Cinnaire has been named a Detroit Free Press Top Workplace 2023. The Detroit Free Press partnered with Philadelphia-based Energage, an employee research and culture technology firm, for the 16th year to determine the winners of this year’s Michigan Top Workplaces. Cinnaire was ranked #5 out of 81 companies on the 2023 Midsize Top Workplaces. The confidential survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization including alignment, execution, and connection, to name a few.
“The idea of healthy communities starts within our walls,” said Corinne Hyzny, Cinnaire Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications. “We take a holistic approach to wellbeing, and we value people and relationships over transactions. As a result, we invest time, money, and resources in maintaining a culture centered on trust, where everyone is recognized as a leader.”
The ranking is based on feedback analyzed by Energage’s objective criteria. The heart of the Michigan Top Workplaces award is the employee survey process. Energage administers a 24-question survey to employees, who are the sole deciders of whether a company culture merits recognition.
“We intentionally create a culture centered on our people, emphasizing values such as caring, respect, diversity, and integrity,” said Corinne Hyzny, Cinnaire Senior Vice President. “This award, shaped by the insights of our team, validates the positive outcomes achievable when prioritizing an organization’s most valuable asset – its people. Our unique culture has fostered the development of a team of dedicated individuals who work together to create opportunities and transform lives.”
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 onsite 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 membership, 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 ad 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 $175,000 to directly support 47 mission-driven organizations across our geography.