FluentStream Wins 2023 Stevie® Award for Great EmployersCloud Communications Provider Recognized for Progressive Corporate Culture for Second Consecutive Year
DENVER ―Sept. 26, 2023 ― FluentStream, the preferred cloud communications provider by small and midsize organizations, is celebrating its second consecutive bronze Stevie® Award for Great Employers in the telecommunications category. Since transitioning to a fully remote work environment to honor employee preference, FluentStream has reimagined its work culture and shed many traditional workplace norms.
More recently, FluentStream has worked to evolve how it measures quality of work, accomplishing goals, and productivity. One major motivating factor, every FluentStream employee has been granted equity equivalents, a unique offering shared by only 35% of private companies, according to the Society for Human Resources Management. FluentStream employees also gain access to mentorship and professional coaching programs, and every employee is provided $3,000 annually toward learning and development.
In addition to ownership and education, FluentStream encourages employees to give back by providing 20 hours of volunteer service paid for by the company. FluentStream also looks for opportunities to serve together. For example, during the annual company retreat, employees contributed hundreds of unhoused kits and served food to those experiencing homelessness.
In lieu of vacation, sick, and personal time, employees are provided with Discretionary Time Off, which allows employees to decide when and how long to take time off. FluentStream encourages employees to take up to four weeks off annually. Additionally, more recently, FluentStream launched quarterly Superstar Awards that celebrate employees who go above and beyond to help the company achieve its goals.
“We have implemented several programs that enable productive conversations, meaningful feedback and encourage employees to share their voice,” said Cass Gilmore, CEO, FluentStream. “The fun challenge is constantly evolving to continuously attract and retain high-performing remote workers. To do this, we force ourselves to reconsider conventional thinking and re-imagine the remote workplace. The result is a supportive and supported team of professionals who care deeply about FluentStream and all of our stakeholders, and we are thriving because of it.”
FluentStream has grown its customer base by 78% over the last two years, and the company expanded its partnerships by 235% in 2022. Its impressive growth trajectory has landed FluentStream on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the last six consecutive years. Less than 3% of companies have made the list six times.
For more information about FluentStream and to access career opportunities, visit https://www.fluentstream.com/careers.
FluentStream is a cloud communications company that simplifies and automates how small to medium-sized businesses communicate with their customers. FluentStream enables service, sales and other professionals to deliver an exceptional customer experience from any device or location. For more information, visit www.fluentstream.com and connect on Linkedin.