Companies Recognized Based Solely on Employee Survey of Workplace Culture
METAIRIE—Aug. 17, 2020—New Orleans engineering design and consulting firm M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) has been selected as one of New Orleans’ Top Workplaces by The Times-Picayune and The New Orleans Advocate. The awards benchmark outstanding employers in New Orleans committed to cultivating a great workplace as a foundation for success. Top Workplaces 2020 is the fourth time MSB has received the prestigious honor.
The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, to name a few.
“In times of great change, it is more important than ever to maintain a connection among employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward based on real-time insights into what works best for your organization. The Top Workplaces program can be that positive outcome your company can rally around in the coming months to celebrate leadership and the importance of maintaining an employee-focused culture, even during challenging times.”
Being an employer of choice takes a true commitment from every individual who is part of ensuring a company’s success, said MSB President Leo Holzenthal, Jr., P.E.
“Companies are more than jobs, benefits and workplaces. They are a reflection of the combined efforts of individuals who share the same mission — to apply their talents to serve their customers and the community,” said MSB President Leo Holzenthal, Jr., P.E. ‘For that, we are incredibly proud, and we are grateful to the entire MSB team for helping us achieve this recognition.”
MSB has taken a progressive approach to engaging employees to ensure their ongoing growth and longevity with the company. The MSB Ambassador Program helps maintain communication between departments and between employees and company leaders. Likewise, an employee onboarding program appoints each new team member a Technical Mentor as well as an MSB Ambassador to guide and assist new hires to successfully assimilate into the company.
Other initiatives supporting a strong work culture include a dedicated philanthropic initiative supporting charitable organizations working to improve the community and foster STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and careers. Efforts include annual holiday food and toy drives and fundraising and volunteering efforts supporting nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, CASA Jefferson, Travelers Aid Society of Greater New Orleans and Special Olympics. MSB’s United Way Employee Giving campaign earned the company ranking on United Way Southeast Louisiana’s (United Way SELA) 2019-2020 Top 60 Most Generous Workplaces. The annual fundraising drive supports the agency’s efforts mobilizing resources to provide for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community and includes an employer match.
MSB engineering and support staff also participate in various STEM-related programs, including the Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative, the Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair (GNOSEF), and the FIRST Robotics Competition Bayou Regional.
Based in Metairie, La, MSB has four locations in Louisiana and Texas and more than 100 associates delivering integrated engineering services serving the industrial, government, institutional and energy sectors.
About M S Benbow & Associates
A multi-discipline, integrated engineering consultancy, M S Benbow & Associates is regarded as one of the top professional engineering firms in the region serving some of the most notable refineries, airports, convention centers, campuses, and large public venues in the United States. With professional registrations in over 30 states and offices in Metairie, Mandeville, Houston and Dallas, MSB provides expertise in Electrical Power Systems, Instrumentation & Controls, Telecommunications & Technology, and Drafting & Design with end-to-end project management services. MSB provides a wide range of engineering services including feasibility studies, front-end engineering design, detailed design packages, site acceptance testing, startup/commissioning services and specialty installation services.
Energage offers a fully unified SaaS platform, plus support and professional services, to help organizations recruit and retain the right talent. As a B-Corporation founding member, Energage has committed itself to the purpose of making the world a better place to work together. Based on 14 years of culture research, the engine behind 51 Top Workplaces programs across the country, and data gathered from over 20 million employees at 60,000 organizations, Energage has isolated the 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any business, and developed the tools and expertise to help organizations measure, shape and showcase their unique culture to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. For more information, please visit energage.com. Follow us on Twitter @teamenergage and Facebook and LinkedIn @energage.