SOLitude Lake Management is pleased to announce the company’s selection as one of the “Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation” by the National Association for Business Resources. The 2018 national winning companies were chosen out of 2,400 total nominations.
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. This competition scores potential winners based on regional data of company performance and a set standard across the nation. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole.
“Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2018 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of the National Association for Business Resources.
SOLitude employs more than 350 ecologists, biologists, environmental scientists, and leading freshwater management professionals servicing clients in 34 states.
SOLitude believes that investing in its team, working constantly to improve staff knowledge, and focusing continually on innovation will facilitate more rewarding experiences for each individual and ultimately result in better service for their clients. SOLitude has many programs in place to ensure team members have their voices heard and their feedback considered. SOLitude’s staff Advisory Board convenes twice yearly with leadership to voice thoughts and share ideas for the future success of the company. A program called SOL X Labs serves as an internal innovation incubator, providing opportunities for motivated and top-performing team members to brainstorm and execute ideas for business-development, expanded service offerings, new industry technologies and more.
Company leadership also strives to make each and every team member feel connected to and responsible for the overall success of the company as it grows. All staff receive a generous profit-sharing bonus each year, and have the ability to earn additional bonuses through internal programs that incentivize positive outcomes and high achievement. In particular, the company SOL Savings program incentivizes each member of the team to take an active role in improving the overall performance of the company, and find ways to save money for both the company and their clients. When employee submitted ideas lead to measurable savings, they are rewarded by receiving 20% of the value of those savings.
Additionally, SOLitude hosts SOL Summit, an annual all-staff strategy and team-building conference at an exciting beach or resort location. This year’s 3-day event in Virginia Beach, VA will include inspirational speakers, educational seminars, break-out sessions, personalized work style assessments, team building and much more.
And through the company’s environmental stewardship and community outreach program, The SOLution, team members are encouraged to volunteer during and outside of work hours and are rewarded for their individual volunteer efforts in the form of gift cards or a company donation to the staff member’s charitable organization of choice. Since the program began in 2012, SOLitude and staff have donated more than $355,000 in goods and in-kind services and 13,000 volunteer hours to local communities across the country.
“At SOLitude, we focus extensively on developing strong team bonds and creating a culture that promotes innovation, ongoing education and community outreach,” said Kevin Tucker, CEO of SOLitude Lake Management. “Our passion is rooted in the cultivation of positive relationships, which is evident in the success of the company and the happiness of our staff, their families and our valued clients.”
Like what you hear? SOLitude Lake Management is currently hiring. Check out available positions at www.solitudelakemanagement.com/careers SOLitude Lake Management is a nationwide environmental firm committed to providing sustainable solutions that improve water quality, enhance beauty, preserve natural resources and reduce our environmental footprint. SOLitude’s team of aquatic resource management professionals specializes in the development and execution of customized lake, pond, wetland and fisheries management programs that include water quality testing and restoration, nutrient remediation, algae and aquatic weed control, installation and maintenance of fountains and aeration systems, bathymetry, mechanical harvesting and hydro-raking, lake vegetation studies, biological assessments, habitat evaluations, and invasive species management. Services and educational resources are available to clients nationwide, including homeowners associations, multi-family and apartment communities, golf courses, commercial developments, ranches, private landowners, reservoirs, recreational and public lakes, municipalities, drinking water authorities, parks, and state and federal agencies. SOLitude Lake Management is a proud member of the Rentokil Steritech family of companies in North America.