BURBANK, CA – Entertainment Partners (EP), the entertainment industry’s leading provider of payroll and production management solutions, today announces it has been named one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States. This annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation towards engaging their employees.

“We are very proud of this recognition,” states Markham L. Goldstein, President and CEO of Entertainment Partners, which, together with its legendary Central Casting division, employs more than 700 people nationwide. “With a 100% employee-owned framework, our extraordinary levels of engagement speak not only to the dedication of an amazing team but also to the power of employee ownership. Our culture places greatest emphasis on our commitment to exceptional client service, innovative technology and empowering employees.”

“The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ understand these practices are not only good for employees, but also the bottom line. Companies that focus on employee engagement tend to perform better financially, attract and retain the best talent, and enjoy improved customer service and client retention,” says Razor Suleman, Founder and Chairman of Achievers. “These companies serve as role models for other businesses to engage their own employees and build success.”

The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards panel of judges evaluated each applicant based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™: communication, leadership, culture, rewards & recognition, professional & personal growth, accountability & performance, vision & values, and corporate social responsibility.

The panel of judges included Bruce Bolger, Managing Director of Enterprise Engagement Alliance, Stacia Garr, Principal Analyst of Bersin & Associates, Debbie McGrath, Founder and Chief Instigator of HR.com, and Razor Suleman, Founder and Chairman of Achievers. Other companies announced by the panel as 2012 winners include Cisco Systems, Zappos, Royal Caribbean, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Entertainment Partners will be honored alongside the other recipients during an awards gala on October 25, 2012, at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California.