Many of Kentucky’s Best Places to Work are Right Here

The Best Places to Work in KentuckyThe results are in, and many companies in our region have what it takes to make the Best Places to Work in Kentucky list. The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management along with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce have announced the winners in the Eighth Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky competition.

This annual competition is divided into two categories—small/medium-sized employer (companies of 25 to 249 employees) and large-sized employer (companies of 250 or more employees). The companies are selected based on a judgement of employee policies and procedures and an employee survey. Competition is stiff and the winners are commended for providing a superior work environment.

Many of the employers that made the list go above and beyond when it comes to hiring practices, ensuring a strong and happy employee moral, and rewarding employees for a job well done.

One of the companies spotlighted in the Courier Journal offer flexible schedules for family purposes, but also reward perfect attendance. Another has recently created a new position called the “employee advocate,” who is responsible for promoting a happy and stress-free environment.

There will be an awards dinner on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville to formally announce the winner’s rankings in the competition. Be sure to check out the impressive list of winners—bet you’ll see some familiar company names.

Does great talent attract great employers, or do great employers attract great talent? OR, do great regions attract both? Maybe it’s a little of all three!

Congratulations to the winners!