Crain’s Detroit Business Best Places to Work Program Recognizes Companies with Excellent Workplace Culture, Leadership and Benefits
Cinnaire has been named one of Crain’s Detroit Business Best Places to Work in Michigan for the 10th consecutive year. With Michigan offices in Lansing, Detroit, and Grand Rapids, Cinnaire is ranked 21 overall of out 100 organizations on the 2023 Best Places List.
The Best Places to Work roster 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. The process is extensive – the employer provides detailed information on benefits and perks and employees provide feedback about their work environment and company leadership in a confidential survey. The employee assessments represent 75% of the final ranking. Crain’s Best Places to Work are companies that, according to their employees, go above and beyond in putting a focus on workplace culture.
“For thirty years, Cinnaire has invested in people and places to transform lives,” said Mark McDaniel, Cinnaire President and CEO. “We believe it’s about the people – the people we work with and the people we serve. This award, driven by input from our employees, reflects what can be accomplished when you bring together a diverse team united by our shared set of values. Each member of our 150+ team brings a unique skill to the table and collectively, that is what makes us cool. We are honored to be named a Crain’s Best Place to Work for the tenth consecutive year.”
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, in an office, or a hybrid of both. An open-door policy and regularly scheduled fireside chats with the CEO promote transparency and open communication. Volunteer initiatives with company paid volunteer time provide staff with opportunities for community service.
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 randoms acts of kindness and personal and professional accomplishments.
In 2017, staff members launched Cinnaire Cares, a 100% employee driven initiative giving 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 award for nonprofits. Since inception, Cinnaire Cares has raised more than $175,000 to directly support 47 mission-driven organizations across our geography.