Criterion Wins Hearst Connecticut Top Workplaces Award for Second Consecutive Year

Norwalk, CT – Criterion, a global provider of Simply Powerful Human Capital Management software, has been awarded the Top Workplaces 2021 honor by Hearst Connecticut Media Group. Criterion also received the Top Workplaces award in the Hearst 2020 competition.

Criterion was also awarded the Hearst Award for “New Ideas” in this years’ competition. CEO Sunil Reddy attributes his company’s success to alignment on core company values such as service excellence, as well as collaboration as key to creating a winning culture.

According to Reddy: “Collaboration with employees and our 500 plus customers on our quarterly releases not only creates impressive HCM software, but a culture of shared interest and ownership that carries everybody in the same direction. We’ve found that engaged and satisfied customers result in extremely motivated employees. We are honored to receive the Hearst Top Workplaces Award for the second consecutive year.”

The Hearst award winners are determined solely on employee feedback gathered through third-party surveys 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, motivation, and connection.

According to Eric Rubino, Energage CEO: “When you give employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. The Top Workplaces award draws on real-time employee insights, enabling organizations to make better decisions that generate positive impact.”

About Criterion
Criterion is a global provider of Simply Powerful Human Capital Management software. For midmarket business users and HR professionals, the Criterion HCM cloud platform delivers superior usability first, combined with powerful enterprise functionality to automate hundreds of critical HR, payroll, talent engagement, and workforce management services. Awarded a 95% plus customer satisfaction rating and recipient of Hearst Top Workplaces 2020, Criterion is trusted by hundreds of leading organizations in construction, nonprofit, government, education, franchise, and financial industries. Criterion HCM is available direct to customers and through a global partner network in over 10 countries. Learn more at

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.