Soderquist Center Named a Best Place to Work in Arkansas

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (September 5, 2013) — The Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Arkansas, according to the Arkansas Business and Best Companies Group.

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Arkansas, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of twelve companies.

The Soderquist Center for Leadership & Ethics is a provider of leadership development for organizations of all sizes. They are dedicated to developing values-based leaders around the world. By using relationships, trust, collaboration, excellence and experiential learning, they equip people with the transforming power of ethical leadership. The Soderquist Center is celebrating its fifteenth year serving leaders in Northwest Arkansas and around the world.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Arkansas. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Arkansas, analyzed the data and determined the final rankings.

The actual rankings will be published in the September 2013 issue of Arkansas Business and the ranked companies will also be recognized at a special awards ceremony in this month.

The Soderquist Center is a premier provider of values-based leadership, organizational, and team development for organizations of all sizes, including several Fortune 500 companies.  Located on the campus of John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, the Center was founded in 1998 by Don Soderquist, former COO and Senior Vice-Chairman of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. For more information visit www.soderquist.org.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 2 overall and No. 1 Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report. JBU enrolls more than 2,500 students from 42 states and 44 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.