine.  Rewards and recognition are a critical component of Zumobi’s winning formula.  Zumobi values their employees and is using MeritShare to help build a great culture of appreciation and recognition.

Many people at Zumobi have been honored with appreciation and recognition on MeritShare. Recent winners include:

Christina Elsberry
Ben Painter
Kristin Spanton
Daniel Clark
Michael Hradek
Pat Binkley
Brian Twigg
Charles Stuart
Andrea Bruch

Congratulations to everyone at Zumobi.

If you are looking for a great place to work and a company that is defining our mobile future, check out their jobs here.

 

 

Favorite Tweets From Staffing Management Association Seattle

Team MeritShare recently attended a fantastic day of keynote speakers and panels (we were on one) at the 8th Annual SMA Staffing Symposium.  Topics included best practices, HR technology, and trends and employment and recruiting.  Here are some of our favorite tweets from the conference.  Add any of your favorites in the comment section below:

Hiring managers generally don’t care about candidate source if you hire quality, fast says @vlastelica #smaseattle
— betsybasch (@betsybasch)

@peopleshark : Social media is not just a channel, it’s a conversation tool #smaseattle
— Mark (@ihirepeople)

Feature your employees to build your brand. @peopleshark #smaseattle
— WhitePages TechGirl (@WPTechGrl)

Plug: Employee Motivation That Works

Play an advisor role in your org, help others solve their problems instead of selling them on your solutions. #leadership #smaseattle
— Travis Pearl (@TravisPearl)

 @jer425 if you are on social media and someone reaches out to you–hit the reply button or get out of social media #smaseattle
— Marvin Smith (@talentcommunity)

 RT @betsybasch: Share the good, bad, and ugly with candidates; interviews are 2 way streets says @merturner #smaseattle
— Fresh Consulting (@freshconsulting)

 @knakao @vlastelica loving this session. Nothing like oiled up muscles and #recruiting.
— Heather Nadeau (@heather_nadeau)

@vlastelica Not being afraid to rock your ’87 mullet on the big screen @smaseattle #HowNotToSuck
— Shaundar(@ShaundarNW)

 @vlastelica #smaseattle #hownottosuck ..how many tweets until its off? #betterthanaerobics
— LillianTaylorBlackmo (@LTaylorBlackmon)

 Fixing your candidate experience actually leads to fixing your overall recruiting process. #fact #SMASeattle
— Carmen Hudson (@peopleshark)

 Career agility is a spot on talking point here at #smaseattle. Lots of employers looking at that first.
— Lance Haun (@thelance)

If you are not planning to support a more fluid workforce, you are going to get pummeled by the labor market! #SMASeattle
— Master Burnett (@masterburnett)

 MT @meritshare: Codify your company culture- get individual contributors who embody that culture in a room, let them define it. #smaseattle
— Brett Greene (@BrettGreene)

#smaseattle social panel harmony..@peopleshark @jer425 and I just agreed…
— Kat Drum (@katdrum)

 How to keep a great recruiter?”Make sure to give recruiters career growth” – @merturner #SMASeattle
— Kevin Nakao (@knakao)

 

Best Places To Work in Seattle & Washington: What You Need To Know

MeritShare can help you drive employee engagement. Contact kevin@meritshare.com for more information

Winning a “Best Places To Work” designation can really help with your recruiting and appeal to top candidates.  Participation is also a great check point on the health of your work culture.   Get your employees engaged now with MeritShare and make sure you submit your application by the deadlines below.

Seattle Business Magazine
More information and web page
Submission Deadline: 1/1/2013
Awards Event: June 2013

Seattle Met Magazine
More information and web page
Submission Deadline:  Sign-up now for updates, estimated Feb/Mar entry submission.

Awards Event: TBD

Washingtonian
Submission Deadline: February 2013
More information and web page
Awards Event:  November 2013