BIA Named as 2013 Top Work Place

Barry Isett & Associates (BIA), a multi-discipline engineering firm headquartered in Allentown, PA, is pleased to announce that the company has been named among The Morning Call Top Workplaces.

The Morning Call is a daily newspaper that serves the greater Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metro area. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulation, the Call distributes more than 106,000 papers daily with a Sunday circulation in excess of 122,000.

Five hundred Lehigh Valley companies with 50 employees or more were invited to participate in a survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. Seventy-five of BIA’s 100 associates elected to take the survey, which measured workplace satisfaction and organizational health. The tabulation of data placed BIA among the top 30 workplaces, with special honors accorded for Work/Life Flexibility. According to a four-year study conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, companies with high scores for organizational health outperform the Standard and Poor’s500 index by 15% a year.

“This honor is a reflection of the values promoted by Barry and Shirley Isett,” says company president Kevin T. Campbell. “Founded by Barry in 1977, the company is transitioning ownership to associate-shareholders and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). We have more flexibility than companies whose driving force is achieving only bottom-line profits for shareholders. We value and encourage the professionalism and excellence of our staff members, but we also understand there are times when personal concerns must come first. A company founded by a family understands family values, and lives them every day.”

BIA’s president, Kevin Campbell, HR manager Kimberli Kyra, senior project manager, Ryan Kern, and marketing manager, Francee Fuller accepted the 2013 Top Workplace award at the February 27th celebration at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. A special section on the program appears in the March 3rd print edition of the Morning Call and on-line at http://www.mcall.com/business/topworkplaces/