Companies setting the standard with their workplace practices were honored tonight before a crowd of more than 1,200 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. There, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce unveiled rankings for the record-tying 100 companies from throughout the state that made the 2014 Best Places to Work in Indiana list (released in February).
Winners were selected in four categories. Taking top honors:
Small companies’ category (between 15 and 74 U.S. employees): Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C. of Carmel, a law practice founded in 2004 and specializing in family law
Medium companies’ category (between 75 and 249 U.S. employees): Purdue Federal Credit Union
Large companies’ category (between 250 and 999 U.S. employees): Sikich, LLP of Indianapolis, an accounting, advisory, technology and managed services group
Major companies’ category (1,000 or more U.S. employees): Microsoft Corporation, whose local Indianapolis office delivers business consulting on software and technology solutions
For Hollingsworth & Zivitz and Microsoft, this marks the third and fourth straight years, respectively, to finish number one.
“These four elite companies excel in respecting their employees, providing them with the tools to be successful and offering careers – not just jobs,” states Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar.
“All of the organizations on the list understand the positive business impact of making employees feel valued. We are pleased to recognize them for such model workplace practices.”
At the dinner, presented in partnership with Hylant, representatives from all designated companies received Best Places to Work awards of excellence on stage.
For organizations on the 2014 list that have displayed sustained excellence during the program’s nine-year history, there was additional recognition.
“Some clear patterns have emerged from companies which time and again show that their culture promotes productive and positive work environments. We felt it was warranted to give further acknowledgement to these companies,” Brinegar explains.
The designations are Best Places to Work in Indiana Hall of Fame and Pinnacle companies.
Hall of Fame organizations 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 23 companies on the 2014 list meet that criteria. Two organizations – Edward Jones and Katz, Sapper & Miller – have made the Best Places to Work list all nine years of the program.
The Pinnacle recognition is reserved for those that have finished first in their category three or more times in a five-year period. The three Pinnacle companies are Microsoft (first in the major employer category in 2013-2014 and in the large category in 2011-2012), Edward Jones (tops in the large employer category from 2006-2008) and Hollingsworth & Zivitz (first in the small employer category from 2012-2014).
More information about the Best Places to Work companies is available via a special section of the May/June issue of the Indiana Chamber’s BizVoice® magazine, a statewide publication released tonight and accessible online at www.bizvoicemagazine.com.
Other program partners are Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, the Best Companies Group, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Wellness Council of Indiana and Indiana State Council of SHRM.
In addition to Hylant, Best Places to Work in Indiana is sponsored by: Moser Consulting; Hays Companies of Indiana; ADVISA; Cassidy Turley; Conner Insurance; Eaton Corporation; Elfcu; Interactive Intelligence; Jackson Lewis; Matrix Integration, LLC; Ogletree Deakins; and Smithville Communications, Inc.
The Best Places organizations were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 26 other states.
All companies that participated in the 2014 Best Places to Work program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees. In turn, this report can be used in developing or enhancing employee retention and recruitment programs.
For more information on the Indiana Chamber’s Best Places to Work program, go to www.bestplacestoworkIN.com.
The full list of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Indiana companies by ranking:
* = Hall of Fame companies
Small Companies (15-74 U.S. employees) Rank / Company / Primary Indiana Location
1. Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C. / Carmel 2. JA Benefits, LLC / Bedford 3. E-gineering, LLC / Indianapolis 4. Mainstreet / Carmel 5. PolicyStat / Carmel 6. Apex Benefits / Indianapolis 7. Cushman & Wakefield / SUMMIT / Indianapolis 8. Indiana CPA Society / Indianapolis 9. Conner Insurance / Indianapolis 10. Formstack / Indianapolis 11. BlueSky Technology Partners / Noblesville 12. Diverse Staffing / Indianapolis 13. Network Solutions, Inc. / Granger 14. Indigo BioSystems, Inc. / Indianapolis 15. netlogx / Indianapolis 16. Wilson Kehoe Winingham / Indianapolis 17. Leaf Software Solutions / Carmel 18. Inovateus Solar LLC / South Bend 19. National Trade Supply, LLC / Greenwood 20. IDSolutions / Noblesville 21. Private Fleet Backhaul / Anderson 22. Bierman ABA Autism Center / Carmel 23. TinderBox / Indianapolis 24. Indesign, LLC / Indianapolis 25. Wessler Engineering / Indianapolis 26. Cripe Architects + Engineers / Indianapolis 27. Swagelok Indiana | Cincinnati / Indianapolis 28. Courseload, Inc. / Indianapolis 29. Indianapolis Indians / Indianapolis 30. Oak Street Funding / Carmel 31. FirstPerson / Indianapolis 32. Catalyst Product Development, Inc. / Indianapolis 33. One Click Ventures / Greenwood 34. Iasta / Carmel 35. Design Collaborative, Inc. / Fort Wayne 36. Delivra, Inc. / Indianapolis 37. Bassemiers Fireplace Patio and Spas / Evansville 38. sgSolutions, Inc. / West Terre Haute 39. Borshoff / Indianapolis 40. Hanapin Marketing / Bloomington 41. Diverse Tech Services, Inc. / Indianapolis
Medium Companies (75-249 U.S. employees) Rank / Company / Primary Indiana Location
1. Purdue Federal Credit Union / West Lafayette 2. Elfcu / Indianapolis 3. Project Lead The Way / Indianapolis 4. Community Bank Shares of Indiana, Inc. / New Albany 5. Moser Consulting Inc. / Indianapolis 6. Software Engineering Professionals, Inc. / Carmel 7. Apparatus / Indianapolis 8. Somerset CPAs* / Indianapolis 9. Financial Center / Indianapolis 10. Gibson / South Bend 11. Allegient, LLC / Indianapolis 12. United Leasing Inc. / Evansville 13. United Way of Central Indiana / Indianapolis 14. MJ Insurance, Inc.* / Indianapolis 15. United Consulting* / Indianapolis 16. Schmidt Associates* / Indianapolis 17. Peoples Bank SB / Munster 18. OurHealth / Indianapolis 19. Visiting Nurse and Hospice of the Wabash Valley / Terre Haute 20. HardingPoorman, Inc.* / Indianapolis 21. MOBI Wireless Management / Indianapolis
Large Companies (250-999 U.S. employees) Rank / Company / Primary Indiana Location
1. Sikich LLP / Indianapolis 2. Appirio / Indianapolis 3. FORUM Credit Union / Indianapolis 4. Katz, Sapper & Miller* / Indianapolis 5. Centier Bank* / Merrillville 6. Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company* / Fort Wayne 7. Magna Powertrain / Muncie 8. Hylant / Indianapolis 9. Traylor Bros., Inc. / Evansville 10. Duke Realty / Indianapolis 11. Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, PC* / Indianapolis 12. Shiel Sexton Company, Inc.* / Indianapolis 13. Fusion Alliance* / Indianapolis 14. Monarch Beverage / Indianapolis 15. Ash Brokerage Corporation* / Fort Wayne 16. Hancock Regional Hospital* / Greenfield 17. Blue & Co., LLC* / Carmel 18. Hosparus Inc. / Multiple 19. Kendall Electric, Inc. / Portage 20. Draper Inc. / Spiceland
Major Companies (1,000+ U.S. employees) Rank / Company / Primary Indiana Location
1. Microsoft Corporation / Indianapolis 2. Edward Jones* / Statewide 3. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. / Indianapolis 4. Eaton Corporation / South Bend 5. ExactTarget, a salesforce.com company* / Indianapolis 6. Interactive Intelligence* / Indianapolis 7. RCI* / Carmel 8. Cassidy Turley* / Indianapolis 9. Aerotek / Indianapolis 10. WestPoint Financial Group* / Indianapolis 11. WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone / Evansville 12. Emmis Communications Corporation* / Indianapolis 13. Hendricks Regional Health / Danville 14. Total Quality Logistics / Indianapolis 15. Hilliard Lyons / Multiple 16. Horseshoe Casino Hammond / Hammond 17. Union Hospital, Inc.* / Terre Haute 18. Columbus Regional Health* / Columbus