PSNI Announces ‘Best Places to Work in AV – Worldwide 2022’ Award Winners

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(Tulsa, Oklahoma 15.11.2022) PSNI Global Alliance, the leading global network of premier
technology integrators and service providers, is excited to announce ClarkPowell (US) and GBG
(Romania) as winners of this year’s highly coveted ‘Best Places to Work in AV – Worldwide
Award’ for 2022.
Now in its sixth year, the winners of this highly contested and internationally recognized award
were carefully determined based on the results from PSNI’s exclusive annual Employee
Engagement Survey distributed among its 100+ Certified Solution Providers (CSPs).
Sent to the employees of PSNI’s Certified Solution Provider (CSP) network (located in 58
countries and across six continents), the survey lets employees anonymously and confidentially
respond to a series of questions related to their experiences with their current employer, which
are then independently analyzed to determine the results. These include questions around
engagement within the network, identifying work attributes that are most responsible for
driving employee engagement, and understanding employee perceptions in areas such as
leadership, work relationships, culture, growth, and opportunity.

Recognizing excellence in AV
After independent analysis, North Carolina based ClarkPowell, claimed the accolade for
companies with over 50 employees, while Bucharest based GBC claimed the award in the under
50 employees category, with both firms exceeding key employee-performance metrics.
Susan Clark Pinch, President at ClarkPowell, commented: “We are thrilled and honored to
receive this incredible award, which is a testimony to the hard work and devotion from our
valued team. ClarkPowell is a team of audiovisual industry veterans who have designed and
integrated thousands of AV solutions. Since being founded in 1983, not a single employee has
ever been laid off, and we invest significantly in research and continuing education of our team
to ensure we are up to date with the latest technologies and remain specialists in our industry.

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This award is recognition that we are doing this right but, as with all aspects of our business, we
will always strive to do better.”
George BOBOC, Managing Director at GBC added: “To have a successful business you need a
successful team, and we take immense pride in ensuring our teams have the necessary tools
they require to not only carry out their work duties successfully, but enjoy what they do, also.”
He continued: “GBC is the market leader in Romania in the segment of distribution and
integration of audio-video solutions, having strategic partnerships with many manufacturers
renowned in the field and this can only be achieved by creating the right culture. We’re
immensely proud of our team and thrilled to have been named as one of Best Places to Work in
AV in 2022.”

Setting the standard
On a grander scale, the results of the PSNI survey showed continued positivity among overall
job satisfaction within the AV industry, with PSNI’s annual reports helping CSPs to build a
workplace where employees feel valued and confident that managers and leadership will
support their professional development.
This year, the result showed that just over 7 in 10 employees are confident in their company’s
senior leaders and feel valued at the CSP company. This is an important and highly consistent
key driver attribute. Almost 9 in 10 employees say they like the type of work they do for the
company, feel the work is meaningful, know what is expected of them, and feel challenged by
their jobs.
In addition, the results showed that 47 percent of respondents ‘strongly agreed’ to the question
of whether they would recommend the company they worked for, while 75 per cent said they
would go ‘above and beyond’ for their employer.
Discussing the results, Chris Miller, Executive Director of PSNI Global Alliance said while
progress continues to be made, he warned that it remains vitally important that senior leaders
in companies take on board both the positives and negatives of the results, with
communication a key driver: “Regardless of the type of engagement survey used, the biggest
mistake I see is that senior leadership does not follow through on the survey results with the
employees.

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He adds: “They need to know they were heard and that their feedback will make a difference.
It’s also important that employers celebrate the strengths and recognize the areas of
improvement, while creating action plans with teams that include employees, which benefits
everyone.”
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