HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GuidePoint Security, a cybersecurity solutions leader enabling organizations to make smarter decisions and minimize risk, has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2021 for the second year in a row. Hitting newsstands May 18 in the May/June 2021 issue, and as part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of American companies that have created exceptional workplaces and company culture whether teams are operating in person or remotely.
GuidePoint Security, headquartered in Herndon, VA, was founded in 2011 to address the wide-ranging cybersecurity challenges facing enterprise and government organizations. Since its inception, the company has become the trusted advisor for more than one-third of Fortune 500 companies and many government agencies, delivering robust solutions that ensure the protection of their brands, reputations and intellectual property. GuidePoint Security has created a unique culture that fosters cybersecurity innovation and excellence, provides a strong support system for the company’s employees, and delivers on its philosophy of helping the greater good through its “giving back” programs to support local hospitals, wounded warriors, cancer research, COVID relief and children’s charities.
Collecting data from thousands of submissions, Inc. singled out 429 honorees this year. Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including management effectiveness, perks, and fostering employee growth. The organization’s benefits were also audited to determine the company’s overall score and ranking.
“In the last year, we were forced to re-evaluate some of the employee programs and ensure that even during a pandemic we lived by our company values of ‘taking ownership and completing the mission, wowing customers, always challenging ourselves and having fun, and a no jerks policy,’” says Meghan Hermann, VP of Human Resources, GuidePoint Security. “Our employees are critical to our success and we have put a lot of energy into creating a vibrant workplace culture – even if we are physically separated – offering employee programs that provide deep engagement and appreciation for excellence, as well as outstanding benefits.”
“The definition of a positive workplace has changed drastically over the past year,” says Inc. magazine editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “Stocked fridges and nap pods were no longer perks many companies could rely on once work went remote. So, this year’s list is even more important as it reveals organizations that continue to enrich the lives of its employees amid a pandemic.”
“While the pandemic changed the way we had to interact with our customers, vendors and our employees, we stuck to our core values which have been critical to our success,” says Michael Volk, Managing Partner, GuidePoint Security. “We quickly pivoted to create engaging virtual activities designed to help customers improve their cybersecurity programs while dealing with the massive change of the forced ‘work from home environment’.”
About GuidePoint Security
GuidePoint Security provides trusted cybersecurity expertise, solutions and services that help organizations make better decisions that minimize risk. Our experts act as your trusted advisor to understand your business and challenges, helping you through an evaluation of your cybersecurity posture and ecosystem to expose risks, optimize resources and implement best-fit solutions. GuidePoint’s unmatched expertise has enabled a third of Fortune 500 companies and more than half of the U.S. government cabinet-level agencies to improve their security posture and reduce risk. Learn more at www.guidepointsecurity.com.
About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
About Quantum Workplace
Quantum Workplace, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee-engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit QuantumWorkplace.com.