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Development Dimensions International Named on Great Place to Work® 2014 Best Small & Medium Workplaces List

For the fourth time DDI makes the national list honoring companies with exceptional workplace cultures.

Pittsburgh—Development Dimensions International (DDI) was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the best medium workplaces in the United States on their annual 2014 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published recently in FORTUNE magazine. This is the fourth time DDI has received this honor. The organization was also recognized in 2011, 2010 and 2009. Divided into two categories, small (25-250 employees) and medium (251-999 employees), the list recognizes companies with exceptional workplace cultures for the past eleven years.

Competing against hundreds of companies across the country, DDI participated in a rigorous selection process, which included an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about benefits programs and company practices. Great Place to Work® evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions of a great workplace: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

In compiling the list, Great Place to Work® has found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.

“The DDI culture empowers employees to be engaged and have ownership of their jobs through clear accountability, meaningful work, coaching, feedback and positive reinforcement,” said Bob Rogers, DDI President. “Being acknowledged as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fourth time is an honor DDI is very proud to accept.”

DDI employees overwhelmingly describe a workplace where co-workers are collegial and willing to give extra to get things done. At the same time, they say the atmosphere fosters work-life balance through flexible scheduling, half-day Fridays in the summer and paid time off that includes four personal holidays on top of the days the offices are closed. DDI attracts ambitious human resources and business professionals hungry for continuous learning—those who want to put their heads down and just work for a check won't be a good fit for this growth-focused group.

“The work of these companies is quite impressive,” said China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “They provide an example that others can look to, to see what kind of outstanding workplace is possible—regardless of size, industry or other circumstances. For example, the growth that many of these companies are experiencing is tremendous, and they are paying close attention to culture every step of the way. This focus on a strong cultural foundation will help pave the way for continued success as they serve their employees and their customers.”

Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.

To learn more about DDI visit: www.ddiworld.com. To see DDI’s profile on the 2014 Great Place to Work Best Small & Medium Workplaces list visit Great Place to Work and to view the list of winners visit www.greatplacetowork.com.

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