NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The New York Fourth Annual Timmy Awards, brought to you by Tech in Motion, officially named MetTel as 2018’s Best Tech Workplace for Diversity winner.
Factoring in community voting and deliberation by a panel of expert judges, MetTel joined the ranks of past innovators like SAP and Jellyvision that have claimed a Timmy Award, which recognizes the top places for tech professionals to work. Tech in Motion honored MetTel for its outstanding strides in diversity and inclusion – demonstrating the company’s steadfast commitment to employing the best and brightest across a wide range of backgrounds and skillsets. The announcement came in front of 250 tech enthusiasts, executives and entrepreneurs.
“Historical trends show emphasis on inclusion in the workplace usually falls to the wayside. However, with companies such as MetTel, which actively promote collaboration and diverse hiring practices, it’s clear why they earned a Timmy Award for Best Tech Workplace for Diversity,” said Mandy Walker, Director of Marketing at Tech in Motion and Motion Recruitment Partners.
MetTel’s Approach to Talent
In the traditionally conservative communications industry, MetTel stands out with an exceptionally high diversity ratio using Tech in Motion evaluation criteria.
This includes nearly 40 percent of technical and leadership positions held by women such as Senior Vice President of MetTel Federal held by Diana Gowen, Vice President of the Strategic Engagement & Transformation held by Lori Thomas, and MetTel HR Partner held by Liza Klein.
MetTel focuses on attracting candidates with diverse skill sets and unique backgrounds by seeking candidates in variety of culturally diverse universities and across various social media platforms. MetTel employs a three-pronged philosophy for hiring and nurturing talented individuals:
- Open communication — MetTel encourages the free exchange of ideas, both small and large.
- Promotion based performance — Advancement at MetTel is based on performance and creative problem solving, which improves with a diverse workforce.
- Ability to change — Agility in IT and communication services is key to success. MetTel employees must be adaptable, flexible and current.
“We believe that looking at people for who they are and the talent they bring diversifies the company in the process and enriches the solutions and services we provide to our customers,” said Liza Klein, HR Partner. “We achieve diversity because we ignore it in a way, focusing more on professional capabilities than personal characteristics. It’s a great honor to be recognized by Tech in Motion, and we will continue to grow the company this way.”
Including New York, Timmy Awards ceremonies take place across 10 North American tech hubs this month, celebrating the best in tech employers. A list of 2018 winners and finalists is available here as revealed in each city. Previous winners include Jet.com, LearnVest, Venmo, Trip Advisor, Gilt, Constant Contact, Casper and Instacart. Visit timmyawards.techinmotionevents.com for more information.
About Tech in Motion Events & The Timmy Awards
Tech in Motion is a North American event series that brings local tech community professionals together to connect, learn, and innovate. What started as a collaborative project in 2011 between IT recruiting firms Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates, part of the Motion Recruitment network, grew into an organization of over 100,000 members across 12 chapters in North America including Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, LA, Orange County and Toronto. Please visit techinmotionevents.com for more information about notable speakers, sponsors and events.
MetTel is a leading global provider of integrated digital communications solutions for enterprise customers. By converging all communications over a proprietary network, MetTel enables enterprise companies to easily deploy and manage technology-driven voice, data, wireless and cloud solutions worldwide. MetTel’s comprehensive portfolio of customer solutions boosts enterprise productivity, reduces costs and simplifies operations. Combining customized and managed communication solutions with a powerful platform of cloud-based software, the company’s MetTel Portal® enables customers to manage their inventory, usage, spend and repairs from one simple, user friendly interface. For more information visit www.mettel.net, follow us on Twitter (@OneMetTel) and on LinkedIn, or call us directly at 877.963.8663. MetTel. Smart Communications Solutions.™