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2014 When Work Works Award Winners: Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. (CGWG) and capSpire

Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. (CGWG)

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“Our line of work is stressful and demanding,” says Rick Roderick, CGWG’s managing director. “We feel it is essential to our continued success to enable our employees to balance their work with their personal lives through flexible work arrangements and scheduling.”

CGWG’s workplace flexibility has reaped rewards for both the organization and its employees. Satisfaction with flexible schedules translates into happier employees, a positive work environment and a competitive advantage when it comes to recruiting.

While not typical of a law firm's culture, alternative work arrangements are the norm at CGWG. There are no billable hour requirements at the firm and employees’ hours are monitored for signs of excessive work or inconsistent schedules. CGWG allows employees to work modified schedules and telecommute when needed to accommodate their family lives.



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“We ask our employees to think outside-the-box, so it’s only natural that we do the same thing when it comes to our office and culture. We try to create an environment where people can continually grow their skills and make their own day-to-day decisions that are in the best interest of both the employee and our company. This award recognizes all the hard work put into creating that special environment,” says capSpire co-founder Jeff Hardcastle.

capSpire is a global consulting and solutions company serving the Commodity Trade and Risk Management sector of the energy industry. Headquartered in the growing technology hub of Fayetteville, Arkansas, with an office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, capSpire has served over two dozen clients across North America and Europe. capSpire recently announced plans to hire thirty additional employees over the next three years.