Best Places to Work Opens Lines of Communication

Best Places to Work Opens Lines of Communication

What do employees really think about our company?

How do they view me and our management team?

At Arkansas Business Publishing Group we know the answers to these questions. We know because we invest annually in the Best Places to Work survey.

Since 2014 we have asked our 100-plus employees to participate in a 76-question survey about how they view Arkansas Business Publishing Group. What we get back is an unvarnished look at employee perception of our company and leadership.

They tell us the good, the OK and the bad.

And then we get to work.

Wise Investment

Straight-from-the-employee data is what makes the investment (close to $800 for a company our size) worth exponentially more than what we pay.

Best Companies Group compiles a detailed view of aggregated responses and a full transcript of employee comments to open-ended questions.

Management can use the data to benchmark responses coming from other participating companies and, more importantly, to benchmark progress within your company year to year.

The individual company scores are private information and available only to the participants.

I’m a believer in this program, and I’m happy to visit with any leader on your team to discuss it more fully. Feel free to call, or email me at I believe the information you receive from this resource will be invaluable to your company, and the rewards will trump the cost many times over.

I’m out to build the best team of people in this region of the country, and the Best Companies Group survey has proven to be one of our most effective tools to getting that done.

We are better today because of strategic action we have taken as a result of the Best Places to Work survey. And we are not alone.

CEOs across the state have found value in the Best Places to Work investment. Our thanks to Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO Curtis Barnett and Rainwater Holt & Sexton Partner Mike Rainwater for sharing below how Best Places to Work has benefitted their organizations.

Mitch Bettis
President & Publisher
Arkansas Business Publishing Group

Curtis Barnett

Employees are the heart of our company. Arkansas Blue Cross strives to provide a work environment that supports a positive experience for the 3,200 individuals who spend their days serving our customers. Company culture is a priority. It’s critical to employee satisfaction, which ultimately translates into great customer satisfaction and success.

We consider the “Best Places to Work in Arkansas” survey an important employee engagement touchpoint that helps our leadership team monitor our company’s culture and, thus, our success. It’s a connection to our employees and a driver of change. 

Curtis Barnett
President & Chief Executive Officer
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Mike Rainwater

What does our team really think about their role? What’s important to them each day?

We receive the answers to these important questions because of the Best Places to Work program. The comprehensive survey of everyone in our law firm gives us a thorough look at our strengths and weaknesses. The results from the survey have helped us improve each of the six years we have been named a Best Place to Work. In addition, being named a Best Place to Work helps us recruit and retain the talent we need to continually offer excellent service to our clients.

Mike Rainwater
Rainwater Holt & Sexton

Participation Fees





15 - 24




25 - 99




100 - 199




200 - 499

UP TO 250



500 - 2,499








(1) Fees are non-refundable.
(2)To ensure the credibility of the information, companies with 15-24 employees must have an 80% (or better) response rate to be considered for the list.

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A supplement to Arkansas Business