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Cat5 Commerce named Top Workplace by St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The online retail company made the list of top St. Louis workplaces for 2016 and 2017

Niche online retailer Cat5 Commerce was recognized as a Top Workplace for the second year in a row by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

“I can be myself,” said a Cat5 employee in the anonymous survey, “I’m surrounded by people who care about me and my well being, personally and professionally.”

More than 1,270 workplaces were invited to participate and the questionnaires garnered more than 38,000 responses. Employers were rated on seven different factors, including but not limited to health, effectiveness, values, cooperation and connection. Cat5 Commerce was recognized for its top-tier benefits package and extracurricular company events.

“It’s an honor to have been recognized, and we will continue to foster the best possible environment for our employees,” said Andrew Hoefener, president of Cat5 Commerce.

About Cat5 Commerce

Founded in 2004, Cat5 Commerce develops and operates niche online retail destinations from its base in Chesterfield, Mo. Its best-known retail properies are TacticalGear.com, RunningShoes.com and WorkBoots.com.

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