50 Best Companies 2008

Jul 1, 2008

50 Best Small & Medium Companies To Work for in America 2008 Edition

This is our fifth year of publishing the 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America. Through the years, we’ve noticed that great companies have a lot in common—such as great benefits, great communication, and great training and career development opportunities. They also demonstrate a high regard for their workforces by seizing chances to show employees how much they respect and value employees’ hard work.

Fortunately, the attributes that make these companies great places to work can be replicated and adapted to a variety of industries. Learn more about the practices that distinguish the best places to work by reading our profiles of six winning companies. Each has a special approach to managing its human resources, and each offers valuable lessons.

The 50 companies were selected and ranked by the Great Place to Work® Institute Inc., a global workplace research and consulting firm headquartered in San Francisco. They are divided into two categories: small companies with 50 to 250 U.S.-based full- and part-time employees, and medium companies with 251 to 999 employees. The institute also selects Fortune magazine’s annual list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For®” recognizing companies with more than 1,000 employees, as well as similar lists in 29 countries.

For more information, see the comprehensive charts of data for all 50 winners and the additional benchmark data. And go to www.shrm.org/hrmagazine to see videos of employees talking about why they love where they work.


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