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Forward Earns 2023 Great Place To Work Certification

June 28, 2023

Forward Bank, including their Insurance and Investment divisions, is proud to be Certified by Great Place To Work. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Forward. This year, 96% of employees said it’s a great place To Work – 39 points higher than the average U.S. company.

Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.

"Great Place To Work Certification is a highly coveted achievement that requires consistent and intentional dedication to the overall employee experience," says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, the Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place To Work. She emphasizes that Certification is the sole official recognition earned by the real-time feedback of employees regarding their company culture. “By successfully earning this recognition, it is evident that Forward stands out as one of the top companies to work for, providing a great workplace environment for its employees."

“We are thrilled to become Great Place To Work-Certified as we consider employee experience a top priority every day,” said Bill Sennholz CEO of Forward. “When we break down what makes Forward the place we all want to be, it is all about our culture and commitment to keeping that positive and strong. I’m so thankful for our team’s dedication to each other and our communities – they have earned this wonderful recognition .”

Promoting a culture that’s focused on taking care of our employees throughout their career, Forward continually reviews and updates our benefit options to provide expanded eligibility and varying options for employees at different stages of life. We celebrate our employees’ passion for meaningful causes by providing them with paid time each year to volunteer for the organizations close to their heart. Forward keeps the focus on the “fun-damentals” of collaboration and sharing joy through our Fun Committee with events throughout the year.

According to Great Place To Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits and have a fair chance at promotion.

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Great Place To Work® Certification is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees’ report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place To Work-Certified.

As the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work® brings 30 years of groundbreaking research and data to help every place become a great place to work for all. Their proprietary platform and For All Model helps companies evaluate the experience of every employee, with exemplary workplaces becoming Great Place To Work Certified or receiving recognition on a coveted Best Workplaces List.