Ascendum Solutions Named a Finalist in the Cincinnati Business Courier's 2020 Best Places to Work
CINCINNATI - Ascendum Solutions, a global digital innovation firm, was named a finalist in the Cincinnati Business Courier's 2020 Best Places to Work (BPTW). The program recognizes companies and organizations in Greater Cincinnati that are setting the bar for how to keep employees happy and engaged.
This year, the Business Courier also named Ascendum one of the top three Largest IT Companies in the Greater Cincinnati area. The considerations for earning finalist status include (but were not limited to): senior leadership, company culture, individual needs, manager effectiveness, work recognition and employee engagement.
"As a rapidly growing global technology company, we have worked hard to cultivate a culture that embraces diversity, promotes inclusion, fosters innovation and invests in our employees," said Ascendum President and CEO Kris Nair. "I am thrilled we are finalist this year and extremely proud of the talented individuals at our firm. This recognition reflects our continuing effort to develop a supportive, culturally-rich workplace where innovative ideas thrive, while encouraging a healthy work-life balance."
Some of the recent programs the firm has implemented to nurture a more engaging work environment include:
• Ascendum's Freedom to Innovate Program
• Ascendum Ambassador Program
• Ascendum Culture Club
• Innovation hackathons
• Lunch and learn / upskills programs
Recently the company launched the SafeReturn application, designed to help enterprises, organizations and schools limit the spread of COVID-19 using daily self-assessment surveys. The app also has advanced security features that integrate with building security badges and timecard systems. Earlier in the year, the Ascendum digital team created OhioHelps.com, a site designed to connect volunteers with neighbors in need of assistance.
Prior to the coronavirus shut down, Ascendum offered daily fresh fruit, monthly coffee/smoothie bars, monthly catered lunches, quarterly happy hours, charitable fundraisers, and participation in community events. Each year the firm hosts a paid family picnic; Halloween, holiday and Diwali (India Festival of Light) parties; and company-wide pot-luck lunches. Ascendum has more than 1,600 employees worldwide.