“We value employees who want to come to work and have time and energy to help those in need.” – Managing Partner, Paul B. Harding
The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. Through its workplace improvement offerings, WorkplaceDynamics provides solutions, training and tools to help clients improve their workplace.The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employers in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees. In the Capital District, some 700 organizations were invited to participate with over 15,000 employees.
What makes a great place to work? According to the staff at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, it’s the overall day-to-day atmosphere, a great culture, and a top-down, bottom-up commitment to the company’s mission. Paul Harding, Managing Partner at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, credits the people who work there and the clients they serve for the firm’s positive workplace. “Receiving this award means a great deal to all of us at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP because it emanates from the very people who define our culture and satisfy the mission of the firm,” says Harding. The commitment to being a great place to work shows in all aspects of the firm’s culture. Martin Harding & Mazzotti, LLP offers a state of the art digital workplace, with all systems networked to enable a paper-free environment. No paper files has made everyone’s job at the firm easier, and they feel much more efficient and productive.
“We value employees who want to come to work and have time and energy to help those in need,” according to Harding. Examples of this cohesive family-like atmosphere are evident in the law firm where partners and staff work – and play – together. For example, staff members play on the firm’s softball team, they come together for the annual Firefighter’s Run 4 Your Life 5K, and help out to fit free bicycle helmets, provided by the firm, to various law enforcement groups.
The atmosphere of giving back to the community extends to various non-profit organizations the firm supports, some of which have personal ties to its employees; including The Legal Project and JDRF. There is a firm-wide commitment to helping the community, including the Free 5-Hour Driving Course for students who want to get their driver’s license and the long-running program providing Free Cab Rides Home on major celebratory holidays, ranging from Memorial Day to New Year’s Eve.
Numerous employee perks help, too! The firm holds a Staff Appreciation Day with luncheon and complimentary massages, a day at the Saratoga Race Course and gives employees the opportunity to see a Broadway show at Proctor’s Theater.