Fortune and Great Place to Work® name Sparrow to 2022 Best Small Workplaces™

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA., August 8, 2022, Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have honored Sparrow as one of the 2022 Best Small Workplaces. Earning a spot means that Sparrow is one of the best companies to work for in the country.

To determine the Fortune 2022 Best Small Workplaces list, Great Place to Work analyzed the survey responses of over 30,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies with 10 to 99 U.S. employees. In that survey, 93% of Sparrow’s employees said Sparrow is a great place to work. This number is 36% higher than the average U.S. company.

“Sparrow helps employers care for their people, so naturally, we have invested in internal communication and support for our people. We are so grateful to be recognized by Fortune as a Great Place to Work™” said Sparrow Cofounder and CEO Deborah Hanus. “This special recognition is a reflection of our entire team’s dedication to fostering a culture of trust, inclusivity, and collaboration.”

Sparrow has been fully remote since 2019, and today, the team of 94 Sparrows spans 25 states. As it has scaled, the team has designed its communications intentionally. “We ensure that the ways we connect create meaningful interactions that express how we care for each other,” said Director of People Operations, Diandra Oliveira. “A few examples include regular fireside chats, all hands, company and team offsites, and “Feel Good Fridays,” where everyone on the team is invited to recognize their wins and the support they’ve received from their teammates that week.

The Best Small Workplaces list is highly competitive. Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.

“It’s not the size of an organization that makes it great, but how the organization treats its people,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “And these small workplaces have proven that the inspiring cultures they’ve created go head-to-head with those of any large corporation. Leaders at these companies put their people first, and in return, achieve stronger business results than the average workplace.”

About the Best Small Workplaces™
Great Place to Work selected the Best Small Workplaces by analyzing the survey responses of over 30,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies with 10 to 99 U.S. employees. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Great Place to Work determines its lists using its proprietary For All methodology to evaluate and certify thousands of organizations in America’s largest ongoing annual workforce study, based on over 1 million survey responses and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million employees, this year alone. Read the full methodology.

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About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, it has surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Its employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything it does is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About Sparrow
Sparrow is the first end-to-end leave management solution for modern employers to care for their people during major life events. Sparrow’s high-tech, high-touch approach automates the most painful parts of employee leave management, while our world-class leave specialist team ensures a premium experience for all types of leaves across the United States and Canada. By partnering with Sparrow, caring companies reduce compliance risks, enhance the employee experience, and contain costs. Learn more at and LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.