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ASU Enterprise Partners named top employer for 7th year


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June 29, 2020

ASU Enterprise Partners earned high marks as an employer for 2019, making it a Top Company to Work for in Arizona for the seventh consecutive year.

The nonprofit organization raises resources on behalf of Arizona State University and was one of 120 employers selected for the award presented by Republic Media and the Arizona Commerce Authority. Companies with at least 25 employees are evaluated through surveys to employers and employees regarding leadership, culture, communication, job satisfaction, work environment, training and development, pay and benefits and engagement. The firms are ranked based on their composite scores in each area.

“We are thrilled to again be recognized as a Top Company to Work for in Arizona,” ASU Enterprise Partners CEO Dan Dillion said. “We pride ourselves on having a culture that is focused on serving, engaging, innovating and caring for ASU, our community and our employees.”

ASU Enterprise Partners operates under the philosophy that its success comes from ensuring its employees are happy, healthy and successful in all aspects of life, he said.

That includes a culture of caring, family-friendly benefits and a host of offerings for health and wellness and personal and professional development. Employees have the opportunity to enjoy complimentary on-site yoga during lunch and participate in periodic health assessments. Employees also receive complimentary personal finance tools and a paid day off for their birthdays. 

“The organization provides unique staff events, including all-staff movies, bring your kid to work day, gingerbread house decorating contests and motivational speakers,” said Cheryl Shumate, vice president of human resources. “We recognize that people spend a lot of time at work and want to provide a place that is fulfilling and fun. That’s why we hold so many events focused on engagement, appreciation and wellness.”

Professionally, employees complete DISC assessments when they are hired to learn about their communication style and how they respond to conflict and stress to improve communications with colleagues who may have a different style. Employees also have access to mentorships that may lead to a future career path within the organization or supplement their understanding of other departments in their current roles.

“Our employees are our greatest asset and we want to provide them an enriching work environment to help them grow personally and professionally,” Dillon said.

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