CHICAGO, IL – For the fifth consecutive year, Crain’s Chicago Business recognized Bluedog Design, a certified B Corp, as a Top 100 finalist in its annual Top Places to Work ranking. (Winners to be announced September 14.)Bluedog claimed the #1 position in 2021.
Each year, Crain’s partners with Best Companies Group to identify the city’s top employers. They survey workforces, assess benefits and inclusion initiatives, and look for practices like flexible hours, 100% health insurance premium coverage and unique employee engagement offerings. High engagement and experience scores set finalist companies apart as they inspire people to love where they work and perform to their highest potential.
“Being among the Top 100 Places to Work during the ongoing pandemic feels particularly meaningful,” said Michelle Hayward, Bluedog’s CEO. “From the start, we built a supportive culture, and the last two years proved the trust-building ways of working and mutuality we developed. We all grew and evolved around this moment together.”
Bluedog’s support for employees includes health and well-being initiatives like free yoga and zero cost healthcare options. The consultancy renovated its offices during lockdown, welcoming its teams back to discover new conveniences like pet insurance and enhanced collaboration spaces. Stipends continue to help cover the costs of maintaining remote work environments. Per leadership, the result is a culture that drives and celebrates shared successes.
Hayward shared, “Our people go to work every day with pure hearts. They throw themselves into solving businesses’ toughest challenges. I believe they could work anywhere, so making them feel like this is where they belong is a personal priority. Embracing their needs has always been the best way to ensure that everyone wins.”
Bluedog Design is a dynamic marketing and growth consultancy founded in 1999. Globally recognized as a leading innovation partner, Bluedog helps large, complex organizations (many of them household names) find the clarity to make strategic decisions that land in growth. Since 2020, the company has also been a Certified B Corporation, accountable for advancing sustainability, transparency and ethics to make business a force for good in the world.