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One Technologies Named to List of “Best Companies to Work for in Texas”

onetechnologies — January 16, 2018

One Technologies has been named one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas,” the fifth time the honor has been bestowed on the Dallas-based company. Companies from across the state sought the 2018 honor in hopes of making the cut of 100 small, medium and large businesses recognized for creating better workplaces for their employees.

“My initial reaction in learning we had made the 2018 list was a resounding ‘YESSS!’,” said Heather George, Vice President of Human Resources and Facilities at One Technologies. “We made the list of Best Companies to Work for in Texas in 2015 and 2016, but fell off in 2017. Somewhere along the way, we lost the ‘secret sauce’ so critical to our unique culture. That was a tough pill to swallow – but a necessary one to get us back on track.”

Heather George,Vice President of Human Resources and Facilities at One Technologies

Created in 2006, this awards program is a project of Texas Monthly magazine, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), Texas SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and Best Companies Group – and is dedicated to identifying and recognizing the best employers in the Lone Star State.

The first part of the process evaluated each nominated company’s workplace policies, systems, philosophies, practices and demographics, which was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part utilized an employee survey to measure the employee experience in the following categories: Leadership & Planning, Corporate Culture & Communication, Role Satisfaction, Work Environment, Relationship with Supervisor, Training & Development, Pay & Benefits, and Overall Engagement. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation.

“Missing out on 2017 prompted our Senior Leadership team to take a hard look in the mirror. We left our defenses at the door, asked the tough questions and listened, even more intently than before, to what our employees liked, loved or loathed about working at One Technologies,” said George about the 17-year-old company with about 190 employees. “We took all the feedback and made changes to the way we work and connect with each other at every level of the company – and the positive shift has been palpable. I have felt the One Tech culture coming back, and being named as one of the 2018 Best Companies to Work for in Texas confirms that in a big way!”