A Look at an Incredible Year of Growth and Recognition

What an exciting year it has been as we work to create stronger individuals and organizations through our ADURO Human Performance programs! We have been honored by several organizations recently for our culture, innovation and leadership — and if you’ll excuse us for tooting our own horn for a minute, we’d love to share that news with you.

Inc. Magazine ‘Inc. 500|5000’ — the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the U.S.

We are incredibly proud to note that ADURO has made the 2016 Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S at No. 482.

The Inc. 500|5000 list, first published in 1982 and expanded from 500 to 5,000 companies in 2007, “has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success,” according to the magazine’s website. On average, the companies in the top 500 have grown almost nine-fold over the past three years, Inc. noted.

“We’re honored to be included in this prestigious listing, but the true story of ADURO’s growth isn’t our revenue,” according to co-founder and CEO Dr. Darren White. “Our success means we are helping more organizations create a culture around Human Performance, that our clients appreciate our innovative and tailored approach, and that they are realizing value on their investment.”

Just as important, he added, is the impact the company has on individuals. “Ultimately, we’re growing because people across the country are using ADURO programs to help achieve their goals and improve their lives,” White said. “That’s the most rewarding thing of all.”

Inc. Magazine ‘50 Best Places to Work’

Companies on the Inc. Magazine ’50 Best Places to Work’ list — including ADURO — have created a culture that allows them to find and keep the very best employees. The winners were rated in three main areas:

  1. Wallet and workplace: How well companies promote employees’ financial security through retirement, insurance and other financial benefits — as well as work arrangements that increase employee satisfaction, such as flex time and unlimited vacation time.
  2. Employee feedback: The best companies go to great lengths to capture, understand and act on insights from their staff. Companies were scored on the design of their systems, the depth of their insights and the thoroughness of their follow-up.
  3. Performance innovation: Inc. looked for companies that take special measures to motivate and recognize employee performance.

Seattle Business Magazine ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’

This year, ADURO landed at No. 18 in the annual Washington “100 Best Companies to Work For” rankings by Seattle Business Magazine. It’s the third straight year we have been recognized in the midsize category.

“We won this award because of our people — we want them to love their jobs so much that being at work is the best part of their day,” said ADURO co-founder and Chief People Officer Dr. Toni Best. “We don’t think happy hour should be limited to after work; instead, we aim for what we call ‘#Happy 8 Hours.’”

Puget Sound Business Journal ‘Top 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, Eastside’

We are thrilled to be No. 5 in the Puget Sound Business Journal list of the “Top 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, Eastside.” This list ranks companies by percentage of revenue growth from 2015-2016, a time when ADURO saw an increase in growth of 341%. To qualify for the list, companies must be headquartered in the Eastside region of the Seattle metro area and must operate as an independent privately held corporation, proprietorship or partnership (not a subsidiary or division of another company).

Edington CBIZ ‘Next Practice Award’

It was an incredible surprise to learn that ADURO won the Edington CBIZ “Next Practice Award” in several categories! These awards identify companies that are using innovative well-being practices and programs to cultivate a high-performing culture based on five core pillars: Senior Leadership, Operational Leadership, Self-Leadership, Recognition and Rewards and Quality Assurance.

“Everyone knows they’re part of something bigger at ADURO,” Best said. “We’re thrilled to be recognized as a company, but our mission truly is about the power of what people can create when they work together.”