We know that when employees feel supported and valued, they do their best work, so we are committed to maintaining a great work culture. This year, the Tampa Bay Times has recognized that effort by ranking SBF as No. 4 among small businesses in its annual list of the Tampa Bay area’s top workplaces.
The rankings are based on confidential third-party employee surveys, and SBF’s ranking reflects the firm’s care for employees, our work-life flexibility, and our office culture.
It’s easy to see how much the SBF team cares for one another, and that support was especially evident, the Times notes, when SBF senior associate Amy Maltinos was hospitalized in 2019 after having a stroke. In a rehabilitation center for a month, Amy might have felt disconnected from work, since she was not in the office with her co-workers. Instead, Amy says, she felt like she was “still a part of the team,” as co-workers came by to see her every day.
The mentoring program is a key to our success. After working for SBF for six months, our employees are encouraged to choose a more senior employee as a mentor. The two meet once a month, checking in on progress towards goals they have set together. This program knits us closer as a team and helps our employees deliver the best service to our clients.
Julie Moore, one of W.G. Spoor’s three mentees, talked to the Times about the value of the mentorship program: “The biggest thing is building even stronger relationships so people trust you and provide guidance not just at work, but (in) your personal life,” she said.
We are proud to be highlighted for our workplace culture and our commitment to one another, and honored to be among so many great workplaces in our community. Check out the full story about Tampa Bay’s top workplaces.