Spirion Marks 15 Year Anniversary with Great Place to Work Certification™
Company Ranks Among Top Quartile of 2021 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in the U.S.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., September 21, 2021 –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spirion, a pioneer in data protection and compliance, today announced it has earned a Great Place to Work Certification. The certification is the only award granted based entirely upon employee input about the quality of work experience and company culture. For Spirion, 79 percent of employees have reported that the company is a great place to work―20 points higher than the average U.S. company.
As the company celebrates its 15th anniversary, this certification also places Spirion among the top quartile of the best companies in the U.S. in the areas of employee fairness, camaraderie, and respect; management credibility; and company pride.
“The data protection and privacy industry move at a breakneck pace. Organizations that succeed in this cutting-edge technology area need to innovate their culture along with their product” says Ryan O’Leary, Research Manager for Privacy and Legal Technology at IDC. “Spirion understands that the people behind the product matter just as much as the product itself and is positioned to continue to grow in this strong market.”
Great Place to Work®, is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention, and increased innovation. Since 1992, the organization has surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by our employees and Great Place to Work for our high-quality work experience and employee well-being. We value our employees and recognize the benefits of prioritizing wellness by implementing summer hours and mandatory shutdowns for instance,” said Kevin Coppins, CEO and president, Spirion. “The Spirion team is united by our meaningful mission to protect what matters most―the sensitive personal data of our colleagues, customers, and communities. We each bring our authentic selves to work and value the individual above all else focused on the impact made versus activity.”
According to Great Place to Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93 percent more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits, and have a fair chance at promotion.
“Great Place to Work Certification isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Spirion is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”
Over the course of the company’s 15-year history, Spirion made impressive strides in technology advancements, customer retention and employee satisfaction that will continue into 2022. Michael Calderone, newly appointed Director of Human Resources commented, “It goes without saying that Spirion’s business growth and acceleration of productivity is directly related to its employees. I look forward to building upon the incredible culture and people that already exist within Spirion and excited to work with the team to hire the next great talent that will continue this amazing momentum.”
About Great Place to Work Certification™
Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.
Spirion has relentlessly solved real data protection problems since 2006 with accurate, contextual discovery of structured and unstructured data; purposeful classification; automated real-time risk remediation; and powerful analytics and dashboards to give organizations greater visibility into their most at-risk data and assets. Spirion’s Privacy-Grade data protection software enables organizations to reduce risk exposure, gain visibility into their data footprint, improve business efficiencies and decision-making while facilitating compliance with data protection laws and regulations.