2 from North Central AR among ‘Best Places to Work’

A Mountain Home employer and one headquartered in Sharp County with a location in Baxter County are among more than 40 companies designated among Arkansas Business’ “Best Places to Work” in 2019.Arkansas Business revealed the list of companies Wednesday that includes Baxter Regional Medical Center and FNBC headquartered in Ash Flat with a location in Mountain Home.

An annual luncheon is tied to the “Best Places to Work” survey, which companies can use to determine employee perceptions of their organization and leadership.

The survey includes sections that examine leadership and planning; corporate culture and communication; employee relationships to supervisors; and pay and benefits.

Employees complete the survey anonymously, and employers can analyze the results by specific topics and demographics, including age, sex, ethnicity, status, job role and department.

Employers pay a fee to take part in the survey administered by the Best Companies Group.

Arkansas Business Publishing Group Publisher Mitch Bettis says, “Best Companies Group compiles a detailed view of aggregated responses and a full transcript of employee comments to open-ended questions.”

Arkansas Business Publishing Group has used the survey since 2014 and Bettis says, “Management can use the data to benchmark responses coming from other participating companies and, more importantly, to benchmark progress within your company year-to-year.”

Individual company scores are private information and available only to participants. For the awards program, Best Companies Group compiles the data to determine which Arkansas firm wins the top “Benchmark Award” for general workplace excellence. Last year’s winner was Information Network of Arkansas.

This year’s honorees will be recognized during an awards luncheon Sept. 26 in Little Rock.

The complete list of honorees is available at Arkansas Business.

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