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Bob Helbig

Bob Helbig is the media partnerships director at Energage who works closely with our media partners to support the Top Workplaces program. Bob brings the unique perspective of having worked for a Wisconsin advertising agency that’s also a seven-time Top Workplaces winning organization. Previously, he served as the deputy business editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where he oversaw editorial coverage of Top Workplaces in southeastern Wisconsin.

4 Ways For Improving Company Culture

How To Have A Great Workplace Culture Habitec Security’s president, John Smythe, was only 22 and just a few months out of college when he received a shocking phone call from his father. “Hey, I’ve been diagnosed with leukemia,” his dad said. “You need to come home and start learning some of this stuff.” The […]

A focus on workplace culture and company values yields bottom-line results

OC Auto Team Celebrates Eight Consecutive Years as a Top Workplace The first year John Patterson’s company participated in the Top Workplaces program, the survey results surprised him. He discovered that employees at his auto dealerships were not as engaged as he thought. “I place a real high priority on harmony,” said Patterson, who owns three […]

The Importance of Trust and Values in Workplace Culture

by | December 8, 2015 | Top Workplaces, Workplace Culture

Brand Expert Says Great Companies Put Values Ahead of Profits How do great companies create long-term success? Not by focusing on the balance sheet, a corporate brand expert says, but by improving people’s lives based on strong, shared values using workplace culture. “Great companies have an amazing opportunity to provide a lifelong impact on all […]

Employees live the dream with $100,000 bonuses

A company bonus is nice. A $100,000 bonus is life-changing. That’s the amount pocketed this year by employees of Hilcorp, a Houston-based, privately held oil and gas exploration and production company. They are living “Dream 2015,” a five-year incentive plan that offered a $100,000 cash award if the company doubled its production rate, reserves, and value. […]

Good Things Come to Companies that Invest in Culture

Inside Detroit’s Top Workplaces: Good Things Come to Companies that Invest in Culture When companies invest in employees who have good attitudes and who show effort, good things will follow, top business leaders in Detroit say. Find those people, motivate them, and keep them. Nearly 500 people heard that advice from Bill Emerson, CEO of […]