Waggl Recognized for Continued Growth and Resilient Culture

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Waggl retained a spot on the Bay Area Newsgroup’s List of Top Workplaces in the San Francisco Bay Area for the second consecutive year

“At Waggl, we’ve never worked harder because we’ve never more clearly seen the importance of our mission to empower the Voice of the Employee,” said Michael Papay, Co-founder and CEO, Waggl.

Waggl, the most powerful Employee Voice platform for strategic business and HR leaders, today announced that it is the recipient of two prestigious awards for corporate growth and culture. For the second consecutive year, Waggl has earned a place on the Inc. 5000 2020 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the United States, with three-year revenue growth of 314% percent. In addition, Waggl retained a spot on the Bay Area Newsgroup’s List of Top Workplaces in the San Francisco Bay Area for the second consecutive year, ranking #5 for Small Companies.

“I’m as proud as I’ve ever been of our Waggl team,” said Michael Papay, Co-founder and CEO, Waggl. “The passion, commitment, and resiliency of our team has been remarkable these past few months. We’ve never worked harder because we’ve never more clearly seen the importance of our mission to empower the Voice of the Employee. Moving forward, we will continue to balance rapid growth with a keen focus on creating a great employee experience, as we’ve seen that into a great product, trustworthy brand, superior customer focus, and strong performance and shareholder return.”

The annual Inc. 5000 list is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

Waggl was also named as a Top Workplace of 2020 by the Bay Area Newsgroup, based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous survey, measuring several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, among others. “Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

These award wins come on the heels of two more significant very significant award wins in August 2020. Waggl received a 2020 Stevie® Award for Great Employers in the category of “Most Innovative Use of HR Technology During the Pandemic” for its “Putting People First” initiative. Waggl was also honored for its technology advancements by Lighthouse Research and Advisory, which named the Waggl Engagement (WE) Solution as the “Best Innovative or Emerging Tech Solution” in Talent Management. The WE Solution serves as a critical component of the essential productivity suite for all workplaces, remote or in-person, by helping organizations harness the collective intelligence of their people. By delivering actionable insight, fresh perspective, and tangible knowledge to leaders and teams, the WE Solution helps organizations streamline and elevate their Employee Voice programs.

In Q1’20, Waggl was recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the Best Places to Work in the San Francisco Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley Business Journal, ranking #8 for smallest companies. The company also received major accolades for corporate culture and growth from Forbes as one of America’s Best Startup Employers, and from Financial Times as one of The Americas Fastest Growing Companies 2020. In 2019, Waggl placed #15 on the San Francisco Business Times Fast 100 list of the fastest growing private companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company was named as “Employee Engagement Vendor of the Year” by the 2019 North American Employee Engagement Awards, and was also recognized by the 9th Annual Best in Biz Awards as “Best Local Company of the Year” for the San Francisco Bay Area. Co-founder and CEO Michael Papay was named as a recipient of the “2019 Founders to Watch” award by The Startup Weekly, a leading independent source of news and insights for business builders.

To learn more about Waggl, please visit https://www.waggl.com/.

About Waggl

For HR leaders who need to measure, and truly improve engagement, Waggl is an Employee Voice platform that crowdsources real-time insight to drive faster action and alignment around critical business topics. Inspired by the waggle dance honeybees do to communicate vital information, Waggl believes every voice matters. Unlike heavy surveys or basic pulse tools, Waggl is a dialogue-first approach to engagement that creates shared ownership through inclusive team-based action planning.

With a seasoned Executive Team and premiere customers including Freddie Mac, Paychex, Heineken, 3M, Mastercard, UCSF Medical Center, McGraw Hill, Taylor Morrison and Parsons, Waggl partners with leading enterprises to harness the collective intelligence of their people. For more information and an expanded customer list, please visit https://www.waggl.com.

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