Best Companies to Work For: Freight First

by Sabrina Son on Feb 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Best Companies to Work For: Freight First - Provided by TINYpulseThe results are in, and Freight First is the winner of the TINYpulse Employee Recognition Award in the Transportation & Logistics industry.

You're probably wondering how we came to this conclusion ...

Over 500 companies around the world use TINYpulse's peer-recognition platform called Cheers for Peers.

We separated the companies into 14 different industries then compared which company sent the most Cheers within their organization over the course of the past six months.

 

About Freight First


Best Companies to Work For: Freight First - Provided by TINYpulse

When people are looking for fast, creative, and proactive solutions to logistical problems, they turn to Freight First. They started as a small office with just one vehicle, but it didn't take long for them to outgrow their site. And as much as they care about their clients, they put that same amount of appreciation towards their employees.

We got a chance to speak with the team to go behind the scenes of the organization to find out what makes Freight FIrst one of the best places to work. Let's see what they had to say.

 

Q: What was the funniest recognition you’ve ever received?

A: Our company received nationwide coverage when we appeared on Channel 4’s The Last Leg off of the back of a site visit by George Osbourne.

 

Q: What was the happiest moment at work?

A: Our happiest moment was when we had a record month during our most successful year in 2014. We have been around since 2000, but we took the business to a whole new level in that year which set the tone for the future of our business. This success had come from hard work, but more importantly, from the creative minds we employ, and the very, very personable approach we take to our new and current customer base.

 

Q: What kind of fun activities does your company participate in?

A: We have ROOM2, which is a break room for staff. It has a gym, pool table, table tennis, playstation, DVDs, darts board, and a lounge area.

 

Q: What is the one thing that every company can do to make their employees happier?

A: Don’t try to please employees because it is very easy to make people happy by providing things which they expect from a good employer. But instead, you should aim to wow your staff! Be creative in recognition, reward, and praise, and you will get incredible loyalty and extremely happy employees.

 

Q: If you could describe your work culture in three words, what would they be?

A: Creative. Fun. Caring

 

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This post was written by Sabrina Son

Sabrina is the managing editor for the TINYpulse blog. A Seattle native, she loves her morning (or anytime) coffee, spending her weekends on the mountains, and of course, the famous rain.

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