The customer service and atmosphere at the Radisson Cross Keys is so good that even employees who work in the small businesses that surround the idyllic getaway select the restful hotel when they need a place to rest. “When my house was being serviced I spent a week here and it was wonderful,” one happy customer said.
Customers and small business employees who have had experiences like the woman at the Cross Keys can now nominate a small business to be honored by the Steelcase brand turnstone for an award that recognizes small companies with a unique service to their customers and employees. “The Best Young Companies to Work For,” is the name of the competition. Readers have until Friday August 23, 2013, to nominate a small company that deserves this recognition.
Steelcase helps small business owners create great workspaces and turnstone is their brand. Small business owners who provide work environments that make employees enjoy coming to work will be noted for their excellent working conditions. “Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life,” Confucius said.
“The competition is restricted to businesses that have been in existence for ten years or less and employs 100 people or less. “The campaign is designed to recognize young businesses that demonstrate excellence in areas like talent retention, positive work culture, forward thinking, leadership, business innovation, community outreach, workplace wellness, effective space planning and design,” a company spokesperson said.
This nationwide search gives D.C. area small businesses an opportunity to be selected for creating a great place to work like the Cross Keys. Although business owners cannot nominate themselves for the honor the readers of the nextooze.com small business page can nominate a small business that meets the turnstone criteria.
Working for a great small business has its own rewards because with 100 or less employees everybody knows their fellow workers. Many small business employees become very close friends with their fellow workers. “You know that company you love? The one with the great office culture that consistently attracts top talents? Well, we want to hear about that company,” the competition sponsors said.
A single failed communication can end an employee/employer relationship forever. Those employers who provide excellent communication and service to their employees have accomplished a very difficult task. This week those employers can be given an opportunity receive nationwide applause for their achievement.
The small business employees who praised the Radisson Cross Keys for creating an environment that includes beautiful gardens, lovely sculptures, and scenic vistas, can now send in a nomination to let the shop owners know how much their employees and customers love the working environment the owners have created.
As an independent contractor your customer service reporter has already nominated nextooze.com for creating a great working relationship with the staff supporters at HQ. Readers can also make the nomination in ten minutes as long as the company does not employ the worker the nomination is valid. Readers have until August 23, 2013, to go to myturnstone.com to submit their nomination.
The details of the competition are very clear and easy to follow. There are only three rules:
- the business can’t be more than 10 years old
- the business can’t have more than 100 employees
- an employee can’t nominate their own company
The present writer acknowledges the small business owners, hotel staff, and customers of Cross Keys who participated in photos and interviews for the two week period prior to this article. Winners will be announced on this nextooze.com page in September 2013.