KnowBe4 admired by millennials for developing a culture of fun, transparency and career growth
Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored KnowBe4 as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Millennials. The ranking considered feedback representing over 4.5 million employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. KnowBe4 took the number 2 spot on the list.
“Because our employees are our most important asset, we place a high value on fun, transparency and career growth at KnowBe4,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “These are values that millennials thrive on. We’re proud to support a staff that’s just over half millennials.”
“At KnowBe4, we encourage diversity and transparency in our ever-changing industry; which is why we set our own rules and create a fun and fast-paced work environment that empowers employees to reach their highest potential,” said Erika Lance, SVP of people operations, KnowBe4. “To be recognized as one of the premier places for millennials in the workplace is an honor and also speaks to the amazing culture we continue to cultivate for all of our employees. In the past year, we have established a new department specific to career development to help ensure that we have a way for all employees to continue their long-term success. We pride ourselves on being a place where our employees enjoy coming to work everyday.”
The Best Workplaces for Millennials stand out for creating more positive experiences for millennials in positions of leadership. Throughout the last year, KnowBe4 has had a 15% promotion rate for managers and a 23% promotion rate overall, which includes many millennials.
“Millennials today face a unique set of challenges both in and out of the workplace ranging from cumbersome student loans to a lack of trust in their management,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “The Best Workplaces on this list have created a greater sense of fairness, collaboration, and professional development for millennials. These positive experiences empower them to bring their full potential to the workplace and the world.”
The Best Workplaces for Millennials is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. KnowBe4 also was ranked number 60 as a Best Workplace for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE in 2018.
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 26,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as the last line of defense.
Number 96 on the 2018 Inc. 500 list, #34 on 2018 Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and #2 in Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity 500. KnowBe4 is headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida with European offices in England, the Netherlands, Germany and offices in Brazil, South Africa and Singapore.
About the Best Workplaces for Millennials
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses representing over 4.5 million employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
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