Ruby Receptionists Is a Top 3 Best Small Workplace in the Nation for Second Year

In Back-to-Back Years, Ruby Receptionists Ranks in the Top Three Best Small Companies to Work for by FORTUNE Magazine and Great Place to Work Institute

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Sep 19, 2013) - Ruby Receptionists, the voice of small businesses across the nation, is the #3 2013 Best Small Workplace in the United States, published today in FORTUNE magazine. Ruby earned the #3 Best Small Workplace award among hundreds of companies across the nation for its positive workplace practices, benefits and culture designed to foster happiness and help staff succeed.

A leading provider of personalized live, virtual receptionist services, Ruby Receptionists handles calls for nearly 2,600 small businesses across the country, helping them grow their companies and deliver exceptional service. To provide its high level of service, Ruby Receptionists invests first and foremost in its employees and company culture. From its Smile File to paid "Five at Five Sabbaticals," Ruby University, WOW Station and in-house fitness programs, Ruby is dedicated to creating a positive, empowering workplace that fosters happiness and inspires great customer service.

"At the end of the day, we're about making people happy here at Ruby, and to achieve this, it starts internally with our staff. We invest heavily in employee leadership programs, create community-building opportunities and develop initiatives that cultivate happiness inside and out," said Jill Nelson, founder and CEO of Ruby Receptionists. "We are honored to be recognized by FORTUNE magazine and Great Place to Work® for our company culture and look forward to continuing to WOW our staff each and every day."

Ruby was named one of the 2013 Best Small Workplaces after going through a rigorous selection process, evaluated against companies across the country. This included a detailed employee survey and in-depth questionnaire about company benefits programs and practices. Great Place to Work evaluates each application using a unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. Through its analysis, Great Place to Work has identified positive outcomes at winning organizations that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.

"The companies appearing on our Best Small & Medium Workplaces list help us achieve our mission by presenting others with an example to emulate. These companies demonstrate that being an excellent employer leads to business success," said Robert Levering, CEO and Co-founder of Great Place to Work. "While these companies may be relatively small in headcount, many of them provide services to some of the country's largest and most notable organizations, suggesting that success has not so much to do with size as with the quality of service and experience a company provides. A great workplace, full of great employees, is better equipped to achieve that success."

In 2012, Ruby Receptionists was named the #1 Best Small Company to Work for in the U.S. by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. To view the 2013 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, visit, or learn more about Ruby Receptionists at

About Ruby Receptionists
Hearkening back to an era when every call at an office was answered by a friendly receptionist, Ruby Receptionists provides personalized live, virtual receptionist services to 2,600 small businesses throughout North America. Ruby leverages proprietary technology combined with bright, charming receptionists who live five core values -- Foster Happiness, Practice WOWism, Create Community, Innovate and Grow -- to deliver its unique vision of customer service. Founded by Jill Nelson in 2003, Ruby Receptionists has gained national recognition for its success being named FORTUNE magazine's #1 Best Small Company to Work for in the U.S. in 2012, one of 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon and one of Oregon's fastest growing companies for six years. Learn more at

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is a global consulting and management training firm specializing in workplace excellence and development of high-trust organizational cultures. Its proprietary research tool, the Trust Index© Employee Survey is taken by over 10 million employees in 45 countries annually. Leading companies worldwide apply its Model® to increase the levels of trust across their organizations and drive business results. Annually, Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

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Media Contact:
Beth Cleveland
Elm PR for Ruby Receptionists
(415) 283-7333

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