This excerpt taken from the SRX 10-K filed Aug 28, 2008.
Our success as a technology and strategic consulting solutions company is highly dependent on our employees. We believe we have been successful in developing a culture based on an ethic of Honesty and Service that nurtures our employees and enables them to succeed. Our core values of Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Service and Excellence create the foundation for who we are and what we do. We reinforce these principles regularly in our recruiting process, training programs, proposals, company meetings, and internal communications.
Our active recruiting effort is aligned with our business units and relies heavily on employee referrals in addition to a variety of other recruiting methods. Our primary source of our new recruits is employee referrals, which accounted for approximately 42% of our new hires in fiscal 2008. We have found these referrals to be an efficient source of excellent employees. As a result of our continued focus on our employees, in 2008 we were named by FORTUNE magazine, for the ninth consecutive year, as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for.
As of June 30, 2008, we had almost 6,500 employees. Approximately 79% of our employees are professionals or managers with technology or domain expertise. Our professional staff is highly educated, with approximately 27% holding advanced degrees. Over 56% of our employees have federal government security clearances.
The labor market for technology workers remains tight, particularly in the Washington, DC area and for those with high-level security clearances. To compete effectively for the best available employees, we offer a combination of rewarding job responsibilities, competitive compensation and benefits, and opportunities for merit-based advancement. We have no employees represented by collective bargaining agreements, other than international employees who may benefit from certain collective bargaining rights based on local country law, and we consider our relations with our employees generally to be good.