FUEL was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. The annual program, created by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group, was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in the state, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce, and businesses.
“FUEL emphasizes a culture that not only inspires creativity and fuels our employees’ passion for professional growth and success but also puts the important things in life first: family, health, community, and fun,” said Warren Griffith, founder and CEO of FUEL. “We are delighted about this recognition, a testament to our unique culture and the family we’ve created at FUEL.”
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. The process included an in-depth evaluation of each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and processes, and demographics in addition to an employee survey to measure the employee experience at the workplace. The combined scores determined the 81 companies from throughout the state and the final rankings for the 2021 Best Places to Work in South Carolina. The ranked companies will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Columbia on August 5, and the rankings will be published in the August 2021 issue of SCBIZ magazine.
FUEL is an award-winning marketing agency that puts its team’s needs and happiness first, knowing that loyalty and productivity come naturally when employees are happy. Griffith says, “We believe fun stimulates the mind, spawns creativity, and creates a positive culture where employees want to learn, grow, and give their best effort.” In addition to traditional benefits, FUEL ends each work week at noon on Fridays, gives everyone their birthday off as well as the week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, hosts regular social and professional development events, and has quarterly wellness competitions to promote healthy lifestyles.
FUEL has committees in place that touch every aspect of its business to give each team member a voice in the agency’s growth path. The agency is also heavily involved in supporting nonprofit organizations through its FUEL for Good Grant program. Each quarter, FUEL selects a local nonprofit and provides up to $10,000 of pro bono marketing services. These and other benefits and programs, along with a dedicated leadership team at FUEL, create a culture of engagement, communication, and collaboration.