TQL Ranked on Fortune List of Nation's Best Workplaces for Millennials

Cincinnati, OH – Total Quality Logistics is a young company – not quite 19 years old – and certainly understands the positive impact the millennial generation brings to the workforce. As a result, the consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune named the rapidly growing freight brokerage firm one of the country's 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2016.

TQL ranked 30th on the list based on millennial employees’ responses to an anonymous survey asking about their levels of trust, pride and camaraderie in the workplace. This is the second straight year TQL has made the list.

“This is a great honor for TQL,” said Kerry Byrne, president. “We’ve built a company that appeals to all generations because it rewards hard work. As it relates to millennials, there are not a lot of places where younger people can have the kind of autonomy, financial security and leadership opportunities we provide so early in their professional lives.”

The 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials list is published by Great Place to Work® and Fortune in conjunction along with two related lists—the 20 Best Workplaces for Gen X and the 20 Best Workplaces for Baby Boomers.

“There are more similarities than differences when it comes to what different generations want in a great workplace,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “Our research shows that company pride, a sense of community and competent, ethical leadership can bring millennials, Gen X and baby boomers together for a great, high-performing workplace.”

The 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials ranking is based entirely upon employees' own feedback and winners are selected from a database of some 620 Great Place to Work®-Certified organizations. To determine the list, Fortune asked Great Place to Work® to survey more than 88,000 Millennials (born 1981 or later), who rated their organizations on 58 workplace quality questions. Employees considered the sincerity of managers' support for people's personal and professional lives, how transparent communication is, people's ability to be themselves at work and to invest in their lives outside work, and the meaning they get from their jobs, among many other factors. Millennials' anonymous responses resulted in a total score for each company, which was compared to the benchmark for organizations of that size. Companies needed to employ at least 50 Millennials and achieve a 95-percent confidence level with a margin of error of 5-percent or less in order to be eligible.

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, women, diversity, small and medium companies and over a half dozen different industries. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

Total Quality Logistics is the nation's second largest freight brokerage firm with one of the most unique and innovative business models in the industry. What started as a two-man operation in Cincinnati has grown 100 percent organically into a 5,500+-strong-team of logistics professionals who coordinate the movements of more than 30,000 shipments per week around the globe. Connect with TQL on the web, on Facebook or on Twitter @TQLogistics. 

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