Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Places to Work Program Recognizes Companies with Excellent Workplace Culture, Leadership and Benefits
Cinnaire has been named one of Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Places to Work in Michigan for the 9th consecutive year. With Michigan offices in Lansing, Detroit, and Grand Rapids, Cinnaire is ranked #19 overall out of 100 organizations on the 2022 Cool Places List.
The Cool 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 Cool Places to Work are companies that, according to their employees, go above and beyond in putting a focus on workplace culture.
“Cinnaire’s culture begins and ends with – it’s about the people,” said Mark McDaniel, Cinnaire President and CEO. “As an organization that prides itself on maintaining a culture of respect, integrity, diversity, and inclusion, it is a high honor to receive an award driven directly by input from our team. What really makes us cool? It’s our people. This award is a testament to their belief and support for our culture. We are delighted to be named a Crain’s Cool Place for the 9th 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 or in 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.
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.
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 awards for nonprofits. Since inception, Cinnaire Cares has raised more than $138,600 to directly support 42 mission-driven organizations across our geography.
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