Cinnaire Honored as a 2019 Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Place to Work

Award Recognizes Michigan Companies Providing Exceptional Benefits and Unique Workplace Environments

For the sixth straight year, Cinnaire has been named one of Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Places to Work in Michigan. Cinnaire is ranked #64 out of 100 organizations on the 2019 Cool Places List.

The Cool Places to Work list is a statewide survey created in 2012 and compiled annually by Crain’s and Best Companies Group.  It was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Michigan, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. It is a voluntary competition open to Michigan businesses, nonprofits and government entities with at least 15 employees in Michigan. The process is extensive – the employer provides detailed information on benefits and perks and employees answer questions about work environment and company leadership in a confidential survey. The employee assessments represent 75% of the final ranking. Crain’s Cool Places to Work are companies that, according to their employees, go above and beyond in putting a focus on workplace culture.

“Receiving this award for the sixth time is a significant honor, as the results are driven by input directly from our team,” said Mark McDaniel, Cinnaire president & CEO. “At Cinnaire we actively create a culture of caring and respect, of service and integrity. Our culture is driven by the passion and commitment each member of our team brings to Cinnaire. This award is a reflection of what can be accomplished when you do business in a way that values people and relationships over transactions.”

Cinnaire provides full-time employees with a number of unique benefits including unlimited paid time off, weekly organic fresh fruit deliveries, an employee wellness program, an on-site fitness center in the Lansing headquarters, company paid cell phone service, onsite dry-cleaning pickup and delivery and a comprehensive benefits package. An open-door policy and regularly scheduled lunches with the CEO promote transparency and open communication. Various volunteer initiatives with company-paid volunteer time provide staff with opportunities for community giving and volunteering.

Cinnaire maintains a diversity and inclusion policy designed to provide an environment that empowers the authentic expression of diverse voices and celebrates a workforce that reflects the communities the company serves. Career opportunities are posted through diversity recruitment websites. The recruitment process includes steps to determine and ensure that candidates are a good fit for the culture. New employees participate in leadership training, attend cultural competency workshops and are given books that support the company culture. Cinnaire staff use the ZAPP process to internally acknowledge random acts of kindness and personal and professional accomplishments.

Staff members developed Cinnaire Cares, a 100% employee driven initiative that gives team members an opportunity to support communities and community organizations financially and through direct service activities – from cleanup and beautification to hurricane relief to cash awards for non-profits.

Click here to learn more about what makes Cinnaire a Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Place to Work in Michigan.

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