Birmingham’s MATRIX Resources Named No. 11 Among Best Small Companies to Work for in America

BIRMINGHAM, July 9, 2007 – Birmingham’s MATRIX Resources, Inc. has been named No. 11 among the Best Small Companies to Work for in America at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) 59th Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, NV.

This is the third consecutive year MATRIX has been recognized by SHRM and the Great Place to Work® Institute (GPTW) ( in the annual ranking of the 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America. MATRIX was No. 14 on the 2006 list and No. 19 in 2005. GPTW evaluates and ranks the top 25 small and top 25 medium size companies in America that use smart people management strategies to develop successful organizations with highly productive and satisfied workforces.

The rankings are largely determined based on results from a randomly distributed employee opinion survey. Each company evaluated was given a score based on employees’ responses to a detailed questionnaire about the organizations’ workplace cultures.

MATRIX was recognized for its progressive workplaces practices including a rich balance of clearly defined and integrated company values, two-way communications processes, shared decision-making and goal setting, and a strong commitment to invest in the careers and lives of each of its employees.

“At most companies, executives operate with the belief that once financial success has been achieved they will then invest in their people,” said Jim Huling, CEO at MATRIX Resources, Inc.. “At MATRIX, we believe it’s the reverse. If you invest in your people, those people will do the things that earn phenomenal results.”

“MATRIX has a progressive work culture with clearly defined values and public accountability to those values, said Shannon Brandon, Director of Alabama Operations for MATRIX Resources. “We practice open communications and have high employee participation in company decision-making. Just as important, we invest in our employees not only through professional development programs, but also by providing the assurance of work-life balance.”

MATRIX is a premier IT staffing and services provider to the business community, as well as the preferred partner for career assistance by job seeking IT professionals. The company ranks 23rd nationally among the top IT staffing firms and 39th among IT services firms, according to IT Services Business Report / Staffing Industry Analysts, May 2007.

MATRIX has received numerous national, regional and local recognitions for it values-based culture and successful employee job share and other work-life balance programs including best places to work rankings in Georgia, Texas, Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth. In 2004, MATRIX was presented the Turknett Leadership Character Award for the company’s outstanding corporate culture of integrity, respect, accountability and commitment to excellence.

“Small and medium-sized companies make up the majority of the American economy and workforce,” said SHRM President and CEO, Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR. “These winning organizations demonstrate that making effective use of their workforce is key to their success, and their accomplishments deserve recognition.”

GPTW co-founder, Robert Levering, said, “These companies stand out because their employees find them to be places where they can trust the management, take pride in their work and have fun. Other companies have much to learn about how to be productive and do right by their people.”

The winning organizations will appear in the July issue of HR Magazine and also listed on the GPTW Web site at


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