AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - the Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management has kicked off the seventh annual "Best Places to Work in Maine" program.
The event recognizes companies that have established and consistently fostered outstanding workplace environments.
In June, Best Companies Group will survey all the Maine companies that have registered online by the deadline of May 25th.
The scientifically validated survey will incorporate a company's employee benefits and policies and responses from a comprehensive employee engagement and satisfaction survey.
The data collected from the assessment will be used to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine.
First place winners of the sixth annual "Best Places to Work in Maine" program in 2011 included Consigli Construction Co. Inc, based in Portland, in large size company category and The Portland firm of Burgess Advertising in the small/medium size company category.
The Best Companies Group "Employee Feedback Report" is presented to each participating company, even if they did not make the list. The report includes the summarized employee engagement and satisfaction data, the Maine Benchmark Report, and the transcript of employee written comments. The report is used by many to make significant improvements in their workplace culture.
Any company with at least 15 employees in the state of Maine is encouraged to participate. Companies selected as a "Best Place to Work in Maine" will be announced at a gala event in the fall of 2012. A complete list of top companies will be featured in a statewide publication put out by Mainebiz. There is a fee to participate in the "Best Places to Work in Maine" program that helps cover administrative costs and the production of the Employee Feedback Report.
Interested companies can apply to participate in the program online at www.bestplacestoworkme.com. The deadline for registration is May 25, 2012, and all registered companies will be surveyed simultaneously following the deadline date.