Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group last week honored 47 Arkansas companies with Best Places to Work awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments.
Among the winners was Phigenics of Fayetteville, which received the Benchmark Award, given to the company whose workplace goes above and beyond in offering employee benefits, professional development programs and other perks.
Based in Naperville, Illinois, Phigenics helps facility owners and managers develop and implement comprehensive water management programs.
Through its programs and initiatives, Phigenics offers flexible work schedules, individual autonomy and attractive benefits and compensation packages. It offers a company-provided dependent care reimbursement of up to $3,000 a year for employees with children under 8. And amid COVID-19, its changed its policies to allow employees to take out additional money for 401(k) loans and distributions, and has allowed changes to FSA plans and more flexibility in regard to time off.
Read About the Honorees: You can read about all the other honorees at this year's awards event at our special Best Places to Work website and digital edition here. And you can register to take part in next year's Best Places to Work program right here.
Award winners are determined by a set of criteria set forth in the Best Places program, through which companies survey their employees about workplace satisfaction, corporate culture and company leadership.
This year's honorees were recognized during a live event with a limited audience broadcast live online from the Rock City Events Center in Little Rock. Honorees were grouped into two categories: small to medium (15-249 employees) and large (250 employees or more).
Best Places to Work gave additional recognition to five companies in each category that had the highest scores in the Best Places survey.
In the small to medium category, the five top scores went to (in alphabetical order):
In the large category, the five top scores went to (in alphabetical order):
- Medical Center of South Arkansas
- Publishing Concepts
- Supreme Lending
- Total Quality Logistics
- USAble Life
Read profiles of all the honorees here.