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VBM Announces Best Places to Work in Vermont
AIRS Human Capital Solutions and King Arthur Flour are
named number one in their categories.
program is the first of its kind offered statewide in Vermont, and is modeled after Fortune
Magazines 100 Best Companies to Work for in America.
Business Magazine (VBM) announced tonight that AIRS Human Capital Solutions and
King Arthur Flour Company are the top ranking companies in the Best Places to Work in Vermont
competition. AIRS Human Capital Solutions takes home the first place ranking in
the small to medium sized business category (15 to 99 employees). King Arthur
Flour Company is listed as the number one best place to work in Vermont in the large sized
business category (100 and over employees).
This initiative was designed to:
Identify and recognize
Vermonts best employers who
strive to create and build better workplaces for their employees;
information to help existing companies in Vermont retain their
and promote Vermont best employment
opportunities to attract new workers.
Over 25 businesses applied to be considered for the
competition, but only 14 were named as one of Vermonts best places to work. Ranking
companies were evaluated and chosen by the Best Companies Group, an independent
company managing Best Places to Work programs in many states around the country.
The Best Companies Group, assisted by ModernThink,
LLC, conducted an assessment of participating companies that was a two-part
process designed to gather detailed data about each company. In part one, the
employer completes a questionnaire and in part two, employees of the company
complete an employee survey.
The survey data was then combined to enable the
experts at ModernThink, LLC to determine the strengths and opportunities of the
participating companies. The companies were then ranked based on this data. ModernThink,
LLC also created Assessment Findings Reports that are returned to each
participating company. General comparisons of a companys data to the rest of
the field are also included. The information companies received will be almost
as valuable as finding themselves on the final list.
be eligible for consideration, companies must have met the following criteria:
Be a for-profit or
Be a publicly or
privately held business
Have a facility in the
state of Vermont
Have a minimum of 15
employees in the state of Vermont
partnered with The Vermont State Chamber of Commerce, Vermont Chapter of the
Society of Human Resources Management, Vermont Department of Economic Development,
and Vermont Department of Labor to present the award.
Listings of the finalists from both the small to
medium-sized and large-sized companies, arranged in ranking order is included.
2006 Small to
Medium Sized Companies (15 to 99)
AIRS Human Capital Solutions
Long Beach, CA
NRG Systems, Inc.
Physicians Computer Company
American Flatbread Company