The Baltimore Sun Media Group Names Advance A Winner of the Baltimore Metro Area 2015 Top Workplaces Award

Dec. 8, 2015

Advance has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by The Baltimore Sun Media Group. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a third party research firm. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.”  Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

As Advance celebrates its 51st year in business, our people continue to be our core differentiator and the most important pillar in delivering exceptional service to customers. Advance is committed to providing employees with an environment that supports work life balance, health and wellness, and professional growth opportunities. Whether it’s helping someone grow professionally through a tuition-reimbursement program, or a partnership with FX Studios to provide on premise health classes to  employees, Advance strives to support a positive and engaged workplace for all individuals in the Advance family.  “When Alan and Lois Elkin founded Advance in 1964, they understood that their mission of providing the greatest customer experience anywhere could only be accomplished by employing the best people in an environment that inspired them to perform to their highest potential each and every day.  Although the world is vastly different 51 years later, this simple idea has never been more meaningful.   We are incredibly proud of the 160+ members of our Advance family and their commitment to our customers.   This recognition is a wonderful tribute to this timeless philosophy, ” says Jeff Elkin, President of Advance.

About Advance

As a business solutions provider, Advance helps organizations become more efficient and more effective through technology, processes and services backed by industry leading support. Whether it’s proactively managing a customer’s IT infrastructure, providing multifunctional devices, or an electronic document management software solution, Advance provides solutions for productivity so organizations can focus on their core business. Celebrating over 50 years of serving Maryland businesses, Advance has deep roots throughout the state. As an independent, family owned business, Advance is proud to partner with organizations such as the Baltimore Ravens, Maryland Zoo, Maryland Athletics, and the National Aquarium for office efficiencies and to demonstrate its commitment to the local community.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.