Curious Jane, a national advertising agency for franchises, won the top award among franchise vendors in Franchise Business Review’s 2022 Franchising@WORK Awards for the second consecutive year. Franchising@WORK Awards recognize companies in the franchise industry with the highest employee satisfaction based on an independent survey of their staff members.
Curious Jane won the Gold Award in the Supplier Category, which recognizes franchise vendors.
“We are so proud to be recognized as a great place to work by Franchise Business Review,” said Lora Kellogg, CFE, president and CEO of Curious Jane. “We have worked extremely hard to build a fantastic culture, especially as we have shifted to a hybrid work model. Our team loves what we’re able to accomplish together, and it shows.”
Franchise Business Review’s industrywide Franchising@WORK Employee Engagement & Compensation Benchmarking Study provides aggregate data that helps franchise companies understand how their culture and engagement compare with others.
Participants were asked 24 core benchmark questions related to job satisfaction, engagement, skills and experience, management, brand leadership and culture.
Companies from the franchise industry that participated in Franchise Business Review’s employee engagement research were eligible for the Franchising@WORK Awards. Franchise Business Review analyzed data from more than 5,000 professionals to identify the finalists based on responses from their employees in eight key areas.
“If there’s been one positive to emerge from the pandemic, it’s that the importance of employee engagement is now at the forefront for many more organizations,” said Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review. “The labor shortage that resulted from the pandemic has impacted the franchising sector significantly, but the companies that prioritize well-being and a positive culture continue to attract great hires, retain their best employees and grow their brand. We are proud to recognize the companies that are setting themselves apart as an employer of choice in the franchise sector through their commitment to employee engagement, asking for feedback and involving their teams in building a positive culture.”
Curious Jane also has been named to Entrepreneur’s Top Franchise Suppliers ranking for best franchise marketing agencies for three consecutive years.
Curious Jane works with national franchise clients such as Kumon North America, Neighborly Brands, Winmark, WellBiz Brands, Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, Plato’s Closet, Once Upon A Child, Play It Again Sports and Goodcents.