Construx Software Named as One of Washington's Best Workplaces by Puget Sound Business Journal

Construx Software Named One of Washington's Best Workplaces by Puget Sound Business Journal

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PSBJ_logo[1]      Bellevue, WA - June 27, 2008 - Construx Software was named as one of the finalists for Washington's Best Workplaces by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The program was launched last year to identify and recognize best practices in the hiring and retention of great people. After an extensive and rigorous process, which included more than 300 nominees and the completion of surveys by nominee-company employees across the state, workplaces in four different categories have been identified as Washington's best, based on their various employee benefit offerings, leadership culture and work/life balance philosophies. In total, 65 companies have made the grade as finalists.

Construx Software is the market leader in software development best practices training and consulting. What defines the company is a set of shared values such as openness, trust, and respect that are expressed in ways big and small. Management has created an environment that empowers employees to perform at their highest level while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. In the words of one employee, “I know that there will always be ways for me to grow in my job. It’s one of the ways that Construx ‘walks the talk.’ Professional development is not just a key service we offer our clients, it’s also a core value that ensures we’re the best at what we do.”

"It's gratifying to be recognized as one of the best places to work in Washington state. Our goal is to attract and retain an exceptional staff, and we believe that creating an exceptional environment helps us do that." Steve McConnell, CEO and Founder, Construx Software.

“Work-force development has never been more important – or more difficult – than it is in today’s global economy,” said Emory Thomas Jr., publisher of the Business Journal. “We believe the Business Journal, as the Puget Sound area’s top source of business information, has an important role to play in drawing attention to innovations and excellence in the management of our region’s No. 1 resource: its people.”

The finalists – 20 small companies, 20 medium-sized companies, 20 large companies, and five nonprofits – will be celebrated at a one-of-a-kind awards event at Safeco Field on August 13th. Honorees and the public alike are invited to come cheer for the workplace accomplishments of these companies from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The celebration will include ballpark food and drink, walking the bases, caricatures by award-winning Business Journal cartoonist Milt Priggee, speed pitching, and an awards presentation. The company with the greatest number of employees present will win a suite at a future Seattle Mariners game.

For more information, visit www.wabestworplaces.com.

About Construx SoftwareConstrux Software is the market leader in software development best practices training and consulting. Construx was founded in 1996 by Steve McConnell, respected author and thought leader on software development best practices. Steve’s books Code Complete, Rapid Development, and other titles are some of the most accessible books on software development with more than a million copies in print in 20 languages. Steve’s passion for advancing the art and science of software engineering is shared by Construx’s team of seasoned consultants. Their depth of knowledge and expertise has helped hundreds of companies solve their software challenges by identifying and adopting practices that have been proven to produce high quality software – faster, and with greater predictability. Visit Construx Software on the web at www.construx.com.

About Puget Sound Business JournalPuget Sound Business Journal is the region's premier source of business information, serving an unparalleled audience of business and community leaders. In addition to the weekly newspaper, the Business Journal provides daily updates via its web site and email alerts. The company also plays a vital role in bringing the area's leadership community together by hosting a wide variety of events throughout the year, from the Washington’s Best Workplaces event at Safeco Field to the annual 100 Fastest Growing Companies celebration to the Women of Influence awards event. Puget Sound Business Journal is a unit of American City Business Journals, which operates 41 local business newspapers throughout the United States. Visit Puget Sound Business Journal on the web at www.pugetsoundbusinessjournal.com.

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