Kansas City, Missouri — The county’s largest surveyor company, Polk County Surveyors, has been forced to change its image after a series of damning reports by local reporters, who allege that employees are paid poorly.
The new company, Equinix, which is owned by the Kansas City metropolitan area, has announced a voluntary overhaul of its corporate culture and workforce.
In addition to the two internal investigations, the state auditor also launched a public review of the company’s corporate governance practices.
Equinox’s chief executive officer, Tom Pritchard, said the company will improve on its workforce and internal controls.
The company is also changing its corporate governance standards and its compensation plan.
The company has already hired 10 additional surveyors and is planning to add more in the future, Pritard said in a statement to the Associated Press.
“We are committed to improving the way we conduct and communicate with our workforce.”
In the past, Equinex and its competitors had been among the country’s best, according to a national survey by McKinsey & Company.
However, the company was recently cited by a state auditor for a number of allegations of improper pay and benefits, including one that it allegedly improperly deducted $1 million in wages to cover expenses.
The auditor also found that Equinux employees were paid far less than the average for surveyors.
Pritchard did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Newsweek.
The new Equinyx company will focus on hiring and training surveyors who are experienced in working with large datasets and have the technical skills to process large datasets.
It will also improve employee retention, the firm said in the statement.
Pritchett said the new company will also make its payroll system more secure, with a system that will require an employer to confirm the identity of employees and will help identify those who are on the payroll.
The system will also have a password-protected screen, where employees can log on and out at will.
Pregnant employees will also be required to provide identification in order to access their payroll information, the statement said.
“Our focus is to keep our workers healthy and happy,” Pritch said.
“The new company has a commitment to create a culture that is respectful and supportive of its employees.”