Ollis/Akers/Arney placed No.1 in the 2008 Choice Employers for the 25-100 employees category, an annual award conducted by the Springfield Business Journal.
A special publication and breakfast event recognized area companies for employee incentives, family-friendliness, people development and corporate culture. The honorees were profiled in a special publication in November 2008 inserted into SBJ.
Ollis/Akers/Arney focuses on supporting employees both professionally and personally through yearly evaluations, goal setting to support job-related and personal goals, and training and seminars that foster an environment of learning and advancement.
The company also offers a comprehensive wellness program that includes a company-paid health-risk assessment, fresh fruit and flu shots, and on-site exercise equipment. “We think that leadership development and wellness is all intertwined, and someone who has a good solid personal life and is physically fit and mentally fit is going to make an excellent associate,” says Richard Ollis.