SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JDA Software Group, Inc. today announced it has earned a spot on the 2017 azcentral.com® Top Companies to Work for in Arizona list. JDA prides itself on driving relentless commitment to learning and innovation across the organization by offering senior leadership mentors and training and development for all associates to help build the next generation of leaders at JDA. JDA fosters teamwork as a critical component to success as one its core values – which creates collaborative, productive teams that deliver results for customers and fuel company growth.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, JDA is one of the leading enterprise software companies focused on powering the digital supply chain for 73 of the top 100 retailers, 71 of the top 100 consumer goods companies and 13 of the top 16 3PLs. JDA has more than 300 associates locally in Arizona, and more than 4,300 associates worldwide. JDA sustains a low employee turnover rate with many JDA associates staying at JDA upwards of 10-20 years. This speaks to associate longevity, retaining an abundance of knowledge and expertise, while building long-term relationships with JDA’s more than 4,000 global manufacturing, third-party logistics, wholesale distribution and retail customers.
JDA encourages associates’ success as the heart and soul of the company, as noted by one of JDA’s associates, Zoey Walters, vice president of accounting: “We candidly collaborate in a fun and engaging environment, which leads to stronger teamwork and communication. By investing in associates through in-house talent development programs, and a volunteer time-off program, JDA helps associates ‘live inspired’ while giving us continuous learning and development opportunities.”
JDA – under the leadership of CEO Girish Rishi – has rolled out a number of initiatives that continue to fuel an inspired, collaborative workplace. Brian Boylan, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, remarked: “Just as our associates commit to delivering value and results to our customers, we, as a leadership team, are committed to shaping a workplace environment that fosters growth, learning and engagement. We are proud to be named a top company in Arizona and feel we represent one of the best companies that cultivate a successful workplace locally and globally across its offices worldwide.”
JDA’s corporate community is dedicated to a culture of core values that drives new learning and innovation with the highest level of business ethics. These core values are Results, Relentless and Teamwork and act as the heart of the company, working to unite and engage associates and executives alike. JDA is laser-focused on developing all associates to realize their full potential, which aids in their ability to attract and retain top talent while contributing to JDA’s consistent growth, profitability, and industry-leading products and solutions. For example, all associates are allowed one day of paid volunteer time off each year to serve at a charity of their choice within the local community, as JDA recognizes that participating in these activities will enrich and inspire the lives of its associates. In addition, JDA focuses on developing high-potential women, with its ‘Winning Leadership’ program, which highlights JDA’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Winners were selected by azcentral.com and Republic Media, along with BestCompaniesAZ, based on a two-part assessment process conducted by the independent workplace research firm Best Companies Group (BCG). The 2017 azcentral.com Top Companies to Work for in Arizona represent the best and brightest organizations cultivating exceptional workplace culture in Arizona. These top 100 organizations are innovators that lead the way in defining the employee experience of the 21st century.
“This Top Company list gets more competitive each year,” says Denise Gredler, Founder and CEO of BestCompaniesAZ and consulting partner for the program. “The list of winners had very impressive employee survey results averaging an overall favorable rate of 90 percent and an overall employee engagement score of 92 percent, which is more than double the national average. These winners should be very proud of their engaged workforces. This presents a powerful opportunity for award winners to promote their company culture, as well as to retain and attract the best talent.”
The 100 “Top Companies" are being honored at an awards breakfast reception today, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and will be published in a special supplement in the July 2, 2017, issue of The Arizona Republic, as well as online at topcompanies.azcentral.com and www.BestCompaniesAZ.com.
About the azcentral.com Top Companies to Work for in Arizona
All participating companies completed a two-part assessment process conducted by the independent workplace research firm Best Companies Group (BCG). Part one of the process was the Employer Questionnaire, where BCG asked about benefits, HR policies and the fun things the employers do for their employees. Part two was the Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey, which measured the employee experience in 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, and Overall Engagement. Using the combined data from both parts of the survey process, BCG determined the top 100 organizations that made the grade.
As a research firm, BCG collects data about participating companies as well as employee feedback, analyzes that data, and produces a “Best” distinction that makes each recognized organization, the selected region (or industry) and the organizing partners proud.
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA Software is the leading provider of seamless supply chain planning and execution solutions for retailers, manufacturers, logistics providers and wholesale distributors. Our unmatched solution portfolio enables our clients to reduce costs, increase profitability and improve visibility so they can deliver on customer promises every time. More than 4,000 global customers run JDA, including 73 of the top 100 retailers, 71 of the top 100 consumer goods companies, and 13 of the top 16 3PLs. With JDA, you can plan to deliver. www.jda.com
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