Cloudbeds, a WYSE Travel Confederation member and a leading provider of hospitality management software for independent properties (hotels, hostels, inns, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, and more), has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2017, the publication’s second annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. The list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies who have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits.

Inc. magazine says it takes more than good pay and perks to become a company employees want to be a part of– it’s also about having a clear purpose, a sense of humor, and leadership that makes the two work together. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just over 200 winning companies.

“From day one we realized that for us to excel as a global business, we’d need to create a culture without borders, ” said Adam Harris, CEO of Cloudbeds, “We started with great communication—we grew by putting employees and their careers first, and then focused on the little things that added up. Today we are spread across 25 different countries, yet we remain close to each of our employees.”

Richard Castle, President and COO of Cloudbeds, said, “As an international travel company, we have customers in over 120 countries. Our employee base is as diverse as the makeup of our customers. We are looking to recruit employees who have a keen interest in travel and who can add to our innovative and diverse workplace. At the center of Cloudbeds are our customers and our employees, and we’re obsessed with the happiness and well-being of both.”

The 2017 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants on the basis of benefits offered and employees’ responses to a unique, 30-question survey fielded by each of the applying companies. Responses were evaluated by the research team at Quantum Workplace. For its results to qualify, each company had to achieve a statistically significant response rate based on employee count. Survey scores account for employer size to level the playing field between small and large businesses. All companies had to have a minimum of 10 employees and to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent – that is, not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.

Source: Cloudbeds, June 2017