Photo: Stone Environmental Inc employee accepts their 2020 Best Places to Work in Vermont award.
Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced today the top 50 Best Places to Work in Vermont 2021. The awards program was created in 2006 and is presented in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, Vermont State Council, (SHRM) and the Vermont Department of Commerce and Community Development and Best Companies Group.
The Best Places to Work in Vermont list is broken down into three categories, Small Businesses (15-99 employees), Medium Businesses (100-249 employees) and Large Businesses (250+ employees).
Of the 50 companies being recognized, eight are new to the list in 2021. Two companies, Edward Jones and King Arthur Flour have won the distinction of Best Places to Work in Vermont every year since 2006, the first year Best Companies Group started surveying Vermont companies. AsicNorth, Inc, Fuse, LLC, Gallagher Flynn and Company, and Wild Apple Graphics have been on the Best Places to Work in Vermont list for ten consecutive years or more.
Photo: Union Mutual employee.
This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Have at least 15 employees working in Vermont;
- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
- Be a publicly or privately held business;
- Have a facility in the state of Vermont; and
- Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Vermont. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Vermont and analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.
"All Vermonters know that Vermont is a great place to live, work and play. We know that our employees are happy with their place of employment. The employers have created a work environment where the employees love to work. Even with a destructive pandemic hitting our world, these employees and employers are committed to a productive workplace, be that while in the office or working remotely. This list is a testament to the fantastic companies here in Vermont", states John Boutin, Publisher, Vermont Business Magazine.
Who is number one?
The final rankings for each category will be announced at a special awards presentation to be determined at a later date. Each Business on the list will be highlighted in the April issue of VBM.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in Vermont program, visit http://BestPlacesToWorkinVT.com or contact them at 717-909-1570.
For more information on the event when determined, email Denise Sortor at Vermont Business Magazine firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Best Places to work in Vermont winners in alphabetical order are:
(15 - 99 U.S. EMPLOYEES)
Adam Hergenrother Companies
Champlain Community Services
Co-operative Insurance Companies
*DominionTech Computer Services
Gallagher, Flynn & Company
Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group
IVY COMPUTER, INC
Liquid Measurement Systems, Inc.
McSoley McCoy & Co.
*NEW ENGLAND EXCESS EXCHANGE
*Norwich Solar Technologies
Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC
ReArch Company, Inc.
Stone Environmental Inc
*The Bank of Bennington
The Royal Group
United Way of Northwest Vermont
*Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Wild Apple Graphics
*Yankee Farm Credit
(100-249 U.S. EMPLOYEES)
Chroma Technology Corp.
Heritage Family Credit Union
Johnson Lambert LLP
New Chapter, Inc
New England Air Systems LLC
NorthCountry Federal Credit Union
The Richards Group
(250+ U.S. EMPLOYEES)
Comcast -- Western New England Region
*Health Care & Rehabilitation Services (HCRS)
King Arthur Baking Company
Parker-LORD (LORD Sensing Microstrain)
Southwestern Vermont Health Care
Vermont Mutual Insurance Group
*Not on 2020 list
Photo: Vermont Mutual Insurance Group accepts their 2020 Best Places to Work in Vermont award.