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ASU Enterprise Partners honored as top employer for 10th consecutive year


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The Fulton Center is home to ASU Enterprise Partners.

August 08, 2023

ASU Enterprise Partners earned a spot among the Top Companies to Work For in Arizona, marking this its 10th consecutive year achieving the award in the medium employer category.

The award was presented by Arizona Capitol Times, in partnership with Best Companies AZ and Best Companies Group, and was determined through employee surveys designed to determine the best employers in the state. The employer’s leadership, culture, communication, job satisfaction, work environment, training and development, pay and benefits, and engagement are among the qualities employees are asked about.

ASU Enterprise Partners is a private, nonprofit parent company whose mission is to provide an ecosystem of services to create solutions and generate resources to extend Arizona State University’s reach and advance its charter.

ASU Enterprise Partners supports ASU through resource raising, realty development, technology transfer, collaborative research and acceleration of ed-tech innovations. Its business units include the ASU Foundation, ASU Outreach Hub, ASURE, Enterprise Collaboratory at ASU, RealmSpark, University Realty LLC and Milo Space Science Institute.

“At Enterprise Partners, our top priority is the professional development and job fulfillment of our employees,” ASU Enterprise Partners Chief Executive Officer Dan Dillon said. “Our leadership strives to ensure our employees know every day how critical they are to our overall success.”

Since earning the award in the previous year, ASU Enterprise Partners has been at work developing new and exciting outlets for the company to express gratitude and appreciation for its employees.

ASU Enterprise Partners Chief People Officer Gina Miller helped evolve the way employees receive recognition with the introduction of Awardco, a digital platform designed to recognize and reward those employees that go above and beyond or achieve something significant.

“We wanted to offer something new for our employees, something that really helps communicate the gratitude we have for everyone,” Miller said. “Awardco helps us do that in a meaningful way.”

The platform is used as a communication tool for ASU Enterprise Partners to celebrate employees’ special milestones, such as work anniversaries, finishing a degree, birthdays and more. It also serves as a tool for communicating employee-to-employee gratitude, strengthening the workplace culture and allowing everyone to feel as though they are making a difference with their job.

Along with Awardco, ASU Enterprise Partners offers full-time employees health, wellness and retirement benefits, plus budgeting and personal finance tools, an employer-paid health reimbursement account, employer-paid 401(k) match and discretionary contributions, a hybrid work schedule, discounted tuition to take classes at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona for employees and their immediate family, and access to hundreds of complimentary digital personal and professional development courses.

In addition, ASU Enterprise Partners hosts employee appreciation lunches and company-sponsored family events, along with employees receiving their birthday off with pay, in addition to 12 weeks of paid parental leave, vacation and sick time, and a comprehensive holiday schedule.

Written by Richard Canas

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