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AppRiver Named Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Florida


AppRiver, LLC, a leading provider of e-mail messaging and Web security solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Florida's Best Companies To Work For.

To identify Florida's best employers, Florida Trend magazine partnered with the Best Companies Group to recognize one hundred of the best places to work in the state. To be considered for participation, companies or government entities had to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and be at least one year old at the time of judging.

"Companies that retain the best employees with strong workplace programs are frequently the very same companies that serve their clients exceptionally well," said Florida Trend Publisher Andrew Corty. "It is our pleasure to recognize these great companies and encourage others to join them in building Florida's competitive advantage."

Companies that agreed to participate in the selection process underwent a two-part survey process. The first part of the survey involved a detailed questionnaire about company policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part of the survey consisted of an anonymous employee survey that measured employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings. Companies were not required to pay a participation fee to go through the online assessment process.

"For our coverage this year we looked carefully at the survey results to focus on the practices that distinguish the best companies from the rest. The surveys show that while employees like 'bells and whistles' types of benefits, the companies that made the list all are very good at the basics - especially at communicating with their employees and offering training and opportunities to work creatively. This year's stories are a great how-to guide for companies looking to improve," said Mark Howard, executive editor.

Firms were divided into three groups - large companies of 250 or more employees, medium-sized companies of 50 to 249 employees, and small companies of 15 to 49 employees. For the second consecutive year, AppRiver has been ranked among the top 20 medium-sized Best Companies to Work For in Florida.

"We are honored to be among the top Best Companies To Work For in Florida," said Michael Murdoch, president and CEO of AppRiver. "This award emphasizes the importance we place on our employees. It is this attention and respect that assures a high level of employee engagement, one that has led AppRiver to be the company it is today."

Founded in 2002, AppRiver provides award-winning hosted e-mail and Web security solutions to more than 45,000 businesses around the globe, without the need for additional software or hardware. To sustain high performance and continue superior business results, AppRiver offers employee programs through an internal training program, referred to as "AppRiver University." Incorporating four critical factors of employee engagement-opportunity, learning, quality of life and work-life balance-AppRiver provides on-site training/certification opportunities for employees, offering several courses designed to develop both technical and professional skills.

The Best Companies to Work For in Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group and is endorsed by HR Florida State Council. For a complete list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Florida, go to www.floridatrend.com/best_companies.asp.