FRANKFORT – The application process for the 10th annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky program is now open, and this year’s competition features a new category that will honor the best small businesses to work at in the Commonwealth. In 2014 winners will be selected from three categories instead of two – small companies of 15-149 employees, medium companies of 150-499 employees, and large companies consisting of more than 500 employees (category based on number of U.S. employees, only Kentucky employees surveyed).
Presented by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the program is a multi-year initiative encouraging companies in the Commonwealth to focus, measure and advance workplace environments toward excellence. If you think your company is one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky, apply on the Best Places to Work website. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
“Supporting employers in creating great places to work is not only the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do,” states KYSHRM Chairwoman Cathy Fyock, CSP, SPHR. “Best Places sets the standard for developing high performance cultures with engaged and committed talent that is critical to our success nationally and globally.”
Best Companies Group will survey participating companies and reveal award winners in January 2014. Award winners will receive a final ranking at an awards ceremony on April 24, 2014 in Lexington. The rankings and in-depth interviews with the winners will also be published in the Best Places to Work in Kentucky magazine that will be distributed at the conclusion of the awards event.
The selection process is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey. Best Companies Group manages the assessment and survey based on research and list selection. All participating companies will receive the survey feedback, enabling them to develop plans and implement necessary steps to create a great workplace and continue to improve business performance. These companies will also receive a 30-minute phone session with Best Companies Group consultants to evaluate results of the employee feedback report.