Criterion Wins Hearst Connecticut Top Workplaces 2020 Award

Norwalk, CT - Criterion, a leader in HR, payroll and recruiting management software, has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by Hearst Connecticut Media Group. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

Sunil Reddy, Criterion CEO was also recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award in the same category. Reddy attributes his company’s success and culture to alignment on three core values: excellent customer service, efficiency, and enthusiasm.  “When we hire a new person, we’re scoring them on these three values. If they don’t fit in, we don’t hire them. They could be exceptionally talented, but if they don’t align on our values we don’t hire them. When you get people who are all aligned, the morale is high. We have to be conscientious in everything we do.” Reddy said.

“In times of great change, it is more important than ever to maintain a connection among employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward based on real-time insights into what works best for your organization. The Top Workplaces program can be that positive outcome your company can rally around in the coming months to celebrate leadership and the importance of maintaining an employee-focused culture, even during challenging times.”   

About Criterion

Criterion delivers the best human capital management (HCM) software user experience, functionality and value in the mid-market. Our full range of HCM solutions and state-of-the-art platform help organizations better manage the entire employment lifecycle and make data-driven workforce decisions at every stage. Criterion has served the HCM needs of mid-sized companies for more than 30 years. To learn more, visit

About Energage

Energage offers a fully unified SaaS platform, plus support and professional services, to help organizations recruit and retain the right talent. As a B-Corporation founding member, Energage has committed itself to the purpose of making the world a better place to work together. Based on 14 years of culture research, the engine behind 51 Top Workplaces programs across the country, and data gathered from over 20 million employees at 60,000 organizations, Energage has isolated the 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any business, and developed the tools and expertise to help organizations measure, shape and showcase their unique culture to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage.

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