Ruby Receptionists Is a Top Three Best Workplace in the Nation for Third Year in a Row

In Three Consecutive 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 18, 2014) - Ruby Receptionists, the voice of small businesses across the nation, is the #3 2014 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 live virtual receptionist services, Ruby Receptionists is the ambassador of first impressions for more than 3,400 small businesses throughout North America, helping them grow their companies and deliver exceptional customer experiences. To provide its high level of service, Ruby Receptionists invests first and foremost in its employees and company culture. From its Office Champions to paid "Five at Five Sabbaticals," companywide art projects, Ruby University, WOW Station and in-house fitness programs, Ruby is dedicated to creating a positive, empowering workplace for its growing team of 190 employees that fosters happiness and inspires great customer experiences.

"We are deeply honored to be recognized as one of the top three workplaces in the nation for the third consecutive year and applaud our staff for creating a truly special workplace beyond our wildest dreams," said Jill Nelson, founder and CEO of Ruby Receptionists. "This award is all about our employees and their dedication and exceptional contributions that have created such a fun, nurturing and rewarding work environment that continues to get better and better with time!"

Ruby was named one of the 2014 Best Small Workplaces after going through a rigorous selection process, evaluated against hundreds of leading 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 work of these companies is quite impressive," said China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work. "They provide an example that others can look to, to see what kind of outstanding workplace is possible -- regardless of size, industry, or other circumstances. For example, the growth that many of these companies are experiencing is tremendous, and they are paying close attention to culture every step of the way. This focus on a strong cultural foundation will help pave the way for continued success as they serve their employees and their customers."

In 2012 and 2013, Ruby Receptionists was named the #1 and #3 Best Small Company to Work for in the U.S. by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. To view the 2014 Best Small 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 3,400 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 experiences. Founded by Jill Nelson in 2003, Ruby Receptionists has gained national recognition for its success being named FORTUNE magazine's #1 and #3 Best Small Company to Work for in the U.S. in 2012 and 2013, one of 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon and one of Oregon's fastest growing companies for seven years. Learn more at

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including Best Companies lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_US. For information about global operations at Great Place to Work®, visit

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Praytell Strategy for Ruby Receptionists
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