Arkansas Business will honor more than 40 companies designated among this year's "Best Places to Work" during an interactive online ceremony in November.
The annual event is tied to the "Best Places to Work" survey, which companies can use to determine employee perceptions of their organization and leadership.
The online event, presented by Consolidated Admin Services of Cabot, is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 12. The ceremony will honor each of this year's finalists and winners live in studio. Alice 107.7 FM's Moose will deejay the event, and there will be cocktails from Colonial Wine and Spirits of Little Rock and giveaways from the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute and the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy.
Ticket information and other details are available at arkansasbusiness.com/tickets/bestplaces. For more information on the program or to purchase virtual watch parties, contact Awards Events and Marketing Coordinator Kelli Roy at kroy@ABPG.com or (501) 455-9336.
Arkansas Business' annual "Best Places to Work" survey includes sections that examine leadership and planning; corporate culture and communication; employee relationships to supervisors; and pay and benefits. Employees complete the survey anonymously, and employers can analyze the results by specific topics and demographics, including age, sex, ethnicity, status, job role and department.
Employers pay a fee to take part in the survey, which is administered by the Best Companies Group.
"Best Companies Group compiles a detailed view of aggregated responses and a full transcript of employee comments to open-ended questions," said Arkansas Business Publishing Group Publisher Mitch Bettis, who has used the survey since 2014. "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."
Individual company scores are private information and available only to participants. For the awards program, Best Companies Group compiles the data to determine which Arkansas firm wins the top "Benchmark Award" for general workplace excellence.
This year's honorees are:
- Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield
- Arkansas Children's
- Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp.
- Arkansas Federal Credit Union
- Arkansas Hospice
- Bank OZK
- Baxter Regional Medical Center
- BNSF Logistics
- Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers
- BSR REIT
- CHI St. Vincent Hospital Hot Springs
- Citizens Bank
- Conway Regional Health System
- Datamax Inc.
- Delta Dental of Arkansas
- Edafio Technology Partners
- Evo Business Environments
- First Service Bank
- FNBC Bank
- Harrison Energy Partners
- Hub Group
- Hugg & Hall Mobile Storage
- ImageWorks Commercial Interiors
- Kimbel Mechanical Systems Inc.
- Medical Center of South Arkansas
- Perks WW
- Publishing Concepts LP
- Rainwater, Holt & Sexton
- Rausch Coleman Development Group Inc.
- Simmons Bank
- Southern Bancorp
- St. Bernards Medical Center
- Stone Ward
- Summit Utilities Inc.
- Supreme Lending
- Total Quality Logistics
- Travel Nurse Across America
- TRS Healthcare
- USAble Life
- VCC Construction
- WELSCO Inc.
- Wonder State Box Co. Inc.
- Wright Lindsey Jennings
To be considered for participation, companies had to:
- be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity
- be a publicly or privately held business
- have a facility in Arkansas
- have at least 15 employees in Arkansas
- be in business a minimum of one year
Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the "Best Places to Work in Arkansas." The first part evaluated company workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part measured employee experience.
The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. The Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Arkansas, analyzed the data and determined the final rankings.