Winners from thousands of entries are evaluated via competitive judging and employee feedback to select the 100 most impactful companies to work for across the globe

DAVIS, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2024) – InnerPlant, the seed technology company enabling the earliest possible detection of stress in crops to make farming more efficient and sustainable, was selected as a winner of the 2024 Impact 100 Award by Hyer, the on-demand labor app and analytics firm. The award recognizes the most impactful companies to work for across the globe and honors their commitments to positive missions and building a progressive, people-first workplace.

“InnerPlant is careful to align our mission of transforming agriculture by enabling crops to communicate with the values of our team to create a positive and impactful workplace,” explains Dan Garblik, Senior Vice President of Operations and Finance. “The fact that employee feedback was a factor in our winning this award is especially humbling and gratifying.”

Hyer’s selection process reviews thousands of companies of all sizes and interviewed over 20,000 employees to uncover the companies making a true impact – where all employees, from top to bottom, genuinely feel like their contributions are making a difference to a cause they care about.

Along with an in-depth review of current and future measurements, and initiatives, the award organizers conduct anonymous internal surveys with a specific set of open-ended questions designed to uncover how employees truly feel about their company, without the bias company leaders might promote.

The ranking system consists of two categories of questions: closed-ended and open-ended. Closed-ended responses include single-answer questions, and an analysis of the percentage of employees within each company that participated in the survey. The percentage of respondents per company is factored into the final analysis. The survey is a ‘sentiment’ analysis, where the vast majority of the weight is placed on the open-ended responses.​

Once the survey is complete, all responses are analyzed, datasets are normalized, and bespoke weighting is applied to each category to derive a single score for each company.

About InnerPlant
InnerPlant is a seed technology company that enables the earliest detection of pathogens and other stresses in key crops to make farming universally more efficient and sustainable. The company was founded in 2018 by Shely Aronov and Rod Kumimoto. InnerPlant was recently recognized with a Special Mention TIME Best Inventions and was named a finalist in General Excellence by Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards. For more information visit:

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