Receives Benchmark Award in Best Places to Work in Arkansas Competition
At an award ceremony on Thursday, September 28th, hosted by Arkansas Business, Arkansas Information Consortium (AIC) was recognized as being the Best Place to Work in Arkansas with the prestigious Benchmark Award.
Arkansas Business recognized AIC for scoring highest in a survey conducted by the Best Companies Group. Information gathered from separate questionnaires completed by employers and randomly-selected employees is analyzed to determine the strengths and opportunities of the participating companies and rank them based on this data. The results are analyzed and categorized according to 8 Core Focus Areas:
- Leadership and Planning
- Corporate Culture and Communications
- Role Satisfaction
- Work Environment
- Relationship with Supervisor
- Training, Development and Resources
- Pay and Benefits
- Overall Engagement
“We are truly honored to receive this recognition,” said Bob Sanders, AIC General Manager. “Arkansas is home to so many incredible companies who put a premium on the welfare of their employees. We are proud to be recognized along with such a prestigious group.”
AIC is better known to its Arkansas government partners as the team that manages Information Network of Arkansas (INA)—the state’s digital government program. Since AIC was awarded its first digital government services contract with the state in 1997, the Little Rock-based subsidiary of NIC Inc. has created dozens of new technology jobs in Arkansas.
One of the founding principles of AIC’s parent company, NIC, Inc., is to be the best place its employees have ever worked. The company does that by offering a superb benefits package and INA builds on those benefits in a variety of ways. Their all-volunteer Employee Relations Committee (ERC) organizes events every month to celebrate things like milestones and birthdays. Having fun at work is encouraged and supported and employees do their part to make sure it’s not all work and no play at INA!