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Columbus CEO Magazine Names GSW, an inVentiv Health Company, a 2016 Columbus Metro Area Top Place to Work

Columbus, Ohio – April 29, 2016 – GSW, an industry leader in healthcare advertising and an inVentiv Health company, has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by Columbus CEO magazine. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including alignment, execution and connection.

"We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the Top Workplaces, particularly as our very own employees were surveyed and the award is based on their important feedback," said GSW President Dan Smith. "At GSW, we believe in putting people first. This award underscores GSW’s commitment to our people and our culture."

As one of the world's most awarded healthcare advertising agencies, GSW promotes a collaborative, innovative and creative work environment. Employees and their passions are the lifeblood of GSW. To encourage and fuel those passions, employees take advantage of opportunities around the office and beyond such as casual dress code, work from home and telecommuting flexibility, a 401k package, professional development, summer hours program, monthly free food trucks on site, volunteer experiences, tickets to local concerts and sporting events, on-site and off-site parties, early release events throughout the year and a number of ongoing creative culture awards programs.

"The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. "But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

The recognition follows other recent honors, including receiving 14 awards in March at the Columbus ADDYs (American Advertising Awards), more than any other agency in town. Last year alone, GSW acquired 37 new brands/clients, hired 139 new employees and was nominated and short-listed for more than 30 awards across North America. The agency was named Med Ad News’ 2015 Most Admired Agency.

About GSW and inVentiv Health
GSW is a full-service healthcare communications agency that goes beyond advertising to create personalized brand experiences that involve, inspire, educate, and activate people through ongoing brand journeys. Building partnerships with pharmaceutical, biotech, and health-and-wellness clients in 18 major markets around the world, GSW creates marketing solutions through a comprehensive and wide array of services.

GSW is an inVentiv Health company. inVentiv Health is a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry deliver new drugs and therapies to market. GSW’s integration with public relations and medical communications agencies at inVentiv Health drives complete communications solutions that build corporate and brand value and deliver on the bottom line.

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About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. WorkplaceDynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

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