Innovative Ideas Found in the Best Places to Work

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Sep. 23, 2013 12:00 am  

Our honorees also know a worker free from worry is a better worker, thus Mercy Health, for example, operates an employee-funded crisis fund that employees can draw on for emergencies.

The data analytics firm SAS, No. 2 on the Fortune list, thrives in a culture of “creative anarchy.” Likewise, many of this year’s Arkansas honorees strive to create a cultural experience in which their employees can take pride of ownership.

With a tradition of community servitude dating to its founding in 1900, St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro encourages employees to perform community service and is generous with the flexible time to do so.

Saying Thanks

While encouraging health and a positive attitude, this year’s Best Places to Work honorees also know how to deliver a simple yet creative “thank you.”

A free lottery ticket comes with CaseStack’s birthday and anniversary recognition; Delta Dental offers a number of outings and paid time off (and yes, sometimes a massage therapist) and Saatchi & Saatchi X tries to do a little of everything, from battles of the bands to Halloween costume parties to unicyclists, in its “Random Acts of Joy.”

But truly, when this year’s honorees set out trying to be a Best Place to Work, there was nothing random about it at all.



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