Manchester - What does it take to attract the finest talent in the state? Ask NHBSR members, Hypertherm Inc, Wire Belt Company of America and W.S. Badger Company Inc. They were just named to New Hampshire's Top Companies to Work For in the December issue of Business NH Magazine (BNH)! Winning companies went through an extensive review of benefits, company culture, and employee development, which in addition to an extensive application, included on-site visits (tours and interviews with CEOs and employees).
We share our congratulations with Hypertherm, named as the #1 in the large company category and Wire Belt, named #1 in the small company category! We are also thrilled that W.S. Badger, with only 47 employees in Gilsum broke into the top five and is featured on the cover of the December issue!
Winning companies go beyond typical benefits to build cultures of proud, engaged employees. These companies demonstrate that respect and teamwork build successful foundations.
Wire Belt provides space for employee gardens knowing that many of their employees do not have the space at home. In addition to providing tuition reimbursement, they understand that employees may need the funding up front to make the opportunity feasible and provide the channels to make it happen.
Hypertherm's employee-focused culture is reflected in their flexible scheduling, focus on wellness and community involvement, as well as individual professional growth benefits. They have also taken the additional step of making their employees owners through the Hypertherm Stock Ownership Plan.
W. S. Badger, soon after building a facility that reflected their environmental ethics, renovated their old headquarters to provide quality daycare for employees. The new facility was constructed with a large dining room where employees gather daily for a free organic lunch prepared by their company chef.
These are just a few of the creative approaches these NHBSR members have taken to distinguish themselves as incredible employers. Congratulations WIre Belt, Hypertherm and Badger!
BNH and NHBSR partner to present this competition, culminating with the Breakfast With The Best, an opportunity to get a more in-depth understanding of how these leading companies create a workplace culture the fosters loyal, engaged employees. Breakfast With the Best will take place on February 14th at the Radisson in Manchester. Mark your calendars and plan to attend - it's an event you do not want to miss!
I would like to thank the many NHBSR members who contributed significant time to the judging process ...
•Robin Eichert, PeopleSense Consulting
•Mirjam IJtsma, Cultural Chemistry
•Mike Jurnak, Berry Dunn
•Pat Vaillencourt, Delta Dental
•Yusi Turell, Carsey Institute at UNH
•Josh Robinson, Checkmate Payroll
•Melissa Clickner, Schleuniger, Inc.
•Mike Elmer, Coca-Cola Northern New England
We are also grateful to Bruce Mast (Bruce Mast Associates) for managing the challenging scheduling and on-site judging process!