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FORTUNE Names Ryan America’s Best Workplace for Flexibility

Press Release Apr 07, 2016

Dallas, TexasRyan, a leading global tax services firm, was recently ranked number one on the FORTUNE 50 Best Workplaces for Flexibility list. More than 600 companies of varying sizes, across a wide range of industries, were evaluated for this prestigious designation. Ryan’s selection as the very best flexible workplace in the United States follows several other FORTUNE workplace recognitions, including the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® and the FORTUNE 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials.

“Ranking number one across the entire United States in workplace flexibility validates our strategy to build and maintain a premier work environment for delivering superior client service and results,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “Ryan associates are demonstrating the power that an innovative and flexible work environment has on business productivity and success.”

The driving force behind Ryan’s tax services market leadership position is a commitment to attracting and retaining world-class professionals at all levels of their careers. The Firm’s internationally recognized flexible work environment, called myRyan, measures work performance based on results achieved, as opposed to hours worked. Since rolling out myRyan, the Firm has dramatically improved employee retention and satisfaction, demonstrated consistent revenue growth, and achieved the highest client satisfaction ratings in company history.

As one Ryan employee said in the FORTUNE profile: “It’s all about the quality of the work we put out, not the hours we put in.

Winning companies were selected based on responses to the Trust Index, Great Place to Work’s employee assessment survey, as well as an analysis of respondents’ anonymous comments. Survey questions assessed co-workers’ feelings on work-life success, in addition to factors like communication, fairness and leadership that affect employees’ ability to accommodate their personal lives without compromising their careers. FORTUNE and Great Place to Work also considered the range of flexible workplace programs offered at each organization and the frequency of their use.

Creating career flexibility isn’t as simple as giving people time off or the chance to adjust their schedules to meet demands at home,” said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work®. “These companies have made a real investment in credible, trusting cultures that help employees achieve their goals both inside and outside the workplace.”

About Great Place to Work® 
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and more than a half dozen different industry lists.

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


Melodie Elliott
Director, Content and Communications Marketing