Lazer Spot earns a spot on the Forbes Best Employer List 2018!
Forbes magazine has named Lazer Spot one of the best midsize employers in America for 2018. Forbes’ annual ranking includes 500 companies that have at least 1,000 employees. Lazer Spot is Number 384, joining transportation and logistics companies like Covenant Transportation (No. 268), Coyote Logistics (No. 389), and USA Truck (No. 403).
Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to compile the list. Statista surveyed 30,000 people, asking respondents to rate how likely they'd be to recommend their employer to others. Respondents were also asked to nominate organizations outside of their own.
Book publisher Penguin Random claimed the Number 1 spot on the list. Forbes said an “entrepreneurial spirit shapes the employee experience at the company, playing a big role in recruiting as well as retention.”
Lazer Spot CEO Adam Newsome said, “I’m really interested in that idea, because recruiting and retention are so hugely important in our own industry. We try to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit at Lazer Spot as well, so that our team members feel empowered to go that extra mile for our customers, and therefore build our company and our brand. In fact, we offer a $1,000 per truck new business bonus for team members who play an active role in helping us secure new customers.
"I also took note of the concept of a good ‘employee experience.’ That’s something we’re working on as well, from the moment drivers apply through our new TenStreet application that’s designed to make the application process faster and easier. We’ve invested in our safety training videos, so that our new hires get off on the right foot from day one. And we have an 800-line that allows team members to anonymously make complaints or suggestions.”
COO Phil Newsome said, “It’s such a huge honor to be included on a list that also includes L.L. Bean (No. 9), ESPN (No. 148), and Twitter (No. 304). We do want Lazer Spot to be recognized as an employer of choice for truck drivers, because our drivers are the foundation of our business. We have a blue-chip customer base, and our drivers deliver best-in-class service to them every day.”
Lazer Spot offers advantages such as the ability to be home every night, the opportunity for advancement, and a 401(k) plan that is immediately vested and features a generous match, noted VP of Human Resources Lorraine Sosa. “And we have a referral bonus that offers team members up to $2,000 when a friend is hired at Lazer Spot based on the team member’s recommendation. We encourage our team members to check with their managers or call the HR department at 678-771-2600 to learn the details of that program. We have folks who’ve earned the bonus multiple times, and we like putting money in their pockets while hiring their friends to round out our team.”
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