SEATTLE, July 15, 2009 – Garvey Schubert Barer was named as one of the “2009 Best Companies to Work For” by Seattle Business magazine. Companies were measured by a number of factors, including: demonstrating leadership in communication; training and education; responsibility and decision-making; fostering an environment of accountability and team work; performance standards; rewards and recognition; work environment; and corporate culture.
“Garvey Schubert Barer has made it a priority to focus on our clients and ensure that our clients are receiving the best possible service,” said chief operating officer Erle Cohen.
Carla Weitzman, the Seattle office’s human resources manager, said: “This isn’t just lip service. We have implemented measurable programs in the past year to reward performance, stimulate new ideas and provide a positive work-life balance for our attorneys and staff. Our programs include a new peer-recognized thank-you program which enables employees to be nominated for quarterly drawings. Employees have a chance to earn $200, a day off or a gift certificate each quarter.”
The new programs apparently have paid off. Garvey Schubert Barer is pleased to be among Seattle’s top employers, and believes it translates into better client service.