Top 100 Best Places to Work in Indiana Companies Named; Indiana Chamber Announces Rankings May 2
February 21, 2017 (INDIANAPOLIS) — They come from throughout the state and across 25 industries. They are the 100 honorees on the 2017 Best Places to Work in Indiana list.
In today’s announcement, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce said that nearly half (49) of the winners are from the small employer category and almost a third (32) are first-time honorees or returning after at least a year’s absence.
Offers Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar: “Best Places to Work in Indiana not only recognizes our state’s outstanding employers, but also sets a high standard for other Hoosier companies by encouraging them to realize the importance of evaluating their own workplaces.
“It is clear that a positive work environment makes employees more engaged in their job and in their company, which is a win for everyone.”
The 2017 honorees represent more than 20 cities throughout the state, with multiple winners hailing from Bloomington, Carmel, Evansville, Fishers, Fort Wayne, Michigan City, New Albany, Noblesville and West Lafayette, in addition to Indianapolis. A total of 200 companies applied to the program this year.
The actual rankings for the companies will be unveiled at a May 2 awards dinner, presented in partnership with Hylant, at the Indiana Convention Center (Sagamore Ballroom) in downtown Indianapolis.
These top companies in the state were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 29 other states.
Winners were selected from four categories: small companies of between 15 and 74 U.S. employees; medium companies of between 75 and 249 U.S. employees; large companies of between 250 and 999 U.S. employees; and major companies with 1,000 or more U.S. employees. Out-of-state parent companies were eligible to participate if at least 15 full-time employees are in Indiana.
The 2017 Best Place to Work in Indiana companies range in Hoosier employee count from 15 (SMARI, a consulting firm in Indianapolis) to more than 1,700 (Horseshoe Casino in Hammond).
Organizations on this year’s list that have displayed sustained excellence during the program’s 12-year history receive additional recognition.
Hall of Fame companies are those that have been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least two- thirds of the time in the program’s history; a total of 15 organizations on the 2017 list meet that criteria. Two companies–Edward Jones and Katz, Sapper & Miller–have made the Best Places to Work list all 12 years of the program.