Cinnaire Named a 2021 Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Place to Work

Award Recognizes Michigan Companies Providing Unique Workplace Culture & Exceptional Benefits

For the eighth consecutive year, Cinnaire has been named one of Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Places to Work in Michigan. With Michigan offices in Lansing, Detroit, and Grand Rapids, Cinnaire is ranked #37 out of 100 organizations on the 2021 Cool Places list announced today.

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, benefitting 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.

“This award, driven by input directly from our team, affirms what can be accomplished when you do business in a way that values people and relationships over transactions,” said Mark McDaniel, Cinnaire President & CEO. “When you value your staff, show that you truly trust them and provide them with the tools and support so they can realize and unlock the passion of what they want out of life, you create true leaders and people who give 100% to the work they find meaningful. What really makes us cool is our people and this award reflects their commitment to transforming communities and advancing the lives and prospects of their residents.”

Cinnaire provides full-time employees with a number of unique benefits including unlimited paid time off, an on-site fitness center in the Lansing headquarters, company paid cell phone service, and a comprehensive benefits package. The health and wellbeing of staff is a top priority at Cinnaire. The employee wellness program, including quarterly Refresh/Recharge Fridays and paid gym memberships, is focused on enhancing work/life balance. Employees have a choice of working from home or working from an office. An open-door policy and regularly scheduled lunches with the CEO promote transparency and open communication. Volunteer initiatives with company-paid volunteer time provide staff with opportunities for community service.

Staff members developed Cinnaire Cares, a 100% employee driven initiative giving team members an opportunity to support communities and community organizations financially and through direct services activities – from cleanup and beautification to hurricane relief to cash awards for nonprofits. Since inception, Cinnaire Cares has raised more than $113,400 to support mission-driven organizations.

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 if candidates are a good fit for the future. 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.

To learn more about Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Places to Work please click here.

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