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LLamasoft Named to Metro Detroit’s List of Best and Brightest Companies

September 19, 2017

Company Recognized for Commitment to Excellence in Human Resources Practices and Employee Enrichment

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (September 19, 2017) – LLamasoft, a global leader in supply chain optimization software and solutions, today announced that it has been named to the list of Metro Detroit’s 2017 Best and Brightest companies to work for.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition identifies and recognizes organizations that demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are evaluated based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.

LLamasoft offers a variety of benefits and perks to its employees, including four weeks of vacation, maternity and paternity leave, flexibility in the option to work from home and monthly employee events such as wine tastings, yoga on the patio, happy hours, chair massages, ice cream bars and more.

“LLamasoft’s competitive advantage is its people. We hire great people from all around the world, but that’s just the starting point. The real secret is, once you have talented employees onboard, creating and maintaining a culture where every single employee is fully engaged, supported, and able to contribute their meaningful best work. That doesn’t happen by accident, you have to focus and work on it every day, which we try to do,” said Don Hicks, President and CEO of LLamasoft.

The company also utilizes a unique performance management and employee engagement tool which empowers its team by offering monthly coaching instead of annual reviews, creating a process of continuous feedback, realistic goal setting and real-time recognition. One of LLamasoft’s core values speaks directly to its company culture and the importance of enabling an optimal work-life balance for all employees: “we work to live, we don’t live to work.”

“A top priority of ours is to create a culture that nurtures our team’s personal and professional development,” added Craig Wigley, Vice President of Employee Success at LLamasoft. “This recognition is a true testament of our commitment to making LLamasoft a great place to work.”

LLamasoft will be recognized for this honor at an event celebrating this year’s winners on September 22, 2017 at the Detroit Marriott in the Renaissance Center.

Media Contact
LLamasoft, Inc.
Lisa Hajra
734-418-3119 ext 1400