Forbes Names EquipmentShare One of America’s Best Startup Employers

Forbes and Statista named EquipmentShare, an equipment and digital solutions provider serving the construction industry, one of the top employers in Missouri on the 2022 list of America’s best startup employers. This is the third consecutive year EquipmentShare has been included on the list. In 2021, EquipmentShare was one of just three businesses in the state of Missouri to be named to the list.

To determine the list, Statista identified 2,500 American businesses founded between 2012 and 2019 that employ at least 50 people. Statista evaluated each organization based on three criteria, the first being employer reputation. The firm reviewed articles, blogs and social media posts pertaining to each employer, searching for specific phrases such as “corporate culture,” “diversity” and “employee engagement.” Statista then assessed employee satisfaction, evaluating online reviews, as well as growth, examining the organizations’ website traffic and headcounts over a two-year period. The final list ranks the 500 employers that boast the best employer reputations, employee satisfaction and growth.

“We want great people at EquipmentShare, so we empower them to be the best by putting them in roles where they can succeed,” Jabbok Schlacks, CEO and co-founder of EquipmentShare, said. “Our goal is to make sure our people are in roles where they can grow, make a difference and feel like a valuable part of the company. That’s a huge portion of what we do and why we do it, and it’s one reason why we’ve grown so quickly.”

Founded in 2015, EquipmentShare employs more than 3,000 team members in the United States and currently operates more than 115 locations across the country. The company is headquartered in Columbia, MO, and employs nearly 600 team members in the state of Missouri alone.

“The No. 1 factor in our company’s growth and success is our employees,” Willy Schlacks, president and co-founder of EquipmentShare, said.

EquipmentShare prides itself on providing a people-first workplace. With a focus on wellness of the mind, body and spirit, EquipmentShare believes if employees feel like they are well taken care of, they will turn that around and make customers feel the same way. EquipmentShare has an enrichment and events team dedicated to making employees feel valued with fun events, monthly gift cards and acknowledgments of big moments in employees’ lives.

“This people-first approach helps us compete for top talent,” Leslie Adams, lead recruiter at EquipmentShare, said. “We are building the future of construction and a better place to work. If you’re going to leave your family and spend a lot of your time at work, you need to like it. We want our employees to feel valued and, in turn, they will stay with us and do good work.”

With a focus on hiring more veterans, EquipmentShare is currently recruiting for a variety of roles in equipment sales, technology installation, maintenance and service and software engineering.

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