Flexjet Named Among Northeast Ohio’s Best Places to Work for the 16th Consecutive Year
September 11, 2019
NorthCoast 99 Also Honors Flexjet as the First Winner of a Special Category Award for Diversity and Inclusion
CLEVELAND, September 11, 2019 – Flexjet LLC, a leading global provider of fractional private jet ownership, announced that the Employers Resource Council (ERC), the creators and producers of the 2019 NorthCoast 99 Awards Program, has honored Flexjet for the 16th consecutive year as one of the 99 best places to work in Northeast Ohio. In addition, Flexjet was the first-ever winner of the Special Category Award for Diversity and Inclusion.
“Flexjet’s reputation as a leader in private jet travel has been built on three fundamental principles – fanatical attention to detail, a long-term approach to relationships and a belief that employees are the foundation of a service company. We use these principles to guide everything that we do,” said Michael Silvestro, Flexjet’s Chief Executive Officer. “We attract and retain such outstanding workers by committing to make this an excellent place to work, a place where people want to give their best. The quality of service that we provide comes down to the efforts of our flight crews and ground staff, in Greater Cleveland and around the world, each and every day.”
Flexjet’s Diversity and Inclusion Special Category Award was based on the company placing a strong emphasis on the value each individual brings to the organization’s drive for success. During 2018, Flexjet also enhanced its efforts to attract more diverse candidates by attending diversity-focused conventions, conferences and career fairs, including those for the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, the National Gay Pilots Association, Women in Aviation and MRO Americas.
“This award is particularly meaningful considering that the aviation workforce traditionally has been a male-dominated environment,” said Bob Sullivan, Flexjet’s Chief Administrative Officer. “For us, it is never a question of lowering standards, especially in safety-critical jobs, but rather it is about removing bias and resolving to be more open and inclusive. And, in pursuing and hiring from a broader pool of candidates, Flexjet positions itself to meet the needs of the business’s recent extraordinary growth and to experience the increased success that comes along with a more diverse workforce.”
Richmond Heights-headquartered Flexjet employs 1,200 private jet travel professionals, primarily in North America and Europe. It seeks to have a working environment that offers employees a clear career path with opportunities to learn and grow, whether as a member of a flight crew or in the many vital supporting roles on the ground. It also works to provide a safe, progressive, diverse and rewarding workplace with highly competitive pay and benefits.
Flexjet’s award as one of the NorthCoast 99 was based on how it addressed top-performer attraction, retention and development in five distinct areas during the period January 1-December 31, 2018. The areas on which Flexjet and other companies were evaluated include:
- Organizational Strategy
- Policies & Communication
- Selection & Onboarding
- Employee Well-being
- Employee Engagement & Development
- Total Rewards – including all forms of compensation, rewards and recognition
Flexjet will be honored at the 21st annual NorthCoast 99 Awards event on September 11, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown.
About the Employers Resource Council (ERC)
Founded in 1920, the Employers Resource Council (ERC) helps organizations make their workplaces great by providing expert people solutions that include training, consulting, research, and HR support services. We’re the creators and producers of NorthCoast 99, an annual awards program in its 21st year that honors exceptional Northeast Ohio employers for top talent. ERC also sponsors the ERChealth insurance program in Ohio. We’re a proud three-time When Work Works Award Winner, too. For more information, visit us at www.yourerc.com.
Flexjet first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995. Flexjet offers fractional jet ownership and leasing. Flexjet’s fractional aircraft program is the first in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s Industry Audit Standard, is the first and only company to be honored with 20 FAA Diamond Awards for Excellence, upholds an ARG/US Platinum Safety Rating and is IS-BAO compliant at Level 2. Flexjet’s fractional program fields an exclusive array of business aircraft—some of the youngest in the fractional jet industry, with an average age of approximately six years. In 2015, Flexjet introduced Red Label by Flexjet, which features the youngest fleet in the industry, flight crews dedicated to a single aircraft and the LXi Cabin Collection of interiors. To date there are more than 30 different interior designs across its fleet, which includes the Challenger 350, the Embraer Legacy 450, Global Express, the Gulfstream G450, G500 and G650, and the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jets. In addition, the overall jet collection includes the Embraer Phenom 300 and Bombardier Challenger 300. Flexjet is a member of the Directional Aviation family of companies. For more details on innovative programs and flexible offerings, visit www.flexjet.com or follow us on Twitter @Flexjet and on Instagram @FlexjetLLC.
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