By Claire Barham Nov 07, 2017
Proclaimed a “Best Place to Work” by team members across the country, N2 Publishing was once again officially awarded this title, being selected for the third consecutive year as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work. Not only were winning companies like N2 recognized this week as great workplaces for employees, but for respecting the environment and encouraging a balance between work and enjoying life.
Creating the opportunity for a positive work/life balance for team members is a top priority for N2. The company offers flexibility for the majority of team members to design their work schedules in a way that fits their ideal lifestyle. N2 believes that success isn’t measured by hours but rather by the finished result, and it’s because they are intentional about bringing on people who believe in this work culture that they’re able to allow such freedom of flexibility.
“Jobs are necessary to earn income and pay bills, but they’re not what’s most important in life, and we recognize that,” says N2 CEO Duane Hixon. “So, we’ve created positions where people can work hard and make a great living, but are able to be home in the evenings and on the weekends to enjoy important time with family and friends, or to enjoy hobbies outside of work.”
OUTSIDE Magazine’s Best Places to Work list focuses heavily on the perks of work cultures that allow for time spent enjoying the great outdoors. Team members who work at N2’s Home Office -- currently more than 200 employees -- reside in the coastal, historic town of Wilmington, NC. From the headquarters, team members are only miles away from activities like paddle-boarding, sun-bathing, and world-class surfing at Wrightsville Beach, as well as the historic Riverfront in downtown Wilmington that offers stretches of walkable paths lined with boutiques, restaurants, and more. For the company’s hundreds of franchisees across the nation, the opportunity to work from home and truly create their own schedule means the freedom to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors in their region whenever they choose to do so.
“Companies from across the country entered a rigorous two-part survey process to make the winning list,” said Jonah Ogles, Articles Editor at OUTSIDE Magazine. “The Best Companies Group evaluates each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, systems and demographics. There’s also an employee survey to measure personal experience.”
The winning companies are those that value productivity in combination with an active, eco-conscious lifestyle, for fulfilling experience inside and outside the office.
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