For the second year in a row, JH Specialty, Inc., a full-service marketing and communications firm based in Fort Wayne, has been included in Counselor Magazine's list of the "Best Places to Work." JH Specialty ranked number 22 out of 60 U.S. companies from the advertising specialty industry that were recognized in the September 2009 issue of the magazine, known as the "voice" of the promotional products industry.
Counselor Best Places to Work honorees were selected based on an in-depth survey of employees from the companies applying for the prestigious designation. The survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, included 37 questions through which employees evaluated their experience working at the organization.
JH Specialty employees listed fun perks such as a loft equipped with a ping-pong table, putting green, dart board and pool table, along with quarterly bonuses and twice-monthly staff lunches provided by the boss. JH Specialty also ranked highly in the area of corporate culture, with staff citing multiple employee events such as holiday celebrations, pool parties and sports outings to foster a team atmosphere, and a company-paid gym membership to promote physical fitness.
"It is an honor to have a team that enjoys coming to work every day," says JH Specialty President John Henry III. "JH Specialty is truly a family environment, and it is a pleasure spending the majority of my days with these great individuals."
Founded by Henry in 1998, JH Specialty specializes in the utilization of technology in marketing applications, Web development, communications and efficiency. JH Specialty has provided marketing campaigns, Web sites, events and promotional product fulfillment for a variety of clients from Fortune 500 companies to Mom and Pop shops across the United States.