A record-tying 100 companies, including 27 new honorees from last year, have been selected as a 2014 Best Place to Work in Indiana, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce announced. Actual rankings for the companies will be unveiled at a May 1 awards dinner, presented in partnership with Hylant, at the Indiana Convention Center 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 21 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.
This year saw the most number of applicants ever for the program, said Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar, in a press release.
“We have a lot of great employers in Indiana that are providing a productive, employee-friendly work environment that also leads to success for the organization,” he said. “We are happy to recognize those companies which took part in the program and encourage even more companies to join the process for 2015.”
For organizations on this year’s list that have displayed sustained excellence during the program’s nine-year history, there is 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 23 organizations on the 2014 list meet that criteria. Two companies – 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 two Pinnacle companies are Microsoft (first in the major employer category in 2013 and in the large category in 2011-2012) and Edward Jones (tops in the large employer category from 2006-2008).
In addition to the May 1 awards dinner, winners will be recognized via a special section of the Indiana Chamber’s bimonthly BizVoice® magazine and through Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick – both of which reach statewide audiences. Additional program partners are the Best Companies Group, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Indiana State Council of SHRM and the Wellness Council of Indiana. The 2014 Best Places to Work in Indiana awards dinner is open to the public. Individual tickets and tables are available at www.indianachamber.com,specialevents.
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, visit the website at www.bestplacestoworkIN.com.
In addition to Hylant, Best Places to Work in Indiana is sponsored by: Moser Consulting, Inc.; Hays Companies of Indiana; ADVISA; Elfcu, Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union; Jackson Lewis; Matrix Integration, LLC; Ogletree Deakins; and Smithville Communications, Inc.
The 2014 Best Places to Work in Indiana companies listed in alphabetical order, no ranking:
Small Companies (15-74 U.S. employees)
Apex Benefits, Indianapolis; Bassemiers Fireplace Patio and Spas, Evansville; Bierman ABA Autism Center, Carmel; BlueSky Technology Partners, Noblesville, Borshoff, Indianapolis; Catalyst Product Development, Inc., Indianapolis; Conner Insurance, Indianapolis; Courseload, Inc., Indianapolis; Cripe Architects + Engineers, Indianapolis; Cushman & Wakefield,SUMMIT, Indianapolis; Delivra, Inc., Indianapolis; Design Collaborative, Inc., Fort Wayne
Diverse Staffing, Indianapolis; Diverse Tech Services, Inc., Indianapolis; E-gineering, LLC, Indianapolis; FirstPerson, Indianapolis; Formstack, Indianapolis; Hanapin Marketing, Bloomington; Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C., Carmel; Iasta.com, Inc., Carmel; IDSolutions, Noblesville; Indesign, LLC, Indianapolis; Indiana CPA Society, Indianapolis; Indianapolis Indians, Indianapolis; Indigo BioSystems, Inc., Indianapolis; Inovateus Solar LLC, South Bend; JA Benefits, LLC, Bedford; Leaf Software Solutions, Carmel; Mainstreet, Lebanon; National; Trade Supply, LLC, Greenwood; netlogx, Indianapolis; Network Solutions, Inc., Granger; Oak Street Funding, Carmel; One Click Ventures, Greenwood
PolicyStat, Carmel; Private Fleet Backhaul, Anderson; sgSolutions, Inc., Indianapolis; Swagelok Indiana, Indianapolis; TinderBox, Indianapolis
Wessler Engineering, Indianapolis; and Wilson Kehoe Winingham, Indianapolis.
Medium Companies (75-249 U.S. employees)
Allegient, LLC, Indianapolis; Apparatus, Indianapolis; Community Bank Shares of Indiana, Inc., New Albany; Elfcu, Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union, Indianapolis
Financial Center, Indianapolis; Gibson, South Bend; HardingPoorman, Inc., Indianapolis; MJ Insurance, Inc., Indianapolis; MOBI Wireless Management, Indianapolis; Moser Consulting Inc., Indianapolis; OurHealth, Indianapolis; Peoples Bank SB, Munster; Project Lead The Way, Indianapolis; Purdue Federal Credit Union, West Lafayette; Schmidt Associates, Indianapolis; Software; Engineering Professionals, Inc., Carmel; Somerset CPAs, Indianapolis; United Consulting, Indianapolis; United Leasing Inc., Evansville; United Way of Central Indiana, Indianapolis; and Visiting Nurse and Hospice of the Wabash Valley, Terre Haute.
Large Companies (250-999 U.S. employees)
Appirio, Indianapolis; Ash Brokerage Corporation, Fort Wayne; Blue & Co., LLC, Carmel; Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company, Fort Wayne; Centier Bank, Merrillville; Draper Inc., Spiceland; Duke Realty, Indianapolis; FORUM Credit Union, Indianapolis; Fusion Alliance, Indianapolis; Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, PC, Indianapolis; Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield; Hosparus Inc., New Albany; Hylant, Indianapolis; Katz, Sapper & Miller, Indianapolis; Kendall Electric, Inc., Multiple; Magna Powertrain, Muncie; Monarch Beverage, Indianapolis; Shiel Sexton Company, Inc., Indianapolis; Sikich LLP, Indianapolis and Traylor Bros., Inc., Evansville.
Major Companies (1,000+ U.S. employees)
Aerotek, Indianapolis; Cassidy Turley, Indianapolis; Columbus Regional Health, Columbus; Eaton Corporation, South Bend; Edward Jones, Statewide; Emmis Communications Corporation, Indianapolis; ExactTarget, Indianapolis; Hendricks Regional Health, Danville; Hilliard Lyons, Multiple; Horseshoe Casino Hammond, Hammond; Interactive Intelligence, Indianapolis; Microsoft Corporation, Indianapolis; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Indianapolis; RCI, Carmel; Total Quality Logistics, Indianapolis; Union Hospital, Inc., Terre Haute; WestPoint Financial Group, Indianapolis; and WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone, Evansville.