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

Award Honors top Michigan Companies that Provide Exceptional Employee Benefits and Unique Workplace Environment

Cinnaire was recently named as a Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Place to Work. This is the fourth time Cinnaire has been selected for this prestigious list.

The annual list is compiled by Crain’s and Best Companies Group. The voluntary program is open to Michigan businesses, nonprofits and government entities that have at least 15 employees at a Michigan location. This process is extensive – first, the employer provides detailed information on its benefits and perks. Next, employees answer questions about work environment and company leadership in a confidential survey. The employee assessments represent 75% of the final ranking.

“The most important asset of any organization is its people,” said Mark McDaniel, Cinnaire president & CEO. “Being recognized as a Crain’s Cool Place is particularly gratifying as this award is driven by input directly from our team. As a company, we strive to create a culture that ensures all employees are provided with opportunities for growth and creativity, in an environment that promotes diversity, inclusion and equity. This award affirms our success in establishing a staff-approved, unique and innovative company culture.”

Cinnaire provides all full-time employees with an unlimited paid time off policy, weekly organic fresh fruit deliveries, an employee wellness program, on-site fitness center at company headquarters, company paid cell and wireless services, onsite dry-cleaning pickup and delivery and a comprehensive benefits package. An open-door policy and regularly scheduled lunches with the company CEO promote transparency and establishes open communication. The Cinnaire Staff Engagement Committee provides all staff with an open forum for generating and discussing ideas, initiatives and insights that improve professional lives and company culture, and for sharing takeaways and recommendations with the management and executive teams. Employees recently launched Cinnaire Cares, a companywide staff funded and driven charitable program that provides every team member an opportunity to make an impact by donating to staff nominated charities. Company holiday parties provide opportunities for Community Giving, most recently to support the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Additionally, Cinnaire was recently selected as a host employer for the Detroit Revitalization Fellows, a program of Wayne State University.

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. Company career opportunities are posted through diversity recruitment websites. The recruitment process includes a Cinnaire Culture interview to determine if candidates are a good fit, a face-to-face interview and 3rd party assessments which include additional testing and interviews. New employees participate in leadership training, attend cultural competency workshops and are given books that support the company culture including Stephen Covey’s The Speed of Trust and ZAPP, The Lightning of Empowerment. Cinnaire staff use the ZAPP process to internally acknowledge random acts of kindness as well as personal and professional accomplishments.

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