Lubbock-Based Company Ranked in the Top 50 Medium Companies to Work for in America
A Lubbock-based company was recognized today as one of the 50 recipients of the "Society for Human Resource Management Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America" award. The company was selected by the Great Place to Work® Institute (GPTW) in its ranking of the nation's top 25 small and 25 medium-sized employers. Winners received their awards in Chicago at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 60th Annual Conference and Exposition.
The winning company is:
City Bank (23rd of the medium-sized employers), Lubbock. This year, teams of employees from across this Lubbock, Texas bank were challenged to write the company's mission statement. Employees voted on the choices, and the winning team was served a five-course candlelight dinner served by the President, COO and several executive VPs, clad in tuxedos. Through an ESOP, employees own a sizable chunk of the company--32%. Everyone--from the custodian up to the President--gets the same bonus percentage.
"TopU.S. companies succeed by using smart people-management strategies to develop highly productive and satisfied workforces," said SHRM President and CEO, Susan R. Meisinger. "Particularly in times of economic instability, knowing how to best manage your employees is an essential part of keeping productivity high and your organization open for business. That's why these companies deserve our applause, now more than ever."
"The ranking of these 50 top organizations is based upon a random survey of their employees, who send GPTW answers to a detailed questionnaire about workplace culture," said Hal Adler, GPTW president. "We then analyze those responses in conjunction with other factors to create the ranking. It's the same approach we use in creating our 'FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For®' list."
The Society for Human Resource Management 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America winners range in size from 50 to 999 workers, with "small" being a workforce of 50-250 and "medium" employing from 251 to 999. This year, 321 companies participated in the selection process. That process included distribution of a 57-question survey to each organization's workforce and a separate questionnaire for management. The Great Place to Work Institute then reviewed each company's annual reports, employee handbooks and other materials.
Employee-survey responses (a total of 44,258 this year) counted for two-thirds of each organization's score. The remaining one-third came from GPTW's evaluation of the company in five areas: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. This year's top winners are Dixon Schwabl in the small category, and Ultimate Software in medium-sized.
The complete list of winner follows:
Top 25 Small Winners
Dixon Schwabl Advertising Victor, NY
Badger Mining Corporation Berlin, WI
SnagAJob.com Glen Allen, VA
Heinfeld, Meech & Co., P.C. Tucson, AZ
McMurry Phoenix, AZ
Bridge Worldwide Cincinnati, OH
Kahler Slater Milwaukee, WI
InsureMe Englewood, CO
Root Learning Sylvania, OH
Landrum Human Resource Companies Pensacola, FL
McWhinney Real Estate Services Loveland, CO
Professional Placement Resources, LLC Jacksonville Beach, FL
Northeast Delta Dental Concord, NH
New Mexico Mutual Albuquerque, NM
Triage Consulting Group San Francisco, CA
The Peterson Companies Fairfax, VA
DAXKO Birmingham, AL
Runzheimer International Rochester, WI
ENGEO Incorporated San Ramon, CA
McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc. Fairfax, VA
Clark Nuber Bellevue, WA
MFA - Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, LLP Tewksbury, MA
Studer Group Gulf Breeze, FL
R&R Partners Las Vegas, NV
Cascade Asset Management Madison, W
Top 25 Medium Winners
1. Ultimate Software Weston, FL 2. ACUITY Sheboygan, WI 3. Integrity Applications Incorporated Chantilly, VA 4. Stark Investments St. Francis, WI 5. Hoar Construction, LLC Birmingham, AL 6. Holder Construction Company Atlanta, GA 7. 4imprint, Inc. Oshkosh, WI 8. AMX Richardson, TX 9. Bowen Engineering Fishers, IN 10. Hilcorp Energy Company Houston, TX 11. Parkway Properties, Inc. Jackson, MS 12. The RightThing Findlay, OH 13. CALIBRE Alexandria, VA 14. Robins & Morton Birmingham, AL 15. MATRIX Resources, Inc. Atlanta, GA 16. EILEEN FISHER Irvington, NY 17. SAGE PRODUCTS INC. Cary, IL 18. e-Rewards Dallas, TX 19. Advanced Financial Services, Inc. Newport, RI 20. Lincoln Industries Lincoln, NE 21. Nevada Federal Credit Union Las Vegas, NV 22. Hypertherm Hanover, NH 23. City Bank Lubbock, TX 24. The Integer Group Lakewood, CO 25. Gibbons P.C. Newark, NJ
Full coverage of the award ceremony and other details are available, (click here).
Stories about the winning organizations will appear in the July issue of HR Magazine, SHRM's flagship publication with a circulation of 210,000. The organizations will also be listed at www.GreatPlacestoWork.com.