Earlier this week, The Denver Post released its annual list of the Denver metro area’s top workplaces – a list that is based 100 percent on employee feedback and includes more than 130 local companies – and for the first time Halker Consulting made the cut.
I cannot overstate how proud I am of this accomplishment.
When we started Halker Consulting in 2006, we set out to not only create a world-class, full-service engineering firm but we wanted it to be a place that was focused on the well-being and happiness of the people who would come to work with us. We believed at the time – and still do – that a company is only as strong as its employees, and when they aren’t happy, aren’t empowered, the whole enterprise suffers. People can’t perform at their best if they don’t feel supported, don’t feel free to express their opinions, or don’t feel like they have the tools they need to do their best work.
This has not always been easy goal to reach. We’ve gone through a period of very rapid growth in recent years, and managing the transition from a small group to a larger one (we now have more than 100 employees spread across five offices) has taken a concerted effort on the part of everyone at Halker. We’ve all worked hard to maintain that small company feel by fostering an open, collaborative environment at all levels and by building our corporate culture around community, creativity and autonomy.
That’s why it’s great to hear comments from Halker employees like the three below, which were included as part of The Denver Post study.
“It is exciting most every day. The people I work with care about each other.”
“Great team atmosphere and support structure.”
“I find the flexibility, casual environment, and empowerment to be the best aspects of working at Halker Consulting.”
It’s simple; at Halker Consulting people come first. This recognition from The Denver Post is an honor in itself, but it is also a great reminder of what we all know to be true: this is a special place to come to work to every day and I couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve all accomplished these last eight years.