Best Places to Work - The Journal Record 2018 - Page 57

#20 Small/Medium Employer Website: Twitter Handle: @BIS_tweets U.S. Corporate Headquarters: Edmond Industry: Technology Status: Private U.S. Employees: 81 Oklahoma Employees: 81 Year Founded: 1986 Company Leader: Danny Rotelli, CEO B IS is a nationally recognized, full-service information tech- nology provider. Established in the late 1980s, BIS remains deeply invested in building the best technology solutions possible with a singular goal to achieve substantial and measur- able impact for clients. BIS prefers to work on the most difficult projects by creating elegant solutions to complex problems. With an in-house team of courageous developers, business analysts, data scientists and support staff, BIS is structured to succeed, said BIS CEO Danny Rotelli. “Taking care of employees and their future is paramount at BIS. Every employee is a valued member of the team,” Rotelli said. “The company works to create a culture where any employee can interact within all levels of the organization to make things happen. “This is our life, not just our job. I want this environment to be a place that not only I enjoy coming to, but that my people are genuinely here and that they’re happy,” he said. “I feed off their energy. So, it’s pretty critical just from a lifestyle perspec- tive to have people that are engaged and enjoying their work and their workplace.” Free snacks, recreation areas, monthly employee recognition, The Journal Record awards, and free lunch and breakfasts throughout the year are just some of the perks workers can enjoy at BIS. When things start to feel stale or boring, Rotelli caters with food trucks to lighten the mood. Employees are encouraged to be their “wonderful selves” through the BIS Best of the Month pro- gram. The employee who receives the most votes from co-work- ers is recognized in a monthly company meeting and awarded gift cards, a bonus check and other goodies. “From a business perspective, it’s impossible to retain and recruit if you don’t have something special to offer. As a small company you’re held to a higher standard. But, we have more ability to affect and influence our culture and make this a place people want to be,” Rotelli said. “And it’s one of the differentia- tors between us and other organizations. For 30 years it’s been an important part of my vision and my mission – to retain and recruit people.” New employees enjoy immediate access to incentive programs, and all employees are encouraged to take a break and play video games, pool, or table tennis with a co-worker. BIS encourages per- sonal development and provides employees state-of-the-art tools to ensure they’re doing what they do best. 2018 Best Places to Work 57