ZweigWhite's Best Firms Benchmarking Reports Offer a Strategic Tool for A/E Firms in 2010

Top Quote ZweigWhite's 2010 Best Firms To Work For identifies the most exceptional practices in HR management and off-the-charts employee satisfaction in architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 21, 2010 - WAYLAND, MA - Using collected data from almost 200 firms, and more than 14,000 employees, ZweigWhite has created a strategic tool that can be used by firms to compare their practices to the "2010 Best Firms"-the Best Firms To Work For Benchmarking Reports.

    These reports are an indispensable strategic tool and guide, conducted through detailed comparisons and analysis against the A/E industries top-performing firms, as identified by the 2010 Best Firms To Work For Rankings. The most important benefits of these reports are for firms to understand employee perception of their role and value, and identify crucial areas of improvement.

    "The results from the report pointed us in specific directions. It identified issues we could begin working on right away and allowed us to benchmark our firm against top firms. We've since used the information to make presentations to our associates and executive committee," said K. Kyra, HR Resource Manager at Barry Isett & Associates, Inc., a 100-person consulting engineering firm.

    Valuable for firm leaders, managers and HR professionals, the feedback, information and data in these reports will support a firm's effort towards constructing or rebuilding a solid team, consistent work ethic and an inspiring workplace.

    "The Benchmarking Report captured completely honest employee feedback. It gave us a good review of our firm, enabled specific discussion around the results, and identified where we're weak and where we're strong. From that, we could implement some changes" says Heather Chism, Senior Associate HR Director at Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, a 1000-person multidiscipline consulting and engineering firm.

    Christine Brack, a principal and consultant with ZweigWhite, emphasizes the importance of the data drawn from the report to a firm's continued growth and survival. "A firm's human capital is its most important asset and this places incredible pressure on recruiting and retention efforts. The Best Firms To Work For Benchmarking Reports assist HR in understanding what really matters to employees as well as in identifying the high return areas that will produce the most visible results."

    About ZweigWhite:
    ZweigWhite is the nation's leader in enhancing business performance for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms. The ZweigWhite team consists of experts in strategic business planning, business valuation, ownership transition, human resources management, finance and administration, mergers and acquisitions, market research, marketing, project management and project delivery methods who collectively produce a comprehensive suite of products and services, including newsletters, industry reports, executive training, business conferences, and advisory services covering virtually every aspect of firm management. The firm is headquartered in Wayland, MA, with additional offices in, Chicago, IL, Durham, NC, Fayetteville, AR and Washington, DC. The ownership of ZweigWhite are investors Eli Global and BIA Digital Partners, and management including Mssrs. Zweig and Friedrichs.

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