Forward Financing Certified as a Great Place to Work®

May 17, 2022 | Company News

May 17, 2022 – Forward Financing has been certified as a 2022-2023 Great Place to Work®. 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. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.

“We are beyond excited to be certified as a Great Place to Work,” said Shannon Braley, VP of People. “This really is a testament to our people and the culture we’ve built here at Forward.”

Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying outstanding employee experiences. “Certified companies put employees first,” said Michael C. Bush, Chief Executive Officer at Great Place to Work. “Thriving employees increase revenue, profit, and provide market-leading customer experiences.”

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.

“Great Place to Work Certification isn’t something that comes easily,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place to Work. “It takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience.”

Forward is committed to taking care of its team members as people, not just as employees, and has rolled out a number of initiatives to continuously improve their employee experience. They recently launched their Employee Choice policy, allowing team members to choose where they want to work – whether it’s in their Boston office, at home, or if they want to move across the country. In the last year, they also began offering a monthly stipend to spend on any wellness, commuting, or home office expenses. They’ve recognized that there are no one-size-fits-all policies, so they’ve put the choice in their employees’ hands. As a part of the certification survey, 99% of current employees said that Forward is a great place to work. Learn more about what employees had to say about the culture at Forward.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

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About Forward Financing

Forward Financing is a Boston-based financial technology company that provides fast, flexible capital to small businesses nationwide that have been long underserved by traditional financing options. By simplifying the requirements, streamlining the process, and using advanced proprietary technology, Forward Financing is able to deliver approvals within minutes and funding within hours — giving more businesses the financial opportunity they need to thrive. Plus, with their dedicated teams and award-winning service, customers get personalized support when they need it most.

Since 2012, Forward Financing has expanded Main Street’s access to capital by providing over $1.5  billion in funding to more than 35,000 small businesses. The company is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau, with an ‘Excellent / 4.9 stars’ rating on Forward Financing was named a Best Place to Work by the Boston Business Journal and Built In Boston and has been named by both Inc. magazine and the Boston Business Journal as one of Massachusetts’ fastest-growing companies each year since 2017. Forward Financing is committed to helping their people and the small businesses they serve to achieve their full potential.