The Norman Transcript


April 13, 2014

Nextep moves back to Dillard Building, but this time with much larger presence



“The more complex the regulations become that weigh down a small business owner, the more valuable our services become,” President and CEO Thomas Shehan said. “We provide expertise in an environment of changing regulations.”

While clients pay for this service, it’s an investment Nextep leadership said pays off.

“We reduce clients’ actual hard cost,” Shehan said.

The new headquarters is a boon for Nextep employees and Nextep clients. All of the data Nextep manages for their clients is monitored and kept secure at the new headquarters.

The data also is backed up offsite in a bunker that can sustain an EF-5 tornado and provide immediate backup should a tornado or other disaster hit the new Nextep building. These features provide disaster recovery and business continuity for Nextep and its clients.

The newly remodeled Nextep building also brings quality-of-life employment to the one worksite where Nextep is the site employer, setting a standard that draws and supports top personnel. The high-tech, modern space was deliberately designed to make Nextep employees feel comfortable and engaged.

“It’s a choice to provide a great work space that drives employee morale,” Fayak said. “Being voted ‘Best Place to Work in Oklahoma’ three times doesn’t happen by accident — it’s a result of an employer of choice strategy.”

The building features an open floor plan that relies heavily on natural lighting, technologically advanced work stations, meeting rooms, and bright and modern decorative elements. A room where employees can rest and a lactating room for mothers was incorporated into the newly remodeled space. The employee breakroom encourages interoffice communication and engagement.

Nextep leadership said they encourage a cooperative workplace community and a family supportive environment. Providing an environment that makes that culture possible is a reflection of Nextep’s corporate values.

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Joy Hampton



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